These colourful bobbles of fuzz have been popping up all over the place. You can find them as accents on clothing, trims on textiles for the home, and as cuter-than-cute plush character toys. Pomming It Yourself, or PIY as we’ve taken to calling it, is as easy as grabbing yarn (you can use leftover yarn if you have it) and working along with the steps provided in the links below. You can start small and make mini pompoms in minutes, before moving on to the biggies, then maxis. There’s a swag of decor ideas to indulge your plush crush, so get pomming.
Link for 'How to make pompoms'.
Link for 'How to make mini-pompoms'.
Fluffy beds Known as batania in Morocco, winter blankets trimmed with large full-blown pompoms are highly sought after. Making your own version to snuggle under is as simple as stitching oversized 12cm poms on the ends of a store-bought throw
Balled over Cuddle up with a fluffy throw! And when it looks this good – dressed to the nines with pompom love – you can keep it on display all year long! Pick up on the colours of your decor and add a few new ones as well. Then complete the look with a couple of cushions in matching solids.
Cushy corners Transform a basic cushion into a woolly wonder. This stack uses a mix of colours, with each cushion boasting two 6cm pompoms stitched to each corner. If you love getting the cosy look for less, make the covers from a store-bought throw. Just cut two squares and with right sides facing, stitch around squares leaving an opening. Turn through, insert cushion, then slip stitch opening closed and sew on your poms. Easy!
Puffed up party Celebrate in style with a garland of bright colour hanging across an entranceway or above your sofa. For a larger space, thread 12cm poms onto a length of yarn using a wool needle. They take a little longer to wind, but can be used again and again to set the scene
Everlasting blooms Strikingly similar to their botanical inspiration, the pompom chrysanthemum is a display that will keep you in blooms indefinitely. Simply hot glue pompoms onto the end of twigs, varying the twigs’ heights and pompom sizes (here, between 3 and 6cm).