Friday, January 9, 2015

Pom-Pom Pillow DIY

Hello all!

I give you our latest mother-daughter collaboration.
A pom-pom pillow we saw on the internet and the idea stuck with us so we decided to make this as a cheeky decoration for Eva's room.

For our project we used an old pillow, which was my husband's when he was a baby. And we finally got to use our pom-pom makers which came into 4 different sizes.

First we took off the embroidered cover and were left with a nice sateen pillow. We unstitched it at the sides to take off the filling. We already had our pom-poms made (if you are interested in using these pom-pom makers,  I highly recommend it - they are super easy to use. Here's a tutorial how to use them.

First we provisionally designed the look. Then turning the pillow inside out and using a tapestry needle we threaded the pom-pom ends (we left them longish) and tied them into a  knot .

The thing with the tying is that it only works with small pom-poms, because the tie is not sufficient to hold the big(ger) ones in place - they swayed,  so we had to revert to our trusty glue gun, which I must openly say that I hate using in textile related projects. But it aided completing our project.

We put back the filling and stitched it. I added the blanket stitch around the whole piece.

What's most important, Eva likes it immensely!

Since I have other pom-pom projects planned I might as well announce January to be a pom-pom month for the blog :)

Next, another installment of the "How to read crochet charts"! Stay tuned!


Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Maya, wow how cute and pretty the pom pom pillow you made looks! It will look so colorful and pretty in your daughters room. It's so nice you did a mother daughter craft together too. Have a wonderful weekend.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

The best part is you worked on it together. Cute! Best wishes, Tammy

Unknown said...

How totally wonderful to work on something as beautiful as this together Maya! It looks so fluffy and the colours are so vibrant, fab creation girls!
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Ana Love Craft said...

Great work you did together! I'm sure it was a pleasant time. I love pom-pom crafts. Thanks for sharing pom pom maker tutorial.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I love that January is pompom month! I need to make some for my ice skates! The pillow turned out charming, so nice to have a mother - daughter collaboration and dad contributed the pillow ! Have a great weekend!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Adorable! xoox

ziripiti said...

Lovely :D

Linda said...

What a fun joint project, it does look fab and funky and a great idea to cheer up a dull corner.
Pom pom month ... that sounds like more fun to me x

eclectichomelife said...

In love with this, what fun! Genius idea!

Rachel @ The Philosophers Wife said...

What a great way to use pom-poms! I'm adding some decorative pillows to my house now, and this is certainly going on my idea board!

Thanks for sharing! I hope to "see" you again at the Yarn Fanatic Party!