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One of the many perks of moving is the chance to make over rooms.  At our last place we pretty much had the house how we wanted it with no major projects or renovations to work on.  But now, now we get the chance to spruce rooms and spaces up.  Hooray!  Hunter’s room is super close to being done, it just needs a couple more finishing touches, then I plan to share a little tour.  It has an even more amazing mural than his last room (check that out here).  Zoe’s room is still a work in progress, but getting closer and closer to being finalized, although the mural project is the biggest thing left.  Lately I’ve been having so much fun being crafty again and am so pumped to share about a project I finished last week.

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I actually began working on this pompom display probably a year ago.  I had the inspiration (this pin), made all the pompoms and even strung them, but never had a stick to attach them to, or really a place I wanted to hang the finished piece.  The pompoms were a little beat up from traveling from one house to the next, and our cat is yarn obsessed so he ruined a couple  After some TLC and grabbing the perfect stick from a consignment shop I love (for free – even better), I finally finished my pompom display and hung it up in Zoe’s room!

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Here’s how I created Zoe’s pompom display.  The steps are all relatively simple, the longest part is making all of the pompoms.  Customize the finished size and colors to your liking!

DIY pompom display

Supplies

  • Pompom makers in various sizes (I purchased the Clover brand medium, large and extra large pompom makers from Joann and used 40% off coupons when I bought them – pictured below).
  • Yarn in varying colors.  I used worsted weight wool yarn that I had on hand from previous projects.
  • Stick or dowel
  • Darning needle
  • Scissors

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How-to

Step 1: Make the pompoms in varying sizes and colors following the instructions that come along with the pompom makers.  I made around 40 pompoms, which used up all of the extra white, black, light grey, dark grey and yellow yarn I had on hand.

Step 2: Lay the pompoms out on the ground to figure out how you want them displayed.  I pretended I was putting my strands together to make sure not too many of the same sizes and colors were right next to each other.

Step 3: Cut a long strand of yarn that will be used for attaching the pompoms to your stick.  Make it twice as long as you want your display to be to ensure you don’t run out of string.  Tie a knot at one end of the yarn.  Tie another knot right on top of that, and then another one.  This will make your knot larger so it holds your pompom in place.  Thread the other end of the yard through the darning needle, then take the needle right through the center of the pompom you want displayed at the bottom of your strand.  The triple knot you made should stop the pompom from falling off of the end of the yarn.  If it doesn’t hold it, make your knot bigger.  Repeat the knot making a few inches above the first pompom, then take your needle right through the center of the pompom next in line.  Repeat until all the pompoms are in their spots on that string, then repeat with the remaining strands of pompoms you are planning to make.

Step 4: Tie the pompom strands to your stick or dowel and cut off any excess yarn at the top.  Attach the your wall with a couple small nails and enjoy your fun pompom display!

I hope you enjoy this tutorial.  If you end of making one of your own, please send me a picture or tag me in your photo so I can see it!

Are you getting more crafty with the holiday season coming up?  What have you DIY’d lately?  I’m also in full on sewing mode.  Let the handmade Christmas begin!

Heather

3 thoughts on “DIY pompom display 

  1. I love your blog :-). I’m from Europe (Poland). Thanks for so many inspirations. Congratulation on your third pregnancy!

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