As a kid, pom poms were definitely a favorite crafting supply: The soft, colorful fuzzballs are super versatile and fun to work with. Don’t worry — the fun didn’t end after elementary school. Pom poms are popping up everywhere this summer in beach hats, bags and even poolside umbrellas. You can buy out all the pom-pom home accessories you can find, or you can DIY your own version with these bad boys for a personalized touch that’ll make your summer *pop*. Scroll down to find a little inspiration and a new creative hobby, with these 17 pom-pom DIYs.


1. DIY Pom Pom Party Hat: Looking for the perfect party decor for your next big bash? Well, look no further, ’cause these fun hats are sure to be a total hit. Plus, they look ridiculously good on pretty much everyone! (via Tell Love and Party)


2. DIY Pom Pom Beach Bag: Beach season is in full swing, which means you need a fun bag to carry all your sunny day necessities. Whip out some colorful yarn and get wrapping to make a bright garland that looks perfect on your straw bag. (via Style Caster)


3. DIY Pom Pom Picnic Blanket: Warm weather means lots of outdoor activities, including picnics in your fave park! Break out the glue and scissors to make this bright and cozy blanket for all your outdoor adventures. (via Studio DIY)


4. DIY Pom Pom Poncho Beach Cover-Up: Now that you’ve found the perfect bikini, you are definitely going to need a gorgeous cover up to wear over it. Grab a few supplies and you’ll be ready to create this style statement piece. (via Merrick’s Art)


5. DIY Pom Pom Bookmark: Who wouldn’t want to relax after a long day with a book when you have a fun bookmark like this? Plus, it would make an awesome back-to-school gift for your favorite teacher. (via Design Mom)


6. DIY Pom Pom Sandals: Finding the perfect summer sandal is no easy feat, so why not make your own pair with this easy DIY. All you need is five materials and last year’s sandals to make these snazzy and unique shoes. (via Brit + Co)


7. DIY Pom Pom Napkin Rings: Upgrade your dinner party with this simple DIY to show off your hosting skills. This DIY is so easy, you might even want to get extra creative by making your own napkins too! (via Art Bar)


8. DIY Pom Pom Leather Luggage Tags: Finding your bag at baggage claim will never be hard again once you have these colorful guys on your luggage. Make them before you jet set off for your summer vacay in the tropics. (via Sugar + Cloth)


9. DIY Pom Pom Clutch: Need a statement bag to complete your favorite outfit? No worries! Add some pom poms and a little color and you have a gorgeous bag you can wear with almost any getup. (via Court + Hudson)


10. DIY Pom Pom Headband: Snazzy headbands aren’t just for festival season. Break out this fuzzy headband for your next baby shower or lunch with the ladies, for a look your besties will be envious of. (via Brit + Co)


11. DIY Pom Pom Cake Topper: Never let your cake fall short again with this easy DIY. Spell out your favorite saying or your BFF’s name for a one of a kind topper that everyone will be dying to copy. (via Momtastic)


12. DIY Pom Pom Balloons: Who doesn’t love balloons for pretty much any type of party? Glue some baby poms onto any color balloon you like to take your party decor game to the next level. (via Design Improvised)


13. DIY Pom Pom Pillows and Duvet: White bedding does create a sleek look, but sometimes a touch of color is all you need to warm up the room. Add just a few pom poms to the corners of your pillows and duvet and you’ll have a stylish bed that you will never want to leave. (via Brit + Co)


14. DIY Pom-Pom Tutu: Make your little one feel like a princess with this easy project. All you need is their favorite color tulle and some pom poms. (via Brit + Co)


15. DIY Pom Pom Wall Hanging: Okay, this project is super awesome ’cause it’s a three-in-one. This wall hanging turned rug turned table topper is ideal for adding a little color and texture to your home. (via Brit + Co)


16. DIY Pom Pom Summer Skort: Denim shorts are an absolute must for the summer, but when you feel like mixing things up, try these on for size. Grab your favorite patterned fabric and a string of color pom poms to make this skirt and short duo. (via Brit + Co)


17. DIY Polka Dot Dress: Your wardrobe is definitely not complete without a polka dot dress in the mix. Pull some paint, a plain dress and a string of pom poms together, then get creating to make this one-of-a-kind dress. (via Brit + Co)

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