An Easy DIY Pom Pom Blanket

Pompoms are a fun way to add a little personality to a plain throw and it’s easy to craft your own using diy Pompoms and an old blanket.

All you need is yarn, an old blanket or throw and a few other tools to make a cute and cozy blanket to keep you warm.

Step 1: Gather supplies

We used super bulky yarn for this project. The advantage of this type of yarn is that it can result in a larger, fluffier Pompom in less time. It’s also easier to separate the strands of yarn to fluff them out when it is thicker. Two skeins of bulky yarn make approximately 12 Pompoms depending on size.

The Pompoms are easy to attach the blanket. If you are using a blanket with an open weave, you won’t need the needle and thread. You will be able to tie the Pompoms to the edge of the blanket. If you are using a blanket with a tighter weave, like the blanket we used, you will need to sew the Pompom to the blanket.

I used a vintage blanket found at a thrift shop however; you can pick up a throw from most home d├ęcor retailers.

Yarn – super bulky, 2 skeins
Blanket or throw
Cardboard (optional)
Embroidery needle
Embroidery thread

Step 2: Start wrapping!

Wrap the yarn around a piece of cardboard or use your hand. It's up to you.

Cardboard method:

Cut a piece of cardboard for wrapping the yarn. The wider the piece of cardboard, the larger the pompom will be. Wrap the yarn around the width of the cardboard until you achieve desired thickness. We wrapped the yarn around approximately 30 times depending on thickness of yarn.

Hand method:

Wrap the yarn around your hand. The larger the hand, the larger the pompom. Wrap the yarn around your hand approximately 30 times or until desired thickness.

Step 3: Tie it up.

Cut a piece of yarn long enough to tie around the middle of the wrapped yarn. Approximately 6 inches.

Cardboard method: Lay the yarn on a table and carefully slide the wound yarn off the cardboard onto the piece of yarn. Tie the piece of yarn around the middle of the wound yarn, very tightly.

Hand method: Take the cut piece of yarn and carefully thread it through your two middle fingers so that it wraps around the middle of the wound yarn. Tightly tie the yarn. You will need to separate those middle fingers enough to let the yarn through.

Step 4: Make the pompom.

Hold the two pieces of loose string from tying the pompom. Using sharp scissors, on one side of the pompom, start cutting through the loops of yarn. Repeat on the other side. Ensure all of the loops are cut. Do not cut the loose yarn strings or the yarn holding the pompom together.

Step 5: Fluff and trim.

After cutting through all the loops of yarn begin separating the strands and fluffing the pompom. Trim away extra yarn to create a ball. Keep trimming and fluffing the pompom to achieve the desired shape.

Step 6: Attach the pompom to the blanket.

If you are using a blanket with a tight weave you will need to sew the pompom to the blanket. To do this, thread an embroidery needle with embroidery thread. Knot the end of the thread. Thread the needle through the pompom, where it is tied, and sew the pompom to the blanket.

If you are using a blanket with an open weave, simply tie the pompom to the blanket. Thread the uncut yarn pieces through an open weave at the edge of the blanket and tie.

And it's done!

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