DIY Fabric Poms

January 25, 2013

Fabric Pom Poms.
These are allll over Pinterest (thanks southern belle).  And I’ve been in love with them forever.  I was going to make the tissue poms but wanted something a little sturdier.
I bought a 12, 10 and 8″ paper lantern off Amazon.  I was going to use the styrofoam balls you can find at the craft store but they were like $15 per ball and then I needed to buy a whole bunch of pins!  I found this way to be much cheaper and these guys are super easy to hang.
Once you have your lanterns you’re going to need some fabric and a glue gun.  I glued my circles super close together… it made the balls look really full but I wish I wouldn’t have done that because I seriously used 10 yards of fabric for just the large hot pink ball.  Ha ha this project has taken me forever to finish because I refused to buy the fabric full price.  Because I kept underestimating how much fabric I’d actually need I had to wait for three different sales at Hancock to get all the fabric I needed!
You’re going to take a cup from your cupboard and trace a whole bunch of circles.  I found it fastest to layer the fabric.  Cut like five circles out at a time.  Oh and rent Vampire Diaries while you’re at it.  Haha!

Fold your circle in half

Fold it in half again

Put some hot glue on the inside fold and on the bottom of the triangle.  You’re going to keep gluing folded circles onto your lantern until it’s all the way full.  And if you’re doing them as full as I did mine, it’ll take you at least two full seasons of your favorite forty five minute show.

They’re super cute though yeah?!  Hopefully Savy will love these fabric poms forever.  I can’t remember how much they ended up costing me…  I want to say $20 per ball.  In the end it wasn’t one of those cheap DIY projects but I’m still really happy with how they turned out.

And that’s all the posts of I have of Savy’s room!  Are you so excited I’m done?!  There will be a new hairstyle post next week for those who are missing them.  And my hair is no longer orange!  Yay for that!!

Until next week!
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  • everything you said is so true! I started making these for my daughters room like a year ago. I still haven’t finished them so mad props to you for finishing! So much more time intensive than I anticipated and buying the tissue ones for 5 bucks was so much easier and faster. Ha ha. Yours are super cute though!

  • Beautiful!! I’ll definately make them for my baby girl, should I ever have one 🙂

    xoxo Cent4urThoughts

  • SO pretty Abby. Her room is gorgeous.
    I love these fabric poms too, but I have a boy….I do not know where I could hang any othem. 🙁

  • Hey Abby, Your post have really great tutorial and your creativity is appreciable. I was looking for some DIY projects that I can take ideas to create something for home interior and I’m glad that I found a good post. surely God have given a creative mind to everyone but how you choose to use it shows who you really are going to be. Thanks for sharing this great post, I’m surely gonna try them for my home.

    Reference : http://www.northcroftfabrics.co.uk/

  • Erin

    Hello! I love these! However I am curious if the paper lanterns have held up with all of that fabric on them? Do you feel like the fabric was to heavy for the paper? Thanks for posting! I plan on making these too 🙂

    • Abby

      No they’re totally fine! The lanterns are still going strong!

  • I Love Pink in this baby room
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  • Fabric Heart

    great idea. I am sure the fabric exchange has so many choices of fabric for this kind of project.