Pompoms are the best. BIG, super fuzzy and crazy soft pompoms are even better, which I didn’t technically know was possible. Add those big, fuzzy pompoms of awesomeness onto a store bought blanket or throw? Freaking BOOM! You’re crafty blowing things UP!
I know, I know! I got a pompom maker and now I’m going insane with it. The truth is I’m nowhere near finished, either. Hang onto your hats, ladies and gentlemen, because this is one of the MANY pompom projects that are going to be coming your way. I’m going to try and spread them out so that anybody who doesn’t like pompoms (who probably doesn’t like kitties, or sunshine or rainbows, either) doesn’t get them shoved down their throat day in and day out for a week or so. So, pompom haters, you’re welcome.
Everybody else? What’s up! Now aren’t those pompoms almost as cute as the dog and kitty in the pictures with them up there? Gah! So cute. Now, my Maybelline and Ollie still don’t get to spend time together, yet, even though we’ve had Maybe for over 5 weeks now. He decided the first night that he doesn’t like her so we’re having to very, very slowly integrate Maybe into his life. Right now we can all sit on the bed for about 5-10 minutes before Maybe wants to start crawling around and Ollie starts to get anxious, but we’re getting there. Poor Ollie.
But that’s neither here nor there, is it now? Let’s talk about this FABULOUS blanket here. It’s technically my parents’ blanket I made for them and I just brought home so I could snap some pics of. I was going to make another blanket for Rob and me but my puppy Carly is an a-hole and she destroys pompoms, much to the delight of those pompom haters I sent packing earlier :)
So I won’t be making another blanket but I totally could because it’s a super fast and easy project. This blanket is so lovely and so neat that it would make an amazing gift for you to DIY up for some Christmas gifts. Seriously… My parents LOVE this blanket. Rob LOVES this blanket. It’s a winner across all sorts of demographics.
So let’s get that supply list going and knock out one of these blankets, shall we? But first… how on earth do you make a pompom that is fluffy, uniform and, most importantly, doesn’t take ages? Check out this handy dandy video I made, if you please!
And now that we know how to pompom up this place let’s make a blanket!
For this project you will need:
- Clover Pompom Maker, size large
- Lion Brand Hometown USA yarn (I used 6 skeins – around $3 each at Walmart)
- Matching thread
- Twin size blanket (or larger)
Make your pompoms and use the piece wrapped around to knot it together in tact. Trim up as needed but be sure to leave these bad boys alone.
Using matching thread sew like crazy that string onto the backside of the edge of your blanket. If your thread matches well enough, you can literally go crazy and not worry about stitches looking good because you can’t seem them! Trim the excess yarn once stitched down and the pom pom feels good and secure.
That’s it! I made a total of 18 pompoms and attached them on the shorter ends of my twin sized blanket (that’s to say the top and bottom). Now these guys add quite a bit of weight to the blanket but it’s not an uncomfortable feeling.
And it’s just SO pretty! I really wish I could have one in my bedroom because it’s just the comfiest dang thing. Maybe someday my Carly will see past her hatred of all things pompom and I can have one, too!
But until then I’ll be happy knowing that my parents have one and that you can, too!