This soft, scrumptiously squishy DIY pom pom rug takes very few skills to create and is a great way to use up a bunch of scrap yarn!
This DIY pom pom rug is like the best gift you could ever give your home. Seriously. Your home is there for you everyday, having walls and a roof and heat. The least you can do is gift it an epically squishy, texture-tastic rug for the floor.
And let’s just admit that a handmade pom pom rug is just as much a gift for your feet and eyes as it is for your floors.
Really, this rug brings me joy every single time I look at it.
And the kids love it too. They roll around on its fluffiness and stroke the strands of the pom poms.
I wish you could reach through the screen and pet it because it’s just ridiculously soft and bouncy. It’s like part sheepskin, part sweater and part Lady Gaga costume.
I first came across a tutorial about how to make a pom pom rug on Say Yes and I knew immediately that Quinn’s room would need this furry amoeba.
And the icing on the wooly cake is that I didn’t have to buy a single thing to make this pom pom rug. I had a rug pad from several moves ago and I used up several skeins of white, cream and oatmeal-colored yarn from my stash.
(This rug turned out to be that 1 in 100 time where you can justify all the stuff you’ve been hoarding for years “in case you need it for a project some day.” I needed it! And thus will now have ammunition to justify hoarding another 10 years of craft supplies.)
DIY Pom Pom Rug Supplies
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• yarn (Try to use different textures and thicknesses to add more variety to your rug, especially if your color scheme is fairly monochromatic like mine. Try this one, or this one or this one.)
• rug pad
• toilet paper tubes
• sharp scissors (These are my fav!)
How to make a pom pom rug
1. Cut your rug pad into the size and shape you’d like your rug to be. Mine is an oval.
2. Make a boatload of pom poms. (Check out my full pom pom tutorial!) Make sure that you leave the “tails” of the yarn you’re tying around the pom pom yarn pretty long. These tails are what you’ll use to tie the pom poms to the rug pad.
3. Lay your pom poms out on the floor and admire how cool they’ll look together.
4. Make even more pom poms. Lay them out and admire some more.
5. When you’re starting to get close to having enough to cover your rug pad, begin tying them on using the “tails” from creating the pom poms. I knew I wanted a really dense rug, so I placed them fairly close together. Once you’ve tied some on, you can always go back and fill in any gaps if it’s not fluffing to your liking.
6. Make some more pom poms. I’m just kidding. Kind of. You will probably find though that once the pom poms are all tied to your rug mat, there’s going to be areas you want to fill in a little bit.
7. Trim off any wildly stray strands from your pom poms. And if you’d like, trim the tails on the backside of the rug. I didn’t.
8. Sink your feet, hands, heck even your elbow, into the heavenly bliss that is a pom pom rug.
9. What room in your house could use a little pom pom floor party? I hope you enjoy your rug as much as I love ours.
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