Pom Pom Throw Blanket

As I am slowly working on our guest room + office update, I have lots of small detail projects within the space that I’m having fun putting together.  I think the cat’s out of the bag that I painted the room a shade of white.  And lets be honest, who needs to see an entire post about painting a room white?  That’s what I thought.  So…. Today I will be sharing my tutorial for a Pom Pom Throw Blanket.  It’s all in the details and this was a fun detail to work on!

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

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yarn

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms
I’ve previously made giant pom poms by hand for one of the decor items for my Tiny Prints Garden Party.  And they turned out lovely.  And there was some effort.  And I used an entire roll of yarn to make three poms.

So, for this pom blanket, I decided to try using an actual * Large Pom pom maker.  Let me just say, I fell in love.  In a few very easy steps, I was whipping out decently sized poms right and left!  I made 16 poms in total and I would highly recommend this to anyone looking to make quick and easy poms.

Wrap your yard around the top and bottom of the pom maker.  Next, cut along the edge, you’ll start to see the pom pom taking shape.  Next take a nice long piece of yarn and cut it to create the string that secures and holds the pom pom together.

Take your long piece of yarn and insert it, where you just cut.  I typically tie a strong knot and twist the yarn the other direction and tie off another knot.  The stronger these knots are the more secure your pom pom will be and not unravel at a later date.

Once you’ve made about 5-6 knots, it’s time to open the top and bottom of the pom pom maker and reveal your gorgeous pom pom!  You might need to trim a few stray pieces of yarn and create the perfect circle.  Easy peasy.

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

Using some white polka dot fabric on a white background, I decided to add just a bit of additional detail to my blanket.  I measured the width of the blanket and cut my fabric to fit.  Then I cut it 6 inches vertically.  Using iron on *hem tape I hemmed the top and bottom and then sewed it down to the blanket.
Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms
I really like the little extra it gives the blanket.
Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms
Once my fabric was sewn on, it was time to add my poms!  I laid my blanket out flat on the floor and positioned each pom.  I have poms at each corner, in the center of each side and then one on either side of those center poms = 16 total poms.
Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms
When making your yarn poms, you leave one string long to attach to your blanket.  The weave of my blanket is fairly loose, so I was able to thread the long pom string through the edge of my blanket and then tied three small knots to secure.
Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

So warm.

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

This is such a cozy and easy blanket update.  It only took me an afternoon to complete.

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

 

Pom Pom Throw Blanket, Delineate Your Dwelling #blanket #pompoms

I hope you all are ready to rush out and update your simple throw blankets now!  And don’t worry, this won’t be the last time you see my pom maker!

38 thoughts on “Pom Pom Throw Blanket

  1. The little polka dot border is a fabulous addition…but the poms…oh my!!! totally adorable!!! Thanks so much Amy for sharing your creativity with us at Project Inspire{d}!! I can’t wait to see what you bring to the party on Monday night!!

    Blessings!!

    1. Ha, I wish… but no, not selling the blankets. Believe me, I don’t sew either but I can sew a few straight lines here and there! Thanks for stopping by.

  2. That is adorable! You can never have too many pompoms! (AND, love those cute jeans! ) Did you link up at Merry Monday, please do! Julia at Happy House and Home

    1. Thanks Shelley! It’s slow coming, working around naps and Nate exploding all his ugly techy things all over the place. But… it’s making great strides in the right direction!

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