Imagine my surprise when I googled how to sew DIY Pom Poms on an existing pillow and there was literally nothing about it. That happens about NEVER. Now, if you are sewing a pillow from scratch and would like to add pom poms, you’ll be rolling in the DIY tutorials out there! However, if you have bought a pillow and after the fact would like to add DIY Pom Poms then welcome because I’m here today to share how simple it is!!
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*Clover Large Pom Pom Maker
Two colors of yarn (I choose bright pink and a coral)
Existing Pillow, mine is similar to this from Ikea *Pink Ikea Cushion Cover
Needle and Thread (pink)
First of all, this *Clover Large Pom Pom Maker is a game changer in the pom pom making world. If you want are making just one or two pom poms, then the old fork method is fine, but this pom pom maker makes it so simple and mindless.
You wrap the yarn around each side and then cut along the center groove. Cut about a 8″ piece of yarn and tie a knot along that center groove. I usually tie a knot, twist the yarn, tie a knot the other direction and do this 2 or 3 times for an extra secure knot.
Once I had 6 pink pom poms and 6 coral pom poms, I removed my pillow insert and laid all the pom poms around the pillow to make sure the spacing was just right.
Next, simply push your threaded needle from the inside corner out the pillow and into the center of your first pom pom. Pull the string up and snug and then back through the pom pom and into the pillow corner. I found just doing two rounds of this made the pom pom plenty secure. Lastly, tie off the thread inside the pillow case.
Once you have all the pom poms secured, you can put the pillow form back in. I also gave my pillow a quick ironing before zipping it all up again.
And this was the very last little DIY detail I had to finish up my daughter’s big girl bedroom! I think it was such a perfect combination of her desire for PINK PINK PINK and my desire for anything but PINK PINK PINK. I can’t wait to share the full reveal soon!