Hey friend, today I’m introducing a new series called DIY Friday. Every Friday I’ll be sharing a DIY project right here on the blog. The inaugural DIY Friday project is this DIY pom pom throw blanket and I’m super excited about it!
I’ve been wanting to make one of these cuties for a while but it wasn’t until I got these nifty pom pom makers that I finally took the plunge on this project. It’s so easy to make. I was able to make this blanket in less than an hour and that was with about 432 breaks to get water for a child, crayons for a child, stop a child from writing on my desk with Sharpie, etc. You could do this in half the time I’m sure!
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Supplies needed for DIY Pom Pom Blanket
First, you’ll need to make 14 or so pom poms. I decided to use three different colors of yarn to make my pom poms. You’ll also need to grab a basic blanket to add your pom poms onto. The GURLI throw from IKEA is under $10 and is what I used for this blanket. For size reference, it’s 47×71.
Once your pom poms are read – lay your blanket out and place your pom poms where they’ll go. I eyeballed this but I would say they were about 5 to 6 inches apart. Next, thread your yarn needle with some coordinating yarn.
Starting from the back of the blanket, push your needle through completely, next push the needle through the pom pom.
Go back through the pom pom and back through the blanket, now on the front side.
Now, you’ll tie a knot onto the back side of the blanket. Continue sewing pom poms onto the blanket until you have completed the two opposite sides.
That’s it! You’re ready to enjoy your new pom pom throw blanket! You may have a few little straggler pieces of yarn, you can trim those.
Not bad for a $10 throw blanket right? What would you like to see for the next DIY Friday?