Who do we appreciate?
A blanket, a blanket, a cozzzzzy blanket!
Is there anything better than a warm and fuzzy blanket?
YES! One with pom poms.
The only thing not worth cheering for?
When I looked into these adorable blankets, it was out of my price range.
I don’t make blankets so I never thought a DIY one would be in my future………
One day at Costco they had their Sherpa Blankets on sale for $11.99 and the idea struck. The blanket part was perfect. It just needed pom poms attached.
I figured I would get some yarn at the thrift store as there is always a good supply and make my own!
DIY POM POM BLANKET
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- Large Needle
- Heavy Thread
- Yarn ( 1 1/2 skeins were used for my project)
- Piece of Cardboard or a Pom Pom Maker
- Create pom poms using this (non-perfect) or this (more perfect poms) tutorial. Basically you can wrap the yarn around your hand, or cardboard, or use a device. I used a piece of cardboard. If you are really want similar poms, and you think you will make lots of poms, you may want to purchase the pom maker.
- I did 50 yarn rotations per pom, but if I was doing it again, and had enough yarn, I would have done 100 because I like a thick pom.
- To determine the amount of poms needed will depend on the size of your blanket and how closely you want to place your poms. I only added poms to 3 sides of the blanket as I didn’t want to have them dusting my face when watching a movie.
- Find the bottom of your blanket. You will want to decide how close the poms will be and lay them out (before attaching) to ensure you have the right spacing (or wing it like some people).
- Once it’s spaced correctly, you can start attaching the poms.
- I used a needle and thread. I doubled the thread and knotted it. I then threaded the pom through the yarn that tied the pom together (middle) and sewed it to the blanket.
For my 60 X 72 blanket I placed a total of 21 poms on three sides using a scissors length between……..because I am technical like that…ha!
Depending on how well they are attached and how tightly you made the poms would determine if you could machine wash or not.
I know that the middle of my skein was curly so the poms were wild in comparison to the ones using the yarn at the end.
When picking yarn, you will want to consider if it can be washed.
I used the same color yarn as the blanket but you could easily use another contrasting color as well.
My Cost – $15
What do you think?
Have you made your own pom-poms before?
Now, if you don’t mind, there is a movie and a cozy pom covered blanket in my future.