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Pom Pom Wall Hanging (Super Easy DIY!)

Make a colorful DIY pom pom wall hanging using simple craft materials! This idea can be customized and is sure to brighten your day!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can easily make this wall art. You’ll be making pom poms with a pom pom maker – making this a very simple project for beginners.

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After a cold winter, I always find myself decorating with bright colors around my home. It really cheers me up and puts me in a great mood.

One of my favorite pieces is a pom pom wall hanging I made using a wood plaque I found at Michaels. It’s super duper colorful! I love making pom poms (who doesn’t), and making a collection of them and turning it into wall decor is such a fun way to use them.

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This wall decor is SO easy to make. When I say you’ll pretty much be wrapping yarn, I mean it. There are a few questions that I get regularly that I’d like to answer before you get started. Otherwise scroll down for the full tutorial.

How did I get the multicolored poms? You can make those with patterned, multi-color yarn OR by using multiple colors of yarn. The way you use multiple colors is simply to wind them on top of each other (you’ll see in the instructions below).

Why did my pom pom fall apart? Pom poms are tied together with yarn around the center. Basically one tight circle that keeps all the threads together. If you don’t tie that loop tight enough, the yarn will fall apart.

Are you ready to dive into the project? Let’s do this!

Wood plaque with scissors, pom pom makers, and yarn

DIY Pom Pom Wall Hanging

Gather These Supplies:

You’re going to start your wall hanging by making pom poms. The number you make really depends on the size of wall decor you’d like to make. For this project, 18 pom poms were made of various sizes. A few of them were extra large.

Making a Pom Pom

Thank goodness for these pom pom makers! They make assembly very easy. I used the Clover brand makers in large and extra large. They make perfectly puffy and full poms unlike the DIY versions. Having said that, if you don’t have access to one of these tools, you can find a DIY cardboard version here.

Wrapping yarn around the arches in a pom pom maker

Begin by open the two U-shaped arches of your pom pom tool together. Start by wrapping around the arches. You can leave one end of the yard loose (and trim later). You’ll want the yarn to not only be wrapped around the arch, but to fill the “U” portion of the arch fully. This will give you a thick arch.

Yarn wrapped around the arches in a pom pom maker

Follow the same steps with the other side arch. Close both arches as shown above.

Cutting yarn with scissors

Cut the yarn with a sharp pair of scissors between the two U-shaped arches. Cut the yarn all the way around the circle. Until all the yarn is cut and it looks like a fuzzy monster mouth.

Tying a knot around a pom pom in a pom pom maker

Take a strand of yarn, slide it through that same crack in which you cut the yarn, tie a knot, and pull it as tight as you can. Tie once, then pull again and tie a knot. Your pom pom is now secure and, if you tied tight enough, you won’t have any threads fall out.

Removing a finished pom pom from a pom pom maker

Finishing the Pom

Pull the tool apart and your pom should fall right out. You’re going to have to do a little trimming . . .

Trimming a finished pom pom with scissors

Take your sharp scissors and trim any excess or long threads. Give your pom a haircut!

Once you’ve finished one pom pom, you’ll need to make a bunch more. Just lay your poms out on the plaque as you go, until it’s full. That’s how you know how many to make! You can switch up the size of the pom poms if you like for interest.

Once you’re done, fire up your glue gun.

Spreading yarn to apply glue

Attaching the Poms

It’s easiest to use a hot glue gun to attach your poms, given that they will adhere immediately. You can use craft glue but it’s going to be a lot more difficult.

To prevent your pom poms from hanging strangely from the plaque, spread the yarn apart on the pom as shown above.

Applying hot glue to a pom pom

Add hot glue to the area on the center, being very careful not to burn your fingers with the glue. You don’t need a lot.

Hand pressing a pom pom down on a wood surface

Press the pom, glue side down, onto the plaque. Let cool and it will be secure. Continue adhering pom poms until your wall hanging is complete. Then you can hang it on the wall as shown!

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Yield: 1 wall hanging

Pom Pom Wall Hanging

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Learn how to make a pom pom wall hanging using bright colors of yarn - easy enough for a beginning crafter.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Active Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $10

Materials

  • Wood plaque
  • Yarn - skeins of multiple colors

Tools

  • Pom pom makers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors

Instructions

  1. Decide on the colors of pom poms you would like to make. Lay out your yarn and supplies.
  2. Open the two U-shaped arches of the pom pom maker together. Wrap yarn around the arches.
  3. Follow the same steps with the other side arches. Close the arches.
  4. Cut the yarn with a sharp pair of scissors between the two U-shaped arches. Cut the yarn all the way around the circle.
  5. Take a strand of yarn, slide it through that same crack in which you cut the yarn, tie a knot, and pull it as tight as you can.
  6. Remove the pom pom from the pom pom maker and trim with scissors. Repeat steps 2-6 until you have enough pom poms.
  7. Use the hot glue gun to attach the pom poms to the wood plaque. Group them tightly so no wood is showing through.
  8. Let project cool completely and hang.

Notes

Cost of this project varies greatly. I already owned the pom pom makers and the yarn, so all I needed to purchase was the wood plaque.

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I’d love to know how you would personalize this DIY pom pom wall art! What colors would you use? Let me know in the comments.

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Paige Flamm

Thursday 14th of April 2016

I love that wall hanging! I'm totally going to make one this weekend for my son's bedroom!

Paige http://www.thehappyflammily.com/