Because that is right, I made my own pom-pom blanket. I have hit peak blogger cliché and done a DIY based around the colours white, pink and grey, that involves making a ‘dupe’ of something totally overpriced.
I’d like to thank all of you for supporting me over the last two-ish years. I couldn’t have done it without you.
Just find me on Pinterest in the badass aisle.
Anyway yes, I made my own pom-pom blanket because I was fed up not being able to afford something that I felt guilty about wanting because I could make it myself. The circle of life, innit?
Enough about how great I am (jk there’s never enough of that) let’s get down to business.
POM-POMS AS THERAPY
We all made pom-poms at primary school that one time, didn’t we? Now imagine that on an industrial scale while watching Say Yes To The Dress on Quest Red for hours and hours, forgetting your cold cup of tea as you wind that wool round and round and round. Sounds fun, right?
It’s surprisingly cathartic to make pom-poms in front of the TV.
Pom-poms are super easy to make. You can do it the primary school way (two cardboard disks wrapped in wool and cut open) or the cool ‘I’m definitely an adult’ way using literal pom-pom making gadgets. Yes, friends, you can BUY things that pretend to be those cardboard disks. 2017 is truly a wild wild time to be alive.
Of course, the ideal thing about these gadgets is that all your pom-poms end up the same size – great if you’re like me and like a bit of order in your falling-apart-everywhere-else life.
EASY PEASY POM-POM SQUEAZY
The trick with making pom-pom blankets is in the tying of the pom-pom. Y’know? That bit where you tie a bit of wool round and the whole thing comes together and you feel in control of your life? Yeah, that.
My advice at this point is leave it long. Leave it long enough to use it as the way of attaching your pom-pom to the blanket. No needles or threads in this house, my friend. All wool and fingers and granny knots through holes in an IKEA blanket.
It’s also worth noting at this point that I got through one-and-a-half balls of wool making these pom-poms (18 in total) so watch out for that.
Once tied on to the blanket (try folding in half over and over to get some pretty sweet spacing sorted out) give them a quick trim, fluff them up a little, and you’re good to go.
I personally cannot wait to see how annoyed Ollie gets when he has to use this blanket to sleep and the pom-poms get in his face! x