24 Colorful Pom Pom Crafts We Love

pom pom crafts to try

 Mollie Johanson

Despite what you might think, pom pom crafts are fun for kids and adults alike. Incorporating colorful pom poms into your DIY projects adds a sense of whimsy to your designs, and it's relatively inexpensive to do. 

Before you tackle some of our favorite pom pom crafts below, first learn how to make your own pom poms to save money. 

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    Design Funky Earrings That Pop

    DIY pom pom crafts
    Lovely Indeed

    One of the easiest projects on our list is actually one of the most wearable. Some simple plier skills will help you make these bright earrings with minimal effort and supplies. Read the tutorial, head to your local craft store, then get started!

  • 02 of 24

    Write a Message on Top of a Cake

    Pom-Pom Cake Toppers
    Momtastic

    If you aren't the best at decorating birthday cakes, consider crafting a simple cake topper instead. You'll get a Pinterest-worthy cake without all the fuss with frosting. Use small wool pom poms for this project and keep your word short and simple.

  • 03 of 24

    Upgrade the Size of a Pom Pom Garland

    pom pom garland diy
    Merry About Town

    Pom pom garlands are a popular way to decorate mantels and work well as party decor. However, have you ever considered making a gigantic pom pom garland instead? The oversized garland stands out much more than a smaller sized one would, so you get more bang for your buck.

  • 04 of 24

    Use Magnets to Transform a Basic Desk Lamp

    DIY magnet pom pom lamp
    A Kailo Chic Life

    This pom pom project has multiple uses and would work great in a dorm room. Pom poms are transformed into magnets and then adhered to a metal desk lamp. The great part about this design is that you can keep the magnets on the lamp but then also remove them to use on a bulletin board as needed. 

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  • 05 of 24

    Sew a Pom Pom Strand to a Placemat

    pom pom craft projects
    Sugar & Cloth

    Pom pom crafts aren't always multi-colored and loud. In fact, this strand of pom poms added to a placemat is quite elegant and refined. To create a more traditional look with pom poms, use one color and keep them small and layered. 

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    Dress Up Party Balloons With Mini Pom Poms

    Pom-Pom Balloons
    Crate & Kids Blog

    Decorating for a party doesn't have to be intimidating and take up a ton of extra time. Bring party decor to the next level by simply gluing mini pom poms onto balloons. Pick a variety of jewel-toned colors and keep the pom poms evenly spread throughout the balloon. 

  • 07 of 24

    Reimagine a Simple Laundry Bin

    diy pom pom bin
    Sugar & Cloth

    Upgrade a simple canvas or wicker laundry bin by adding large-scale fluffy white pom poms. Keep all the pom poms roughly the same size and make sure they are evenly spaced.

  • 08 of 24

    Experiment With Making Boho Inspired Pillows

    pom pom pillows
    Honestly WTF

    You can either buy really expensive pillows with pom poms already attached or you can make your own for a fraction of the cost. If you're going for a bohemian vibe, make sure you add a variety of textures and colors to the pillowcases. Then go bold with the pom poms. Make them large and contrast the color.

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  • 09 of 24

    Put Together This Charming Pom Pom Wreath

    Pom pom crafts for kids
    Deirdre Sullivan

    This next pom pom craft is fun to tackle with kids since it's easy and colorful. Create or purchase a variety of pom poms in different colors and sizes. We like the pom poms here that are multicolored. Next, arrange your pom pom's onto a wreath base. Make sure you try to replicate a floral wreath by creating a faux arrangement along one side. All that's left is to glue everything into place, and you're done!

  • 10 of 24

    Infuse Some Color to a Plain Branch Arrangement

    Pom-Pom Branches
    Wayaiulandia

    Driftwood or other dried branches make great year-round table arrangements. However, sometimes they can become a bit drab. Consider adding pom poms in a variety of colors to turn the arrangement into a conversation piece. 

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    Make Coasters Using Wool Felt Balls

    DIY Felt Ball Coasters
    Inspired by Charm

    Coasters are an instantly gratifying home DIY to tackle because it can be completed in just a couple of hours. They also make great gifts. This project works best with dense felt balls instead of the fluffy balls with lots of strings. 

