DIY and Crafts

These 4 craft projects with pom poms will make you want to DIY

Get your needle and thread kit out because these pom pom craft projects are too cute not to make

You’ll need: 

Pom poms, $3 pack of 6, from Kmart

1. Basket

Keep toys tidy with a cute cotton basket punctuated with pom poms. We used 16 of them, stitched randomly onto the basket. You will need a large darning needle to pierce the centre of each pom pom and go through the basket. Use thread in the same colour as the basket for a neat finish on the inside. Pop in soft toys, blocks, books etc. You could even make a set of them for the playroom and bedroom.

2. Garland

You will need 4m of twine, string or cord that can be threaded through a large darning needle (we used off-white bamboo cord from Spotlight). Thread pom poms onto twine, leaving equal space in between (we used 18 pom poms). Tie a loop at each end and hang over a bed or across a wall, or drape over a picture – wherever you need a dash of colour.

3. Lightshade

We used 18 pom poms here, gluing them randomly onto a plain lightshade with clear craft glue. After you stick on a pom pom, hold it for a minute or so until it bonds to the shade. Alternatively, you could stick pom poms around the bottom edge only, or the top. Be as creative as you want. Hang in a playroom or kid’s room for a bit of fun, matching one or two of the colours to other decor in the space.

4. Throw

Take a plain, inexpensive throw or blanket and give it some personality by adding colourful pom poms. We took 14 shop-bought pom poms and stitched them onto the ends of our throw using a large darning needle and cotton that matched the throw. We spaced the pom poms about 20cm apart. When finished, drape over a chair or the end of a bed.

Words & styling by: Vanessa Nouwens. Photography by: Wendy Fenwick.

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