pom pom blanket


I kind of have a thing for yarn crafts. Not so much for knitting it
crocheting, just crafting. Pom poms are my go-to yarn craft as they
can be used in a million ways.

But this time, I wanted to go BIG!  I had been eyeing this blanket
from ikea for awhile for my master bedroom, but once I got it I knew
it had to be out in the open for everyone to enjoy!


While I loved the blanket as is, I had been wanting to do a craft with
giant pompoms, either a pillow or blanket. I found this pretty yarn at
Walmart (I think?) and saved it for a rainy day. Well, it never rained
;) so I tackled this project on a day I had 7 kids at my house. All
that to say, this is a really easy project.

Have you ever made a pompom? It’s super easy. We actually have a set
of “pompom makers” in a variety of sizes but it’s just as easy to make
one without any special tool.

I knew I wanted gigantic poms so I decided to use a calculator as my
base. You can wrap yarn around just about anything to make a pompom.
I wrapped the yarn around the calculator top to bottom approximately
900 times (give or take a few hundred) until it was pretty puffy. Then
I carefully slid the loops of yarn from around the calculator and tied
a 1ft length of yarn around the center of those loops, making what
looked like a big puffy bow. Then I snipped the loops on both sides,
making a poofy pompom! It was a little wonky so I kept trimming until
it was nice a round-ish.


 I made 8 poms for my blanket. I attached them to each corner and
spaced evenly along the sides with a thread and needle. I tied it
really securely, making sure to go through the very center of each
pompom several times.

Now I don’t know exactly how well this will wash or how long the poms
will stay  intact, but for now I’m loving it! I may go back into each
pompom with more thread and just make sure they are tied really well
so they don’t slowly fall apart!


(allison is currently on a break but you can message her for info on the pillow –  it is an 18″ x 18″ small triangle, multi-colored pillow cover. let her know i sent you!)


  1. 1

    LOVE the pom-poms. I’m going to save it for one of these long winter days I’m stuck inside (in Boston!) I couldn’t get the link to the ‘pillow’ to work… it may have been just my computer, but I wanted to mention it in case something is wrong with the link :)

  2. 2

    I love pom-poms!! This is so awesome!! I love that you went with giant ones. You have my wheels turning on where I can use some pom-poms in my house!!

  3. 3

    Awesome!!! Now all I need is a blanket!

  4. 4

    Wow, I LOVE the way that blanket turned out! I don’t think I would be brave enough to do it though, for fear of it unraveling after all that hard work. It’s really a shame I live my life in fear of things falling apart, so I always opt out. Need to be more adventurous! :)

  5. 5

    Beautiful! Love the green with the stripe!

  6. 6

    Love the Pom Pom idea. Cute! Thanks for sharing.

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    LOVE< LOVE LOVE this!!!

  9. 9

    i can just see this on a smaller scale in a nursery or something. love the idea!

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