While there are still a few warm days here and there, the fall chill has definitely hit for the season (especially at night). It’s that time of year for blankets and couch cuddling, so you had better make sure you are stocked up in the blanket department.
I love those throws that have big pom-poms attached to the ends, and I thought it would be an easy add that I could do myself to add a little fun. All you really need is a needle, some yarn, and scraps of cardboard to make your pom-pom dreams come true!
-thick yarn that is machine washable
-blanket with plain ends (i.e. no fringe or tassels unless they can be removed first)
-yarn needle and regular needle
-thread in colors that match your yarn
1. Use an X-Acto knife to cut two circles out of cardboard that are about 5 inches wide with a 2 inch hole in the middle.
2. Place your cardboard donut shapes on top of each other and wind your thick yarn through and around the donuts until all the cardboard is covered.
3. If you want an extra fluffy pom-pom, wind around the donuts a second time until you reach your beginning point again.
4. Once you’re finished winding, stick your scissors through the yarn and get the blade between your two cardboard donuts. Cut between the donuts all the way around.
5. Cut a piece of thin yarn to tie around the middle of the pom-pom. Place the yarn between the two cardboard layers and tie a knot around the middle tightly.
6. Once your middle is secure, carefully cut out the cardboard donuts and fluff the pom-pom. Use scissors to trim any pieces that are sticking out further than the rest, and use your yarn needle to string your pom-poms and bells onto some thin yarn.
After you’ve made as many pom-poms as you want to attach to your blanket, cut three pieces of the same color yarn that are about 20″ long.
Use your yarn needle to thread them through halfway at the spot on the blanket edge where you want your pom-pom to come out from. Once you do all three, you should end up with 6 strands of equal length.
Braid the strand together and make a knot where you want the pom-pom to be attached (make it as long or as short as you like).
Use your needle and thread to attach the pom-pom onto the knot on your braid. Once you’ve secured all your pom-poms to the braids, you’re done!
I love the braided look of the strands that connect the tassels to the pom-poms and I made the poms a bit oversized so they would make more of a statement on our new grey sofa.
This is totally something that you could do at the bottom or top of a duvet cover or on the ends of pillows as well.
And if the yarn and blanket you choose are both machine washable, then you should be able to throw your blanket in the wash as needed.
Now that you know how to make the perfect blanket for the fall season, grab yourself a cup of hot chocolate and let’s get this snuggle party started! xo. Laura
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I love this idea! The pom poms are so cute and pretty!
I love pom poms. However, I cannot get them tight. What is the trick? Mine are floppy loose and soon to fall apart. Ugh.
I will definitely make this sometime! Really like it!
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Those pom poms are amazing! I don’t have any blankets that would be suitable for them, but I think adding them to pillow corners, or even making a banner out of them would be really cute!
Monica – Mocha and Moccasins
This is such a great way to take something from ordinary to extra-ordinary! ♡♡
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Great and simple idea=) thank you so much for sharing it=))
The Pom Pom really make the blanket, great idea to liven it up!
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Love the blanket and the rug!! Where’s that gorgeous rug from?
this is such a neat DIY. i have seen this pom pom blankets everywhere, i might just give this one a try, doesn’t seem too hard for a beginner like myself!
Yarn is from JoAnn Fabrics 🙂
It’s from TJMaxx 😉
Love pompoms, but have to hang ’em high to keep them away from the cats.
Well not only is this adorable, but it’s also a really timely post as I literally just learned how to make pom poms last night! Thanks!
Love this! So, so cozy!
This blanket is so cute! I want to make one for our house!
This is so cute, the colours fit just right and give the blanket a nice twist. And where did you get this yarn, I really love it!
It’s lovely and would be a great craft with kids during winter. Your color scheme is charming but depending of the throw and pom-poms, it can be dramatically different. Thanks for this great DIY !
This is so effective, adds so much cosiness and texture!
Hannah | Oh January
It’s so gorgeous I want to buy it!