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DIY Pom Pom Pillows

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by Erica in D.I.Y.
If you don’t know by now, Lauren and I are obsessed with pom poms. Discovering the almighty pom pom maker when we first started HonestlyWTF a few years ago was an absolute game changer. Pom pom birthday garlands, pom pom gift tags, pom pom luggage tags, pom pom beanies, pom pom bag charms . . . for awhile there wasn’t a single thing protected from our pom pom craze. Except pillows. After recently lusting over a traditional Moroccan blanket, adorned with giant, fluffy pom poms, I was instantly inspired. My new outdoor sofa was in desperate need of some color and fluff and adding them to a handful of pillows, with Hmong and Guatemalan fabrics I had on hand, was a no brainer. You’ll need: a few yards of vintage fabrica few yards of heavy linena sewing machinea zipper foota small pom pom makera few skeins of yarnthreadneedlepinsfabric shears






 Start by making your pom poms. The pom pom maker comes in 2 parts, each that sandwich together with two moving arches. Keep all the p…

DIY Pom Pom Basket

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by Erica in D.I.Y.
Soon after Lauren and I started HonestlyWTF five years ago, we discovered the ultimate DIY tool: the Clover Pom Pom Maker. And our lives have never been the same ever since. No really – in all honesty, it’s been a mood enhancer, an ice breaker, and the cause for thousands and thousands of pom poms created as of 2010. But after all these years, I’m surprised I’ve never experimented with making pom poms with anything other than yarn and more recently, wool roving. It wasn’t until I spotted this adorable pom pom basket, at Anthropologie, that I was inspired to recreate it using raffia pom poms. Raffia can be slippery, bulky and difficult to work with – but I developed a few tricks that will help you through the process. So . . . follow along!
You’ll need:

paper raffia (approximately 900 yards total)round woven basketmedium pom pom makerkitchen twinehot glue gunscissors






For my 16″ diameter basket, I used about 300 yards of raffia per color to attach around the entire circum…