How to Quickly Make a Pompom Rug

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Intro: 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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    Ssandraadams

    Question 24 days 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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    tallulah_B

    4 weeks 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

    8 weeks 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

    Question 3 months ago on Introduction

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

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    Lindao798

    Question 3 months 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

    9 months 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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    JanetC91BonnieR43

    Reply 4 months 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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    JanetC91

    Tip 4 months 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

    Question 5 months 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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    JanetC91Vickieoconnor

    Answer 4 months ago

    The backing I bought from Dollar Tree does not fray.

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    jasmindotyVickieoconnor

    Answer 4 months 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

    1 year 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

    1 year ago

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

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    JenniferK171

    1 year ago

    Where do you get the "plastic rug grid"? I'd love to do this project with my kids! Thanks! jennifer weeklyhoot @ gmail.com

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    jasmindotyJenniferK171

    Reply 1 year ago

    Hi Jennifer, you can get this plastic rug grid from fabric stores or craft stores like Michael's. =)

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    Riffifi

    1 year ago

    i wasn't expecting such a mass production technic for the pompoms! i'll remember... :)

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    CynthiaC80

    1 year ago

    My daughter loves this idea. I always thought they must be difficult. Thanks for showing me it's this easy!

    Looks great. Way better than anything that you could buy from a store and it is one of a kind.