Pom Pom Throw Blanket

INSIDE : Learn how to make a yarn Pom Pom and then attach them to a throw blanket.  The perfect DIY tutorial for a cozy blanket full of texture and design trend.
 
Yarn Pom Pom blanket
 

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Today I will be sharing my tutorial for a big Pom Pom Throw Blanket.  It is all in the details and this was a fun detail to work on!  I also have a post about how to attach Pom Poms to an existing pillow!
 
white throw blanket
 

What supplies do I need to make a Giant Pom Pom Throw Blanket?

Pom Pom blanket supplies
 
I have previously made giant pom poms by hand for one of the decor items for my Tiny Prints Garden Party.  And they turned out lovely, but there also was some effort and they didn’t end up being as round as I would have liked.  Plus, I had to use an entire roll of yarn to make just three poms – yikes.
 

How do I easily make a Pom Pom Throw Blanket?

For this pom pom blanket, I decided to use an actual Large Pom pom maker.  Let me just say, I fell in love in a huge way!  In a few very easy steps, I was whipping out nicely sized pom poms right and left!  I made 16 poms in total and I would highly recommend this method to anyone looking to make quick and easy DIY pom poms.

How to make Giant pom poms with a maker:

Wrap your yarn around the top of your maker until it is nice and full.  Then do the same for the bottom portion of the pom maker.  Next, cut along the edge – I highly recommend using a nice pair of sewing scissors.  You can certainly use dull or non-sewing scissors, but it will make the cutting process so much easier!!!  You will start to see the pom pom taking an oval/circular 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!  I often then stand over a trash bin and trim my pom pom cutting off all the stray pieces of yarn, to create the perfect circle.  Easy peasy.

Making Pom Pom steps

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.
 
sewing
 
I really like the little extra something fun it gives the blanket.
white blanket

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 blanket and pillows
 
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.
 
Sew a pom pom to a blanket
 

This DIY throw blanket is just so warm and snuggly!

pom pom blanket on a bed
 
Yield: 1 Blanket

Pom Pom Throw Blanket

Pom Pom Throw Blanket

Learn how to make a yarn Pom Pom and then attach them to a throw blanket.  The perfect DIY tutorial for a cozy blanket full of texture and a high design trend.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Difficulty Easy

Instructions

  1. To make the Pom Poms:

    Wrap your yarn around the top of your pom pom maker until it is nice and full. Then do the same for the other portion of the maker.
  2. Next, close the pom pom maker and cut along the interior edge. You will start to see the pom pom taking an oval/circular shape.
  3. Next, cut a long piece of yarn 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. Standing over a trash bin, trim your pom pom cutting off all the stray pieces of yarn, to create the perfect circle.
  7. Be sure to leave your main securing string long, so as to attach to your blanket.
  8. To add the Fabric Strip on your blanket:
  9. Measure the width of your blanket and cut your fabric to that length. Then cut it 6 inches vertically.
  10. Using iron on hem tape, you can hem the top and bottom of your fabric strip and then sew it down to the blanket.
  11. To add your pom poms to the blanket:

    Lay your blanket out flat on the floor and position each pom around the perimeter. I put poms at each corner, in the center of each side and then one on either side of those center poms = 16 total poms.
  12. Based on the weave of your blanket, you might be able to thread the long pom pom string through the edge of your blanket. But, if you have a tighter weave, you simply thread it through your blanket and tie three small knots to secure.

Notes

- I highly recommend using a nice pair of sewing scissors when making pom poms. You can certainly use dull or non-sewing scissors, but it will make the cutting process so much easier!

 

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

Yarn Pom Pom Throw Blanket
 

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!

1-pom-pom throw blanket

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.

    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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