Hey friends! Today I wanted to share a simple DIY for a cute pom-pom embellished storage basket. This style is all the rage right now, and personally I find it SO cute, especially for kids rooms or toy storage. With the right color palette, it can even add interesting texture and color to any home decor landscape. You don’t need to be a craft connoisseur to be able to complete this project; if you have access to scissors, yarn, cardboard, and thread and needle, you can do this in a matter of minutes!
WHAT YOU’LL NEED
3in. x 5in. piece of cardboard (or a pom-pom tool)
WHAT TO DO
The first step is to make the pom-poms. I have a little wooden tool that came with a weaving loom I purchased a while ago, but you can also make your own using a small piece of cardboard. All you need is a rectangle piece of cardboard to start. Cut a smaller rectangular piece out of the middle, so the tool resembles a long, rectangular “C” shape, like how my tool is shaped in the photo below:
Once you have your tool, begin wrapping the yarn around the width of the tool. The more you wrap, the puffier the pom-pom will be.
Once you have it wrapped, cut a separate piece of yarn and tie it around the center of the bundle.
Remove the yarn from the tool. You’ll notice you have loops on both sides. Put your scissors through the loops and cut to separate them. Your cuts don’t have to be perfect!
Fluff up the pom-pom with your hands, and use the scissors to cut any long pieces. That’s all there is to it! Once you have the desired number of pom-poms made, the next step is to attach them to the basket.
I got my basket from the Target dollar spot, but you can find this type of cotton woven basket pretty much anywhere. This could also work with a jute material as well, just use a color of thread that will blend in with the color of the basket!
Thread the needle and tie a knot at the end of the string. Hold the pom-pom onto the basket where you wish to sew it on. Insert the needle through the front of the pom-pom, and pull it through the basket. Continue by threading the needle into the basket, and out through the pom-pom, etc. You only need a few stitches to secure the pom-pom onto the basket. The last time you thread the needle through to the inside of the basket, cut the string and tie the loose ends to secure the thread. Repeat this process with each pom-pom you wish to attach.
Now you have your very own pom-pom embellished basket! I think I’m going to use this one for Ezra’s easter basket. What will you use yours for?