A Pom Pom Rug, Wall Hanging and Table Cover in One!
Here at Brit + Co., we recently bonded over how much we all love pom poms. Each of us had a memory attached to the mindless activity of making them out of spools of yarn, so we put our brains together and came up with an awesome idea: use pom poms to make one stellar project that can be used around the house three ways—as a rug, a wall hanging or a coffee table runner.
Now we’re not going to lie, this project takes some time. Make sure you have a free weekend or a lot of friends who are willing to help you make pom poms. It will all pay off in the end when you’re left with one awesome piece of home decor that you can use three totally different ways!
<br/>1. Cut rug pad to desired size. We cut ours to 3 feet x 3 feet.
2. Start to make pom poms, enough to cover your rug pad (these steps are best seen with the process photos below, so scroll down to see it in action, step by step!)
3. Once you have enough pom poms start tying them onto the rug pad. Then hang it, drape it or add it to your floor!
If your rug pad isn’t the size you want, then trim it on down! This is a timely project so choose your size wisely. Then, let’s start making some pom poms! Just follow the steps below:
Hold the string in your hand and start to wrap. You will want to wrap it tight enough until you can no longer move your fingers. Don’t worry, it isn’t painful. The more you wrap the denser your pom pom will be.
Next you are going to slide your pom pom off your hand. Wrap the string around the center of your yarn loop to divide it into two sections. Tie a knot so the yarn stays together. Make sure to leave a long enough tail so you can tie it to the rug pad. Do you see those loops on each side? Cut it into fringe and turn it into a pom pom!
OMG SO MANY POM POMS!
We warned you before, but get ready to have the afternoon free for this step of the project. Time to tie on your pom poms. Thread the tail through the hole, back through to the other side and then again back through the other side. Use the loop you just created to tie a knot with the original string of the tail. This will secure your pom pom in place.
Now it may have taken a lot of time… but how awesome is this rug/wall hanging/table runner? Let’s put it to use!
Use 1: Rug. Now beware of the size. I’ll warn you now, a 5 foot x 5 foot piece will take you the whole weekend.
Use 2: Table runner. We love it!
Use 3: Wall hanging. Tack it up as textured wall art.
This pom pom paradise is super plushy and fluffy. *Major plus* We know you want to roll all over this ;)
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!