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DIY Christmas Pillow

I loved making this DIY Christmas pillow. With a glue gun in hand and lots of pom poms, I made the entire pillow in about ninety minutes!

diy christmas pillow

Pom poms are such a fun crafting item and I loved making this Diy Christmas pillow. I saw a similar one a few years ago at either Anthropologie or Pottery Barn and I have known ever since I wanted to make one. I tried it today and I absolutely love the end result. So I put together a complete DIY in this blog post.

Today there are some wonderful pom pom craft ideas by some of my favorite bloggers at the bottom of my blog. Be sure to check them all out.

What You Need to Make a Snowflake Pom Pom Christmas Pillow

Pillow cover (I used a GURLI cover from Ikea which measures 20″ x 20″.)

6 yards of 3/4″ pom pom trim or 145 pom poms (based on a 20″ square cover. Adjust for a smaller or larger pillow.)

Glue gun and glue sticks

supply list for pillow DIY

How to Make the Snowflake DIY Pillow

Find a photo of a snowflake you want to use. If you want to make a pillow like mine, then just use the same size pillow cover and the instructions below.

Measure and mark the center point of your pillow as seen in the photo below. With a pencil, lightly draw a center vertical line 12″ long (intersecting the center at 6″). Draw a center horizontal line 16″ long (intersecting at 8″ in the center). Add two more lines in between the vertical and horizontal lines alternating the length between 12″ and 16″.

how to make a pom pom pillow

The Experimental Phase

My next step was the “experimental phase” as I had no idea exactly how the design was going to work nor did I know how many pom poms I needed. So I laid out all of the pom poms (without using glue) first to figure it out. You might want to do the same before you start gluing.

For the 12″ line, I placed one pom pom in the center and then added 7 pom poms on each side of the center one. Repeat the same for all of the 12″ (shorter) lines.

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For the 16″ long line I added  9 pom poms on each side of the center pom pom. Repeat the same for all of the 16″ (longer) lines.

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Next, add the accent pom poms on each line as seen below. 

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lay out of pom poms

Gluing The Pom Poms to the Pillow Cover

Now that you know your design, and you are sure you have enough pom poms, remove them from your pillow. Glue the center pom pom to the pillow. Then glue all of the 12″ lines by adding seven pom poms on each side of the center pom pom.

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Gluing the pom poms should be an easy task as long as you place the glue on the pillow cover and just place the pom poms on top.

how to glue pom poms on pillow

Once you are done gluing the pom poms on the 12″ lines, glue the accent pom poms as seen in the photo below. 

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Next, glue the pom poms on the 16″ sides by adding 9 on each side of the center pom pom.

pom poms glued on pillow

Doesn’t this look fabulous! I absolutely love how it came out.

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Look at all of these amazing DIY pom pom ideas. Just click on a link to find the complete tutorials.

My 100 Year Old Home – DIY Christmas Pillow // Craftberry Bush – Pom Pom String Light Tea Towel // Modern Glam Home – Christmas Wreath with Pom Poms // Tater Tots and Jello – Farmhouse Wood Bead and Pom Pom Garland // Happy Happy Nester – Christmas Pillow 

Hallstrom Home – Pom Pom Christmas Mantel // Lolly Jane – Christmas Pom Pom Hoop Wreath // A Blue Nest – Pom Pom Snowflake Pillow // Setting For Four – Easy No Sew Pom Pom Tea Towels

The DIY Mommy – Rustic Pom Pom Wreath // The Happy Housie – Pom Pom Napkin Rings // She Gave It a Go – Pom Pom Christmas Hand Towels // The Handmade Home – Pom Pom Basket

21 Responses

  1. That is so totally darling Leslie! Your tutorial is, as always, easy-looking and pretty. 💗 And isn’t it funny how if you say a word (“pom pom” for instance) a lot of times, it starts to lose its meaning … ? 🙂 Ahem – anyway, great post!

  2. Love! Thanks for sharing…now I’m in trouble…had no idea you could order online from Ikea! Mine are on the way…it’s going to be our Thanksgiving DIY project with my fun grandkids. Ohhh poms will be flying. Thanks Leslie.

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