I love budgeting. I love the idea of finding something at a bargain of a price and let’s face it, sometimes we just don’t have that extra monies lying around.
To be honest with you, I was never really a rug person until we moved to The Netherlands. For some reason, my eyes opened and I realized that something as simple as a rug can add that finishing touch to any room.
We are currently renting and as you probably know, you’re restricted to what you can and can’t do.
Over time I’ve tried adding different elements of stuff to make our living room feel homey. But nothing was working. It felt like things weren’t coming together.
Thank goodness for Pinterest! As I was scrolling through my home feed one day I noticed quite a number of pompom DIYs. In general, there is so much you can do with pompoms. So it got me thinking… what would a pompom rug look like?
You will need:
- a lot of patience
- silicone matt with holes
There really isn’t too much to it, but a LOT of patience – and a bit of an arm work out. This rug took me two (verging on three) full days to make.
You need lots of wool. Now, this can be expensive, but if you look in budget-friendly stores you will find wool at wallet-friendly prices.
To make more than one pompom at a time, you’ll need to get those cowboy boots ready because you’re about to lasso yourself some wool – not really, but this is your next movement:
The thickness of your pompom depends entirely up to you, the less wool you wrap around the arm, the smaller the pompom will be.
Once you’ve got your wool ready, get ready for some more patience and tie smaller pieces of wool to your lassoed wool. Try to space out evenly.
TIP: use different colour wool as you’ll be using this piece to attach your pompom to the matt.
Cut through the middle of each section.
Trim and fluff pompoms as needed.
And voila, pompoms : )
Finally – and also the last part where your patience will be tested – attach your pompoms to the silicone matt by threading them through the holes and tieing a knot on what would essentially be the bottom of your matt.
There you have it, your very own DIY pompom rug.
*Image Credit: The Wire Cutter