Before I started moving my studioffice all around last week, I started making something to keep me warm as it is COLD!!! outside and I like it warm. This past weekend it snowed, which made for a nice snow day on Saturday, but the throw blanket I keep in my living room to snuggle up with has not been available for about 2 months now. You will find out why below.
I needed to finish up embellishing a new throw I bought at Marshall’s to keep me all comfy cozy. It is large, furry, fuchsia, soft and super cuddly – perfect for the winter months, plus it gives my room an added color pop. When I bought it, it had plain edges, but I knew I would be adding big pom poms to embellish it and make it my own.
This project all started when a certain new member of my household took over my warm and snuggly leopard throw. Like we humans, Kindi, my daughter’s dog, likes it is all snuggly – comfy cozy. This is her favorite spot, perhaps the throw reminds her of Africa where she was born and lived the the first year of her life. She doesn’t mind snuggling with my husband either. I didn’t have the heart to keep taking it away from her when I wanted to use it, so I had find something new to use.
I got my inspiration to make the pom pom trim when I saw this photo in an old Woman’s Day magazine from the late 60’s that I found at a thrift store. I don’t knit or know how to weave, but maybe in time for spring I can have one of my knitting friends make one for me – I will make the pom poms. I know I want to infuse a lighter pink into my family room once I can open up my windows again. I love the colors – pink, lavender and tangerine. This is such a classic photo – the car, the turtle neck – very chic. Shows you that classics – are always in style.
This was a very easy project that I did while I watched a movie on TV. The throw was on my lap keeping me all nice and warm while I worked on it.
How to Make a Pom Pom
I used 4 different colors of yarn.
1. Cut a piece of cardboard 3 1/2” square . Begin to make the pom pom by wrapping your yarn around the cardboard. I went around 30 times for each of my pom poms. If you are using only one color yarn you will have to wrap about 100 times to get a mondo size pop pom.
2. Once the yarn is wrapped around the cardboard, cut the ends. Carefully remove from the cardboard.
3. Lay the wrapped yarn on an 8-inch piece of yarn and then tie it tightly around the wrapped yarn. Make a double knot to secure. You may want to have someone hold their finger over the knot as you tie to make sure you tie the yarn on as tightly as you can.
4. Hold the 2 ends of the 8-inch piece of yarn that is wrapped around the pom pom in one hand and place one scissor tip into the loops and start cutting the loops open. Do not cut off the tied 8-inch piece of yarn, keep it long. You need these ends to tie the pom pom onto your throw. Once the loops are all open, give the pom pom a haircut with scissors shaping it into a nice round shape. You can make it small and dense or large and fluffy.
How to Tie Pom Poms onto the Throw
I spaced the pom poms 6” apart.
Simply thread one of the end pieces from the 8-inch piece of yarn that is tied around the pom pom into a large eye needle.
Once the yarn is through the edge of the throw, remove the needle and tie the pom pom on using the other tied end. Make a few knots so you know it will be secure.
It truly brightens up the room and it so cozy and warm. <3
How are you staying warm and snugly this Winter? I am going to make a super simple and yum-O veggie soup for dinner tonight and eat it by the fire all wrapped up in my fun new throw.