Easy Yarn Pom Pom Rug

 Use up yarn stash to make a fun, colorful room accessory.

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This is an easy DIY that will use up yarn stash in a heartbeat. It’s also a great way to add a bit of color and texture to a space without spending a lot of money. Use medium to bulky weight yarn in various colors to customize your space. 

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Supplies

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

  • yarn (medium weight or bulky)
  • scissors
  • nonslip rug pad or rubber contact paper 
  • chair
Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

This project requires a lot of pom poms. This is a quick way to make a bunch at a time. Invert a chair and wrap yarn around two of the chair legs about 40 times. Tie off the ends.  

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Tie a length of yarn in the middle of the hank of yarn looped around the chair legs. This will secure the hank. 

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Remove the hank from the chair legs and lay it on a table. Measure down the hank a couple of inches (depending how big you want your pom poms to be) and tie it off, leaving the tails of yarn. Do this all the way down the hank of yarn. Cut in between the tied off section, keeping the space on both sides of the tied section as even as possible. 

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Once it’s cut, you will be able to see the pom pom form. Trim the ends to make the pom pom tassels the same size. 

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Slip the tails from the middle of the pom pom into the gaps on the non-slip rug pad and tie with a double knot to secure. Repeat with another pom pom until you get your desired size of rug. Trim the excess non-slip pad that the pom poms do not cover.

Pom Pom Rug

Pom Pom Rug

Photo by: Debbie Wolfe

Debbie Wolfe

Lay out your rug and enjoy! Don’t be surprised if it’s claimed by a furry friend. 

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