DIY Valentine's Pom Pom Pillow

DIY Valentine's Pom Pom Pillow

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Ashley Poskin
Feb 11, 2015
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Valentine's day or not, hearts are always in season! This fun and fuzzy DIY is a great opportunity to add some sweetness to your sofa.

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You can use a throw pillow, pillow cover, or make your own pillow for this project. If you don't have easy access to the underside of the pillow, no biggie— all the action takes place on the top side!

What You Need

Materials

  • Decorative pillow or pillow cover
  • 35-40 pom poms
  • Sharp crewel or craft needle
  • Large piece of paper
  • Needle threader
  • Marking pen or chalk
  • Scissors

Instructions

1. Make a template by cutting a piece of craft paper in the shape of a heart. Think back to your elementary school days: fold the paper in half and cut out one half of the heart.

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2. Trace around the template with a pen or marking chalk.

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3. Make a TON of pom poms! I used the small size Clover pom pom maker and had a pretty large pillow so I ended up using 40 poms, though you might need to make some adjustments according to your pom pom to pillow ratio. A good way to get an idea of how many you'll need for the outline is to place the poms inside the traced on heart as you go. Once the heart has been filled you should be set. And if you decide to attach poms to the inside of the heart, well, fire up the DVR and catch up on your favorite series because you'll be making pom poms for a few more hours!

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4. More than likely, the fiber used to create your pom poms is going to be thick and won't easily fit through the eye of a regular sewing needle, so you're going to have to use a craft needle with a larger eye. I purchased the craft kit needle below and the crewel needle worked perfectly.

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If you find you're still having a difficult time threading the yarn, grab a needle threader for the assist.

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4. Attach your first pom at the point of the bottom of the heart. Run a stitch from the top of the pillow about 1/3" down and along the traced line.

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5. Tie the tails together in a double knot as close as you can to the fabric.

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6. Trim the tails leaving about an inch extra so they'll blend.

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7. Work your way up, adding the poms to each side as you go. Try to attach the poms no further than 1" apart to keep your outline nice and full.

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8. Finish by adding one final pom to the top point of the heart.

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Fluff up the poms and you're all set!

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