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How to Make a No-Sew Pom Pom Pillow

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I love a good throw pillow...add leopard print and some pom poms and I'm truly smitten. This pom pom pillow is of the no-sew variety. And I made it so the pom poms can be changed out seasonally. See how simple it is to put together a No-Sew Pom Pom Pillow of your own below.

Pom Pom Pillow
If you saw my big master bedroom reveal last month, you know we're walking a balancing act with the colors in this space. We've got a light spa-green-like color on the walls, but little splashes of coral here and there. The thing that we broke the rules on? We did a completely different color on the walls in the newly renovated master bathroom. The walls are actually the coral in there. So, I keep trying to amp up my coral pops over in the bedroom area. This pom pom pillow with its bright coral pom poms was the perfect little accessory for our bed. And It breaks up all the white and neutral tones of our bedding perfectly. Check out my no-sew pom pom pillow tutorial below.



No-Sew Pom Pom Pillow

Pom poms seem to have a bit of a southern vibe to them. I add them to so many things in the house. But, these big, fluffy pom poms are probably my favorite (what can I say, everything is bigger here in Texas, y'all). I made the actual pom poms myself (details on how to do that below) and then attached them to a pillow I found online. The colors of the pillow are a light purple, but they read a bit more on the neutral side with silver undertones. I worried the coral would be a bit much, but I think the contrast turned out to be a pretty fun twist. 
Pom Pom Throw Pillow Tutorial

How to Make a No-Sew Pom Pom Pillow

Below, I have two different methods for creating the pom poms to attach to your pillow. One creates a smaller pom pom (I know not all of you are Texans craving the jumbo sized ones like I am).

Purple Leopard Print Pillow

Supplies for a Pom Pom Pillow


Putting Your Pom Pom Pillow Together

Clover Pom Pom Makers
Again, for that fluffier, gigantic pom pom, the extra large pom pom maker is the way to go (pictured above). To make four of them, it will use up almost an entire skein of yarn.

Fork Pom Pom Tutorial
If you prefer a smaller, more petite pom pom, you don't need to buy an actual pom pom maker. I have a complete tutorial for making the fork pom pom. Or, watch how I do it in the video below.


Jumbo Pom Pom Maker
Either follow my video tutorial above for the fork pom pom method, or use the directions on the box of your pom pom maker for an extra large pom pom. Either method is a win-win. You can also see the pom pom maker in action in my Pom Pom Apple tutorial where I share in detail how to use it. Be sure to leave the extra long pieces very extra long for attaching to your pillow's corners (more on that below).

Trimming a Pom Pom
The secret to a perfect pom pom shape? Trim, trim, and then trim some more. And then...trim even more. It results in the fluffiest of pom poms. Use your super sharp fabric scissors, too. 

Attaching Pom Poms to a Pillow
Once your pom poms are trimmed up and ready to go, you will squeeze one corner of your pillow (this is why you need to use a down pillow). Squeeze most of the filling towards the center of the pillow, so the corner is empty and pliable. Tightly tie your two long ends of your pom pom to your corner. Repeat on every corner. If your particular pillow isn't very receptive to this and your pom poms slide off, you can inconspicuously safety pin them in place. I didn't sew mine so I can change out the pom pom colors from time to time. But if you want a more permanent pom pom pillow, you can sew your pom pom to your pillow's corners with several hardy stitches to keep it in place.

Personally, tying them on makes them a bit more sturdy. They don't bob around the corner of the pillow. They kind of stand at attention this way. Once you let go of the corner and the filling works its way out of the middle of the pillow, you'll have a nice, sturdy pom pom pillow on your hands. 

Big Pom Poms on a Pillow
Isn't it the cutest?

Leopard Print Pom Pom Pillow
We now probably have too many animal print pieces on the bed. But, that faux chinchilla throw is the softest thing ever. It would be hard to part with. Our DIY headboard only cost me nine dollars and some elbow grease. I think it's a great anchor for this entire master bedroom.


Looking for More Pom Pom Projects?

  • My Pom Pom Drapes are made out of tablecloths. But, they're seriously my favorite drapes.
  • If you prefer to sew your own pillow, I have a complete tutorial for an Envelope-Style Pom Pom Pillow. Instead of pom poms on the corners, it utilizes pom pom trim around the entire perimeter. I also have a rectangular lumbar pillow with pom pom trim. There's a nifty trick to make the lumbar version.
  • And who doesn't love a darling pom pom garland? Is there anything cuter?
  • Lia Griffith has the absolute best Pom Pom Ice Cream Garland tutorial. It's so sweet and summery.
  • This Pom Pom Rug from Little Yellow Wheelbarrow looks so soft and comfy! Loving the colors used in this.
  • And what front door wouldn't love this adorable Pom Pom Wreath from Sparkles of Sunshine?

No-Sew Pom Pom Pillow
What say you? Jumbo pom poms or petite?


Free Pillow Tutorial



2 comments:

  1. As far as I can see, it does not require a lot of time and efforts to make such a nice pillow. Thanks for the tutorial!

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    1. You're correct. It's a simple project with a cute outcome. Thank you so much for stopping by! xoxo

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