Pom Pom making is super fun and quite addictive. You really can’t stop at making just one.
But what to do with all those pom poms after a pom pom making spree? I’ve got 16 terrific Pom Pom Craft Ideas that you are sure to love.
Pom poms are a fantastic way to add a little bit of pizzazz to accessories and decor – no special crafting skills required.
If you’ve never made a pom pom before, here’s a good place to start. I’ve demonstrated 3 different pom pom making techniques in this facebook live video – skip to 1:53
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So now that you’ve had fun making your pom poms, here are some interesting ways to use them to decorate your home and accessories.
16 Pom Pom Craft Ideas – Pom Poms make everything better
Pom Poms to Wear
1. Pom Pom Scarf
If you aren’t a knitter or crocheter, you can still keep warm in the cooler months by harnessing the warm and fuzzy power of the pom pom. String about 10-12 together on a string piece of yarn and you have yourself and instant neck warmer. This one is by johannarundel.de – The instructions are in German, but there are still very helpful photos showing how to make pom poms with the doughnut method.
2. Pom Pom Slippers
Pom poms make an ordinary pair of slippers extra fun. You can get the instructions for making these here – Pom Pom Slippers Knitting Pattern – or add pom poms to a regular store-bought pair.
3. Pom Pom Summer Sandals
Get ready to ‘fiesta’ in your DIY Pom Pom Sandals. Mini pom poms and a hot glue gun is all it takes to jazz up a plain pair of sandals and make them party ready. Get the instructions on Damask Love.
4. Pom Pom Key Ring & Bag Charm
Never lose your keys again with this Tasseled Pom Pom Key Chain. You can feel and find your keys at the bottom of even the deepest darkest handbag. Clip it onto your favourite bag or basket and it doubles as a colourful bag charm. Get the DIY Pom Pom Key Chain Instructions here. Two great pom pom craft ideas in one tutorial.
5. Pom Pom Sun Hat
A boring old straw sun hat looks super chic with a few added pom poms. Why not change-up the colours to match your outfit? Get the instructions on & other things.
Pom Pom Craft Ideas for your Home
6. Pom Pom Rug
Make & Do Crew have made this rug from leftover yarn scraps. Imagine stepping on this pom pom cloud when you get out of bed every morning. Looks great with a mix of assorted yarn textures.
7. Pom Pom Mobile
Don’t relegate this mobile to a nursery, it would look spectacular in any room. Get the instructions on Habitual Homebody.
8. Pom Pom Basket
I love these embroidery floss pom poms that Hello Splendid has made to embellish this plain rope basket. They create a softer effect than yarn pom poms.
9. Rainbow Pom Pom Cushion
Turn an ordinary pillow cover into a colourful rainbow edged cushion with minimal sewing skills required. Make the cover from scratch using instructions on The Pleated Poppy, or add pom poms to a store-bought one.
10. Extra Fluffy Pom Pom Pillow
If you’ve made a giant pile of pom poms, this super-duper pom pom pillow is the perfect project to use them up. No sewing required, A Kailo Chic Life has just hot glued them onto an existing pillow cover.
11. Mini Pom Pom Garland
Pom Pom garlands are the best! They are so decorative and fun to make. This rainbow-hued one by Arty’s Getaway is an inexpensive way to brighten up any space.
12. Giant Pom Pom Garland
If mini pom poms just aren’t cutting it for your decorating needs, why not make a giant pom pom garland with instructions from Merry About Town. Each pom pom uses a whole ball of yarn, and if you are in a rush it only takes about 10 minutes apparently. Longer to vac up all the fluff though! lol.
13. Pom Pom Wall Hanging
This pom pom wall hanging would be a fun communal pom pom craft idea for a group of kids to make. Each child can contribute a few pom poms then combine them to make this attractive wall hanging. What a great Idea for a school art fair. Get the instructions at Burkatron.
Get Festive with Pom Poms
14. Pom Pom Wreath
Forgo the classic Christmas red and green combination for something a little more vibrant. You can make this pom pom wreath to suit any decor. Get the instructions – DIY Pom pom Christmas Wreath.
15. Pom Pom Cake Toppers
These little cake toppers remind me of fireworks exploding. What a fun and easy way to decorate a birthday cake. Just be careful the flames from the birthday candles don’t get too close or there will really be fireworks! Full instructions at Purely Katie.
16. Pom Pom Gift Wrapping
Even gifts can get the pom pom treatment. I add pom poms to all my gift wrapping now, it makes every gift look extra special. Add a little bit of sparkle to your pom pom with some gold thread. Learn how to make these recycled plastic bottle gift boxes over here.