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 ;)
It can be intimidating to step out on your own and build a business from the ground up. As part of our collaboration with Office Depot, we're talking with Selfmade alum and solopreneur Colette Lawrence, the faith-based motivator and relationship builder behind The M.E.E. Movement, about ways in which women in business can find success.
B + C: How did you know M.E.E. Movement was your business to start?
The M.E.E Movement represents motivation, empowerment, and encouragement for women. It is what represents me. I did not know at first that it was my business to start, but then the thought of monetizing what I loved came to me. It scared me, however. I registered the business in July 2020 and have been slowly building my wings since.
B + C: What's one strategy that's helped you start your business?
Thinking through and researching what the requirements are to start my business, and then asking questions of people who are in the business. Not all advice worked; however, it helped me to figure out what I needed to do and not to do.
B + C: Did you always know life coaching would be your entrepreneurial path?
(Smiles) No, I did not. I 'stumbled" on it. I knew that people were always coming to me for advice and I found that I loved having conversations with them, especially with women, young and old.
B + C: What was your most valuable takeaway from Selfmade?
My most valuable takeaway was the first day of training: Get out of your own way. There were a lot of great moments and important takeaways from every presenter. However, getting out of my own way, pushing past doubts, was for me my most valuable takeaway. Doing something that I had never done before took courage. If I do not focus on what is happening with me mentally then I cannot deliver to my clients successfully.
B + C: What's one piece of advice you would give to female entrepreneurs on the brink of starting?
Get out of your head. You have something to offer. You have what you need to succeed so go ahead and do it.
B + C: How do you stay motivated?
I stay motivated by listening to music and listening to motivational speakers, and sometimes someone will just reach out and talk about the impact that I made in their life. That adds the extra juice or sauce I need to pummel through the day.
B + C: What's your best organizational tip?
Keep a diary and journal. It's the best way for me to keep organized and it also provides a source motivation as I record not only my "losses" but my wins as well.
B + C: Who inspires you in the entrepreneurial space?
Shirley Toliver – She motivates and empowers and makes me always want to show up.
B + C: What has receiving the Office Depot scholarship to Selfmade done to help you start or grow your business?
The scholarship was a blessing in that all the areas that were covered offered valuable information that I needed, from social media to HR. As a new business owner, I needed to know this to increase my own personal awareness in what it takes to run a successful business. The candidness of the presenters made it easy to see myself in their shoes and helped me to realize that I can also get there.
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