Wednesday, November 21, 2012

10 ideas for pom poms

Pom poms are most definitely hot right now. From the catwalk, to our homes, to weddings and even food styling. Whether made of tissue paper, wool or felt, the pom pom is a very versatile guy! I've been browsing the net in search of pom poms today, and here are 10 ideas of how to use them....

1. Garlands
Whether its for an event, or for simply decorating your home, you can use either lengths of pom pom trim, or join a series of wool pom poms together, and drape!

Style me Pretty

Dottie Angel
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 2. Cushion
The simplest way to add interest to a plain cushion. This one is from Kiss Her - although you could easily make your own with some trim and a needle and thread! I like the pom poms around the bed frame too!

3. Gift wrapping
So many possibilities here! make mini tissue or wool pom poms and then follow the tutorial for these first ones on Whipperberry.  I love the second idea, where they've been mixed with doilies and brown paper - a super thrifty way of making your packaging look gorgeous! The 3rd example is actually wrapping paper from Anthropologie US, but again this would be so simple to recreate yourself. Just grab a bag of tiny felt pom poms from the haberdashery and get gluing!


via Papercrave

4. Necklace
Pom poms are everywhere in the fashion world these days, and can even work as jewellery! I love this neon pink necklace. I reckon it would be quite hard to pull this look off well, but she certainly is! 
Spotted on A Pair and a Spare

5. Curtains
Again, like the cushion, such a simple way to add interest and colour to plain curtains. A bright colour such as this yellow, or a hot pink would look great.

Photo by Bentley Waters

6. Flowers
Create a permanent floral display with these pom pom single stem flowers. Make wool pom poms of different sizes and then simply glue onto twigs you've collected, and pop in a vintage bottle! simples!

Country Living

7. Window display
Hang strings of small pom poms in your window for a pretty display inside and out.  You can buy a kit with felt balls, embroidery floss & needle from Acme Party.

8. Umbrella trim
Simple pom pom trim jazzes up another potentially mundane item!

Photo by Sassyfras Studios

9. Confetti
This would involve some serious pom pom production, but how lovely is this wedding where pom poms were thrown instead of paper confetti?!

via Love the Schultzes

10. Cake toppers
Another one for a party or wedding. Decorate your cupcakes or full size cakes with these cute paper or wool pom poms on sticks! Buy from Potter & Butler on Etsy, or to make your own follow the tutorial on 6 Bittersweets. The wool ones are also available on Etsy from Cherrytime, but you could easily make your own.
Left: Potter & Butler on Etsy Right: 6 Bittersweets

Cherrytime on Etsy
If you haven't made wool pom poms before, there is a great and really quick video on Creature Comforts blog to show you how.


  1. Some great ideas here, love them! the flower poms poms are a must try :)

    Bee happy x

  2. Thank you so much for this post. I love the pom poms at the window. I also checked out the tutorial at creature comforts blog.
    ps I tried to leave a comment on the blog tutorial but couldn't get it to work. So thanks to both of you!

  3. the cushion, curtain and mobile are super sweet and so easy to DIY.

  4. Wow - a pretty exhaustive list! Love them draped outside on the trees, so pretty

  5. Adorable. As if I need more excuses to put pompoms around the house!
    Lovely roundup!

  6. I have just started a pom pom garland for Christmas and was wondering if I was being a bit nutty, but after seeing this post I am soo excited!

  7. Pom poms feature rather heavily in our cushion designs, so we're already huge fans! But there's some fab ideas here that I'd never come across, love the cake toppers.. so cute!

  8. The umbrella-idea is awsome:)


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