Although I haven't started decorating
for Christmas yet, I've been mulling over plans in my head. I
know what my general look will be and have been thinking about which
pillows I want to use for the season. I want to mix my Togo spot pillows back in, but they've seemed a little plain to me since I made
them last summer.
With Christmas being the time for all
of the extra little details, I thought I'd add some pom poms to my pillows.
Last year I made a few pom pom projects and they are such a quick and easy way to add a little bit of fun to a room!
Have you ever made a pom pom? They are
SUPER simple, and you don't need any supplies other than yarn. I
chose this extra chunky yarn from the craft store because I thought
it would make the poms look nice and full without using as much yarn.
You can make one with your fingers in only 5 easy steps:
1. Wrap yarn around your fingers. Not too
tight, you'll want to slide it off easily when you're finished. Use
2, 3, or 4 fingers, depending on how big you want your pom. I've
even used 4 fingers but spread them out a little to make it even
bigger. For reference, I used 3 fingers and wrapped about 35 times
with this thick yarn for these 4" poms I made. The more fingers you use,
the more you'll want to wrap so they'll be nice and full. In the
past, when I've used regular yarn and four fingers, I wrapped about 80
times for a full pom.
2. Carefully slide what you've wrapped off
of your fingers, and lay it centered over a cut piece of yarn. (I
used a double piece because my yarn wasn't very strong.)
3. Bring the ends of your extra piece up
and tie them tightly in a knot around the middle. You will have
something like a donut with loops all around the edges.
4. Slide your scissors around the edge,
cutting all of the loops in the center to open them. Cut all the way
around, just being careful not to cut that piece you tied around the
5. Fluff the pom out, and snip any uneven
pieces until you are happy with the shape.
I started with a yarn needle and
thicker twine to attach the poms to the pillow, but it was way too
difficult to get through the fabric, so I switched to a regular
needle and thread. Just a few stitches to tack them in place around
the edge did the trick.
Now my spotted pillows are a little
more special, and ready for their Christmas close-up!
Here are a few of my favorite pom pom
projects from around the web-
Lastly today, I'd like to thank Balsam
Hill for featuring my tree from last year in their Christmas Inspiration Center. There
are many great trees in the gallery, so head over and check it out if
you're needing some fresh ideas for the season.
I hope you all have a great day, I'm off to chaperone a group of 6th grade girls on a field trip to the science museum. Yikes!