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Monday, February 8, 2016

Those Spendy Pom Pom Pillows - Diy Copy Cat

You know those pom-pom pillows that are all the rage and cost an arm and a leg, well you can make one so easy.

I have seen several diy pom-pom pillows all over blogland, but I couldn't find a really easy tutorial and I wanted to copy those spendy ones you see in the designer studios.  

Most of the tutorials I have seen are for rounded pom-poms.  I wanted mine to be the shaggy fluffy kind I see on those designer pillows that cost over $100.  (Not about to pay that much for a pillow.)  So I decided to make one and it is so easy.

I headed off the Hobby Lobby to find some yarn and one of their really fabulous ready-made pillow covers.   I picked out a varigated nubby yard to coordinate with the pillow cover I chose.

I decided on a pretty linen weave pillow that was only $5.99.  Now these come with a zipper and you can't buy the fabric and zipper to make one for that price.

I found a piece of cardboard and cut a 1 1/2 inch strip.  Then I wound the yarn around it 45 times.  I cut a 8 inch lengh of yarn, slid it through the wound yarn and tied a not.

Then I cut through the yarn on the untied end.  To fasten it to my pillow, I threaded one of my two strings that I tied it with onto a large darning needle.

Then I slipped the needle through the fabric, close to the sewn edge and pulled the yarn through.

Grab the other string you tied the pom-pom with and tie in a knot securing the pom-pom to the pillow tightly.

I tied one to each corner and then just filled in the rest of the sides.

Ta-Da. - - -All done and I saved a bunch.  This was a really easy and fast diy.  I love how it turned out.

I had a coupon, so my "diy designer" pillow came in under $10.  Gotta love that.

Have you seen all of their pillow covers at HL?  The selection is fantastic.  You can find them in the fabric section in an aisle with their drapes and rods.

Enjoy the Super Bowl tomorrow.  I can't wait.

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  1. Marty, what a great diy project! Next time I'm in Hobby Lobby, I'm going to have to check out that pillow cover! You just can't beat that price and it saves so much time. I love your pompoms. It looks so easy to do and it turned out great! Thanks for sharing. Happy Weekend to you! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  2. Thank you, Marty! You gave me an idea how to customize the throw pillows that came with my slipcover from Ethan Allen. It's just an off white, but this would make it look awesome! I've never seen any of their pillow covers at HL, but then again, I've never looked for!

  3. Beautiful job, are the queen of pillows!

  4. Love your idea of dressing up a standard pillow cover. This has set me thinking about pom poms for a pillow in our bedroom. I so enjoy your blog! This is the first time I have written a response in "blog land." Your writing feels open and honest with down to earth ideas. Of the many blogs that I follow, yours is the first one I open and I'm never disappointed, keep up the good work!

  5. I have always loved HL's pillow covers. I was tempted to make a pom pom pillow, but maybe now I'll do your version! xo Kathleen

  6. Very nice--you did a lovely job!

  7. This project has my name on it! I Love your pillow cover and choice of yarn! Sheila

  8. What a cool DIY!! This is so much easier than the last version I saw of a DIY pom pom pillow - that one involved a lot more sewing, which is NOT my strong suit!! Love this - thanks, Marty!!

    1. Oh, and by the way, I adore that wicker chair - it's got the most beautiful lines!

  9. Way to go Marty! That looks easy but very special. :)

  10. What a lovely pillow! I didn't realize HL had ready made pillow covers - will check them out. What a quick way to dress up pillows. Thanks again!!!

  11. I love it! Is there ANYTHING you can't do?

  12. Love the pompom pillow Marty! Great job.


  13. Yours looks just like the high-end designer pillows. Can't believe it only cost you $10. Gotta love those Hobby Lobby coupons. Bravo!

  14. Love it, Marty! It definitely looks like one that costs a bundle, and you did it for $10! Way to go.

  15. How pretty Marty - I love the look of the larger pom poms! Thanks for the easy to follow tutorial too. Pinning to share ☺

  16. This is really pretty and the large pom poms look so special and expensive.

  17. Great tutorial! I've always loved pom poms so I'll have to try this. Visiting from You're GOnna Love It link party.

  18. I love it! Looks just like one of those "spendy" type pillows. :) You are the best at making pillows.


  19. Love love love your pompom pillow. I'm into pompoms myself right now and you did a beautiful job! Best wishes for a great weekend. Linda

  20. So pretty! Thanks for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's bash! Hope to see you again at the party! Have a lovely day! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  21. Hi Marty, I've included this is a round up of lovely ideas for novelty type yarns, I have been trying to email you to get permission but can't seem to get your email right. Please let me know if that's not ok with you. You can find it here Thanks