How to Quickly Make a Pompom Rug

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Introduction: How to Quickly Make a Pompom Rug

We have spools of yarn leftover from a yarn art I made last year and they're just sitting in the stockroom so I decided to make a pompom rug for our little girls' playroom.

Step 1: Gather the Materials

Spools of yarn

Plastic rug grid

scissors

wooden frame

Step 2: Wrap the Yarn Around the Wooden Frame.

Tie the yarns tightly with about 2 inches of space in between.

Step 3: Cut the Yarn in Between.

Adjust the yarn to make a more rounded shape pompom.

Step 4: Tie the Pompoms on the Rug.

You can randomly mix all the colors or arrange them to your liking.

Step 5: Let the Little Feet Enjoy the Colorful Rug. =)

Take a picture and enjoy =)

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    27 Discussions

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    nosiedlamin
    nosiedlamin

    Question 8 weeks ago on Step 3

    Hello. Help. I've made my pom poms but they come off when I pull them.. Please share a tip on how to tie them in a way the yarn won't come off when them kids pull it... million thanks babe :)

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    jasmindoty
    jasmindoty

    Answer 8 weeks ago

    Hi there, I'd recommend to tie them really tight. Wrap it around 4-6 times and that should make it tighter and won't easily pull off.

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    8 year old
    8 year old

    2 months ago

    I'm an 8 year old trying to get his work done. thanks ^﹏^

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    A-m_123
    A-m_123

    9 months ago

    I love it thanks so much.
    But where can I get the rug net ?
    And what can we also use d pompom for apart from rug?

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    Ssandraadams
    Ssandraadams

    Question 1 year ago on Step 3

    You show making 2 inch pompous. I want to make 4 or 5 inch ones. Do I just find something bigger than the frame you used. Also, how many times did you wrap the yarn? Thanks for your help.

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    Mercedes98
    Mercedes98

    Answer 1 year ago

    Wrap it around 80 times or more

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    VijuM
    VijuM

    Question 1 year ago on Step 5

    where do you get the plastic rug grid?

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    tallulah_B
    tallulah_B

    1 year ago

    This is fantastic! I have some canvas that I was going to do some rug hooking on, but the holes are too small - this is a wonderful idea! I have to do this for our bathroom rug!!! Oh yeah, and SO much yarn stash lol

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    rhomin
    rhomin

    1 year ago on Step 5

    When I was little my Mum would unravel jumpers we had grown out of. Then the wool was wrapped, just the way you have done yours, but on a chair back or between the hands of a willing volunteer. It was then called a hank and was loosely tied and then washed by hand and hung on the washing line. that took all the kinks out of it and it was like new and ready to knit again. So my tip is to use the back of a kitchen chair if you don't have a frame. I just love the pompom mat you have made. It would make a lovely cosy bath mat so I must get my wool organised and get pompoming! thank you for a lovely idea.

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    pcollette
    pcollette

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    How many Wraps of the Yarn around frame and What size Frame did you use?

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    Lindao798
    Lindao798

    Question 2 years ago on Step 1

    How many times do you go around the frame? I want my pom poms to be alike. 20 times enough or more? I will be using 2 colors. I want to make a baseball themed rug

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    BonnieR43
    BonnieR43

    2 years ago

    What are the dimensions of the wooden frame? I am so going to try this way of making pom poms!!

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    JoyfullyJanet
    JoyfullyJanet

    Reply 2 years ago

    The Dollar Tree non-slip underlay that I used is 18 in by 28 in. I wanted to make a larger rug, so using 2 packages, I cut the edges to make them even, and then Iknotted the two pieces together.

    However, my pompom rug, is turning into a bedspread for my granddaughter, because she said that she was going to use the rug for a blanket.

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    JoyfullyJanet
    JoyfullyJanet

    Tip 2 years ago

    You can do all kinds of things to the edges. While my Dollar Tree non skid does not Fray, I ended up turning my pompom rug into a bedspread, and added fabric that I have hand sewn to the edges.

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    Vickieoconnor
    Vickieoconnor

    Question 2 years ago on Step 1

    Great idea for making multiple pom poms at once. How many pom poms do you need to make per square foot of backing? And is there a way that you know of to keep the backing from fraying since it would have some cut edges?

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    JoyfullyJanet
    JoyfullyJanet

    Answer 2 years ago

    The backing I bought from Dollar Tree does not fray.

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    jasmindoty
    jasmindoty

    Answer 2 years ago

    Thanks Vickie. My rough estimate would be about 80-100 pom poms per square foot, but this would depend on the size of the pomps you'll make. To keep the backing from fraying you can use duct tape. Also, if you use the harder plastic rug for backing it won't fray as much.

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    BigRed1973
    BigRed1973

    3 years ago

    This is one of those slap myself in the forehead moments!! Why did I never think of this before?? Thanks for sharing!

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    wold630
    wold630

    3 years ago

    I love how you made bulk pompoms so quickly! Nicely done! I love it. :)