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!


– about 10 spools of yarn (we used shades of blue to create an ombre pattern).

– rug pad

 – scissors

– ruler

 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!


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.

Keep going…

And going…

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 ;)

What do you think of this pom pom project? Would you take on the challenge and make one yourself? How would you use it in your home?