DIY It – A Cozy Pom Pom Pillow

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Cool fall weather is going to be here before you know it, so it’s time to get started on your fall decor DIY projects. I have been obsessed with yarn pom poms for quite a while, and when I started to think about how I wanted to decorate for fall, I knew I wanted to incorporate a few colorful pom poms into my decor this year. That’s when I thought, ‘why limit myself to just a few? Why not cover an entire pillow with yarn pom poms?’ That’s just what I did, and the resulting pillow is definitely a statement piece.

DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

Isn’t it just so fun and colorful? The yarn pom pom’s give the pillow a cozy warm feel, but the bright vibrant colors are perfect for a colorful fall look. This is one project that is super simple to do, but does take a bit of time. Follow along after the break for the details.

The Supplies:

I used a number of my favorite colors of yarn for this pillow, but feel free to use the colors you like best. This is a great project for using up leftover pieces of yarn that you have from other projects too.
The number of pom poms you will need depends on the size of your pillow, but my pillow was 24″ by 24″ and I ended up needing roughly 50 pom poms of varying sizes. To make the pom pom making process easy on yourself, I would really encourage the investment in a pom pom maker (or 3). This project was the first time I used one and I was surprised how much easier it made the pom pom making.
Simply open the pom pom maker and begin wrapping your yarn around each side as shown above. When full, close the flaps and cut your yarn down the middle. Then tie a piece of yarn around the middle of the pom pom maker and open to release your pom pom. The final step is to trim up the pom pom to create your round shape. Now repeat this process 50 more times! You can make all solid color pom poms or vary it by adding several colors of yarn to one pom, or make a two one with one yarn color on one side and one color on the other. I love the variation of the pom poms and think it gives the pillow lots of visual interest. 
Once you have all your pom poms made, use your hot glue gun to glue the pom poms to the pillow. Add a large blob of glue and then spread the pom pom open a bit and adhere it to the pillow as close to the center of the pom pom as possible. If you glue it on so that the glue is just on the outer edge of the pom pom, the pom pom can loosen easily and get pulled off. But by spreading the pom pom open a bit a gluing it as close to the center as possible, the pom pom will stay firmly attached.
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Work your way around the pillow covering every part of the front of the pillow case. You may need to glue the pom poms to each other a bit to cover every spot. Once done, let your glue completely cool, then you are ready to display your work of yarn art proudly. 
DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

Although it is time consuming, this is a great project to do while catching up on your favorite shows. And the time input is totally worth it for such an amazing statement piece.

P.S. Love this pillow? Then you should also try our Pom Pom Clutch tutorial!

DIY Pom Pom Pillow - Fun DIY Home Decor project for fall - yarn pom pom - trendy pillow - throw pillow DIY - How to make your own pillow - how to make pom poms - crafts - fall crafts - fall decor

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  1. enthralling gumption

    September 25th, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    This makes for a good statement piece. totally love it!

  2. kailochic@hotmail.com

    September 25th, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Thank you! It really does!

  3. Jessica Irwin

    September 26th, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    This is happening on my couch

  4. kailochic@hotmail.com

    September 26th, 2016 at 9:35 pm

    Yes! Do it!

  5. Tá na Rua

    September 27th, 2016 at 12:37 am

    it's not much of a diy if it involves a tool that practically no one has… I wish you would teach how to handmade the pompoms

  6. kailochic@hotmail.com

    September 27th, 2016 at 1:08 am

    Thank you for your input. You can find numerous tutorials online for making Pom Poms without a Pom Pom maker if you search on google or Pinterest. I wanted to share the idea of using these Pom Poms for creating a pillow more so than how to make a Pom Pom. Plus since this pillow requires so many Pom Poms, I would really suggest investing the couple of dollars to get a Pom Pom maker. It will save your sanity!

  7. misskinya

    October 9th, 2016 at 10:43 am

    I use the cardboard method. However, I've been eyeing those pom pom makers for a while. I think it's time to make the investment. Great response btw.

  8. Unknown

    May 4th, 2017 at 10:27 pm

    They are super cheap at Joanns… or amazon…. really worth it

  9. Mrs. Mann

    November 15th, 2016 at 3:14 am

    Is there a way to not use hot glue to attach the poms? Like with a sewing machine, or hand sewing?

  10. kailochic@hotmail.com

    November 15th, 2016 at 3:26 am

    Yes, you can hand stitch them on with yarn and an upholstery needle. Just make sure you stitch through the center of the pom pom so that you grab a hold of the center piece of yarn and not just the fringe pieces.

  11. Rina

    April 26th, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    This is so colorful and bright. Love it 🙂

  12. Anonymous

    July 10th, 2017 at 4:20 am

    Could I use Fabric Fusion in place of hot glue?

  13. kailochic@hotmail.com

    July 10th, 2017 at 4:42 am

    If you have small Pom poms, I'm sure it will work. The large poms need a bit more glue to get them to stick and pull off.

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