How to Make a Pom Pom Pillow


It’s a warm and cozy time of the year and I have wanted to make a pom pom pillow for quite some time. I found this chenille yarn and really loved making these.

This pom pom pillow is not only adorable but is so easy to make! Ready to learn how?

How to Make a Pom Pom Pillow

One of my favorite crafts is a DIY pillow. I share one at least once a month, if not more. Once you master the art of making pom poms (which isn’t hard) you will be able to make a pom pom pillow for yourself.

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An Easy and Adorable DIY Pillow

A Pom Pom Pillow

In case you are wondering where I got this idea, I have seen some pillows like this online quite often. But can I just say that all of the pom pom pillows that I really like are kinda expensive!

Besides, I love crafting, and anytime I can make something that I like I am very happy.

In case you saw my stories, I did buy this yarn originally to make a cozy blanket. But, after trying three different crochet stitches with a hook that was way too big (S-19), I decided to try something else.

I made the pom poms while watching the National Championship football game and should have paid attention because I made way too many! Oh well, I have a feeling I will find a way to use these to make something else.

Materials Needed to Make a Pom Pom Pillow

How to Make Pom Poms

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DIY Pom Pom Pillow Steps

Measuring Pom Poms on a Pillow
  • Based on the size of your pillow cover, determine the layout of the pom poms and how many you estimate you will need.
Tools to Make a Pom Pom Pillow
  • Open the pom pom holder and put it in the position to make a pom pom.
  • Wrap each side with yarn.
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  • Close the pom pom maker and cut the yarn down the middle of the pom pom maker, all the way around.
  • Tie a thin piece of yarn snugly through the area where you cut the yarn. Secure it with a double knot.
  • Open the pom pom maker and release the pom pom.
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  • Fluff the pom pom and cut any of the yarn pieces that are too long.
Placing Pom Poms
  • Lay out the pom poms and cut off any long yarn pieces you used to tie the pom pom. Attach the pom poms to the pillow with a needle and thread or glue. You can use fabric glue or a glue gun. Just know that this is a decorative pom pom pillow that will not wash easily. I will not wash mine!
  • I used a hot glue gun and I added lots of glue to the bottom of the pom pom and pressed the pom pom firmly on the pillow cover.
Make a Pom Pom Pillow

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  1. Beautiful! I have made a lot of pom poms, but the type of yarn (chenille) you used here made a world of difference❣️

  2. Love this! How many poms did u get out of a skein of that yarn? Or how many skeins did it take to do your one pillow? (To make exactly like yours). Need to know how much to order. Thanks!! Yes, would be fun valentine gifts

  3. love all of your crafty items you have made…and you decorate your home to the ultimate!!love this pillow and will hopefully make a few…so many different ideas with pom poms!!! thank you for all you do for us followers

  4. Do you find the chenille pompoms shed excessively? I was going to make them for a chunky blanket but the shedding was horrible so I stopped with one. Any tips are welcomed.

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