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I was inspired to do this pillow project by all the fun trims I thought were too cute to actually use on anything other than a toddler girl’s dress. I always loved looking at pretty tassels, pompoms, and ruffles, but thought they weren’t for me. Related to my give a DIY project with my business card idea, I challenged myself to find a way to use a pretty trim.
The rules were simple…it couldn’t be too much, or over the top. It had to be easy to make for anyone, which is a big feat when any kind of trim normally adds an extra step or two to a project. And, the finished product had to look amazing, happy, and fun! I wanted pillows I could use in an adult space…you know cute, but chic!
I did it! And, one version only required 12″ of pompom trim. The other version uses one yard or less depending on the size of the pillow. And, the no-sew version makes this a project for everyone. Please watch the video tutorial for the complete how-to and how crazy excited I get over those little pompoms when turning the pillows right side out.
- Pompom Trim – 5/8″ balls – Joann Fabrics
- Patterned home decor fabric – Sew Fine Fabric (leftovers from easy envelope pillow cover and boxy floor cushion projects)
- White linen-look fabric – Repurposed curtains from my linen closet
- Pillow inserts – see my favorite trick for inexpensive pillow inserts