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    Create Whimsical Napkin Rings

    Pom-Pom Napkin Rings
    Art Bar

    Napkin rings add an entirely new dimension to a dining room table, so don't overlook them. Create more interest to a place setting by making these festive napkin rings. To create a more streamlined look, consider using one neutral color pom pom in a few different sizes. 

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    Decorate No-Carve Pumpkins With Pom Poms

    How to decorate with pom poms
    Lovely Indeed

    If your children are still young, you might opt to tackle some no-carve pumpkin ideas this fall. This idea stands out because it uses a color not usually associated with fall. You can also use pom poms on pumpkins to create faces or other simple designs. 

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    Learn How to Make Animal Head Pom Poms

    animal head pom poms
    Mr. Printables

    Not every pom pom was created equal. There are a number of ways you can make your pom poms stand out. One of them is by making them into different animal faces. Create a variety then use these to craft a mobile for a nursery.  

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    Add Pom Poms to a Party Hat

    Paper Pom-Pom Party Hat
    Oh Happy Day

    These pom pom party hats will go with most any party regardless of your party's theme. Just be sure not to add too many colors or else your party hats can start to look more like a clown costume. 

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    Use Pom Poms to Create an Eclectic Wall Hanging

    diy pom pom wall hanging
    Burkatron

    Wall hangings are a great way to fill a large wall space where a small-scale piece of art wouldn't work. If you have an eclectic style, this pom pom craft would work well in the main living space. If not, consider using it as a mobile or piece of decor in a child's room. 

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  • 17 of 24

    Turn a Monogram Into a Piece of Art

    Pom Pom monogram
    Aunt Peaches

    Monograms are popular home decor accessories that come in a variety of styles. This particular monogram would work well in a child or teenager's room. The added bonus of this project is that the monogram was transformed into a piggy bank. 

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    Weave a Rug and Add Pom Pom Accents

    diy pom pom rug
    Red Lipstick + French Toast

    Hand-woven rugs aren't the easiest to tackle, but the end result is worth the added effort. You end up with a completely one-of-a-kind piece that speaks to your personality. Adding various textures and pom poms creates an eclectic look that would be very hard to find in a store. 

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    Line the Edge of a Blanket With Pom Poms

    DIY pom pom blanket
    Duct Tape and Denim

    Learn how to create a blanket that looks like it's out of an Anthropologie catalog by getting creative with pom pom edging. This blogger actually upcycled a drop cloth, which made the project that much less expensive to complete.

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    Use Pom Pom Edging to Revamp Shorts

    DIY pom pom shorts
    Wonderamazement

    You don't have to be a seamstress to tackle this pom pom project. Simply purchase some pom pom edging and use an easy hand sewing technique to adhere the pom poms to the bottom of some patterned shorts. 

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  • 21 of 24

    Create a Plant That Doesn't Need Water

    pom pom cactus
    Pinch Me Beautiful

    If you don't have a green thumb, consider crafting this fun, light-hearted cactus using yarn pom poms. Display it on your desk or gift it as a child's toy.

  • 22 of 24

    Repurpose a Placemat Into a Clutch

    pom pom clutch
    Damask Love

    Straw and pom poms are a great combination for a beachy vaction-worthy purse, but they can get expensive. This pom pom craft uses a placemat to create the base of the clutch, which is then embellished with pom poms and other ribbons. 

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    Create a Soft and Cozy Pom Pom Rug

    diy pom pom rug
    Say Yes

    This rug project is easier to create than the woven one we featured earlier, and it will be one of the softest things you've ever stood on. For best results, keep the rug neutral and add a few pops of color here and there.  

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    Find Your Keys Easier With a Pom Pom Keychain

    DIY pom pom keychain
    Made in a Day

    This pom pom DIY project is so simple and functional that anyone could benefit from making one. Use it as a keychain that will help you find your keys easier, or create one to hang on the side of your purse for decoration.