Pom poms are making a seriously big comeback! I remember making them in school, to put on a ‘fabulous’ tea cosy I made. The tea cosy wasn’t my best creation but I still love a good pom pom.
I added cute wool pom poms to an Ikea Polarvide throw. The throw cost €3.75 and I picked up the wool in Mr. Price for €1.95 a ball. I used a dark grey and a light grey and alternated them on the throw. It’s a really affordable and simple project.
All you need is:
throw/blanket, wool, fork, needle & thread, scissors.
Wrap your wool around the fork. Use a larger fork or your fingers if you want a larger pom pom.
Wrap the wool around the fork, overlapping as you go. The more wool you wrap, the fuller the pom pom.
When you’ve finished wrapping the wool tie a piece of wool around the middle, between the middle prongs. If this is too awkward, carefully slide the wool off the fork and and tie a piece a wool around the centre. You should end up with a bow.
Cut the looped ends on both sides.
It’s rare the pom pom turns out perfectly, so trim the pom pom to make a nice shape. If you don’t need this step you’re a legend! 😉
With your needle and thread sew your pom poms onto your throw. I used 5 poms on 2 sides of the throw. Add as many or as little as you like.
If you have little helpers at home, get them involved! This can be a really fun project for everyone. You can use your pom poms on the corners of scatter cushions, make a pom pom garland wit some string or use them on your Christmas gift wrapping. You can check here for some ideas 🙂