Looking for a super fun & super colorful statement piece to add to your home? Stop the search, this giant pompom pillow diy just might be the thang for you! Head on below for all you need to know about it.
If you like pompoms and/or pillows (and I mean, who doesn’t), then you’re gonna l-aoo-ove this! Personally, I’m a huge fan of pom poms, which if you’ve been hanging out here more often isn’t gonna sound surprising at all. And I obviously love pillows too so I decided to kinda mix these two and create one giant Pompom Pillow! The idea was born while I’s making the pompom ornaments for this year’s Christmas Tree. I loved how they turned out, and man was I excited when I realized that a giant pompom pillow DIY would kick butts!
I was so psyched that I actually started making it right then and there, even tho I didn’t have enough yarn in the colors I initially wanted to make the pompom pillow (like, 3-4 shades of pink + green, no more). So what I did was just use a whole lotta more shades of pink + green, which made this look a lot more colorful that I wanted it to, but I love it no matter what!
It took a while tho until I’ve finished it. I know I’m usually sharing fairly simple and easy DIY projects with you here, but this is not one of those! The pompom pillow diy takes a lot of time, and my right index finger hurt af from holding the scissors for what seemed like forever. So you should now what you’re getting yourself into with this project. It was #iregretnothing for me tho!
Now let’s see how to make this (although, if you’ve ever made a normal-sized pompom, then that’s it).
Pompom Pillow DIY.
– Yarn in Different Colors
(lots of, but let’s say around 10 to 15, and this depends on how large the ball of yarn is, and also how thick/thin the yarn is)
– A Thick Cardboard
and you can make a pompom maker like this one, haven’t tried this with the pompom pillow tho, but I’m guessing it’ll work), or Regtangular Piece of Wood…
or even better, the legs of a chair that are aproximatelly 25 cm / 10 inches appart (the diameter of my pompom pillow)
– Your Friend, Sibling, Boyfriend…
basically another set of hands that will help you once you’ve wrapped the yarn around whatever you used, to actually tie it up in the middle…
I don’t want to assume that you know or don’t know how to make pompoms, but since I’ve shared that on the blog twice so far, I’m just gonna point you to those previous posts. The first one being with an
actual pompom maker, and the second one when you gotta improvise… Believe me, once you get the gist of it, it’s super simple. And you’re gonna make the pompom pillow exactly the same way.
And here’s how I did it.
What I did was I basically just wrapped the yarn around a piece of wood, spending a lot of yarn balls (10-15). Then, with the help of my sister Angela (meaning this is where you need that extra set of hands), we’ve pulled the yarn from the wooden piece, and this was the hardest part. You have to do it slowly and carefully, so that you avoid all the yarn getting tangled af.
Tie it firmly (and with a thick thread, one that will be able to hold all the yarn together) in the middle.
Cut it on both sides & then cut all the excess until it starts looking like a giant pompom. And that’s pretty much it!
So, will you dare to embark upon this super rad pompom pillow diy adventure? Like I said, it’s not gonna be a piece of cake, it will take some time, but it is totally worth it! If you do make the pompom pillow obviously share it with me! And you can do that either in comments, DM me with a photo on Instagram, or best – use #artysdiylife on social media. I’d love to see how yours turns out!
This pompom pillow diy is totally PINTERESTING, don’t you think?