DIY Pom Poms on an Existing Pillow

INSIDE : Instructions on how to add and sew DIY Pom Poms to an Existing Pillow. It is much easier than you would think! Add fun DIY Pom Poms to a Pillow.

How to sew a DIY Pom Pom on an Existing Pillow, Delineate Your Dwelling
Imagine my surprise when I googled how to add Pom Poms to a pillow and there was literally no instruction or post 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 already have 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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Pom Pom Pillow Supplies:
Clover Large Pom Pom Maker
Two colors of yarn (I choose bright pink and a coral)
Existing Pillow, mine is from Ikea but these are similar Pink Cushion Cover
Sewing Scissors
Needle and Thread (pink)

DIY Pom Pom Pillow supplies
First of all, this Clover Large Pom Pom Maker is a complete 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.  I use it exclusively for allllllllll my pom pom making!  I love how tight you can make each pom pom when using the maker.

To start making yarn Pom Poms, begin by wrapping the yarn around each side of the maker.  Once both sides are full of wrapped yarn, using your sewing scissors and cut along the center groove.

Next, 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.  This is what holds your entire pom pom together, so be sure to tie tightly.

DIY Pom Pom Pillow steps
Lastly, open the pom pom maker and presto a pom pom.  Normally there is just one or two longer strands so it’s easy to trim it up to that perfect circular shape.

How to add Pom Poms to a Pillow:
I continued making pom poms and 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.

DIY Pom Pom Pillow sewing
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.

How to add pom poms to a pillow when you DON’T have a removable cover:
The steps for making the pom poms are the same as above.  Instead of removing the pillow cover, instead simply use your sewing thread and sew the pom poms from the outside.  Make small stitches along the seam of your pillow and the thread should be fairly hidden from view.

DIY Pom Pom Pillow sew

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.

DIY Pom Pom Pillow stuff
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.  Here is the full reveal!

DIY Pom Pom Pillow bed
DIY Pom Pom Pillow
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13 thoughts on “DIY Pom Poms on an Existing Pillow

    1. I would say, simply use your sewing thread and sew the pom poms from the outside, make small stitches along the seam of your pillow and the thread should be fairly hidden from view. Good luck!

    1. I couldn’t believe there were like NO tutorials for existing pillows, I still just can’t believe it! Thanks for the pin. 😉

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