No Sew Pom Pom Throw

No Sew Pom Pom Throw


Today I’m going to make us a little cooler.

That’s right.

You and me.

Wearing our perms and over-sized sequin bows in our hair with our stirrup pants with our t-shirts gathered to one side with a clip and extra big shoulder pads.

Nothing but cool going on around here…

…all because we know how to add a little hygge to our decor.

Have you ever heard of the word hygge?  It’s pronounced “hoo-guh” and it means cozy.  Or the act of being cozy.   It’s a Danish term meaning “a quality of coziness and comfortable conviviality that engenders a feeling contentment or well-being.”

See what I mean?

Aren’t you feeling cooler already?  Drop that into conversation by the water cooler and heads will turn with respect.

In the spirit of a little hygge, I just finished a new no sew project for the new year.

It was easy and fun and I finished it watching the National Championship.

A no sew pom pom throw (with extra hygge).

No Sew Pom Pom Throw


blanket (I just got mine at Target for $19.99 here)

yarn (this yarn came from Hobby Lobby)


white cardboard rectangle

1. Start by wrapping the yarn around the white cardboard rectangle.

I wrapped it 45 times.

The more you wrap it, the thicker your pom pom will be.

When you are finished wrapping, your card should look like this.

Super almost-pom pommy.

2. Gently slide it off the card and cut another piece of yarn approximately 10″ long.

Place your wrapped yarn on the 10″ piece of yarn.

3. Tie the 10-inch piece of yarn around the center of your wrapped yarn.

Like this.

Tie it tightly and then tie it again.

We don’t want your pom pom getting loose.

4. Then simply clip the loops of your pom pom with scissors.

Fluff the pom pom and trim it until you have something that resembles a round pom pom.

This is the fun part.

Be careful not to give it too much of a hair cut or your pom pom will simply be a small pom instead.

Repeat the steps until you have 20 pom poms.

5. Here’s the edge of the blanket.

See how loose the weave is?

Simply start at a corner and pull open an opening in the weave.

6. Insert one end of the yarn tied around your pom pom into the hole in the throw.

Pull through the yarn and securely tie the pom pom onto the end of the blanket.

Trim the ends of the yarn to match the rest of the yarn in the pom pom.

Here’s the finished pom pom on the corner of the blanket.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 until you have added all the pom poms to the edge of the throw.

I tied mine onto the edge of the throw about six inches apart.

When you are done, you’ll have this.

All cute and cozy and wintry and warm and ready for a good book and a Hallmark movie.

You go pom pom throw with your no sew self.

Thanks for adding a little hygge to my afternoon. 🙂

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  1. Love this idea!!! I’m a no sew kind of person…and also watched the game…we are ‘bama fans so the outcome wasn’t the way we wanted it to end, however, what a game!

  2. Cute throw! Like the new word too. Now I have a random question about that vanity in your bedroom. Where did you purchase it? My daughter is “needing” one, she says. Thanks.

  3. So now I suppose you could say you went ALL Cheerleader with your Pom Pom throw! Couldn’t resist. You are so cute and I can just see you with this throw as a cape running through the house cheering on your team!

    Hygge to you too!

  4. Teresa Gonzales :

    Love it! Perfect winter hygge!

  5. Love it! We are Clemson fans. We went crazy!

  6. So cozy! I love anything with pom poms. It makes me want to put some on my tennis shoes. Too far?


  7. Thanks for the information on hygge! I had no idea how to pronounce that! I can’t believe you got that beautiful knitted blanket for $20! It would cost me so much more to buy the yarn and knit it myself. I will check that out and grab one for myself. I love making pompoms.

  8. All I can think of is that “hooogah chakka
    hoogah hoogah song-Hooked on a Feelin!!
    Love your pom-pom-no-sew-self to pieces!

    • Ha, ha, me too! Told my family we were adding some hygge to our home and they started chanting! Oh, well, shows my age……guess the song was reused in a movie recently though.

      Love your throw, makes me want to cuddle up and not move!

  9. Jackye Vondenstein :

    Love this idea! Have this exact blanket! ♡♡

  10. Great idea! I think it would look cute with contrasting pom pom colors, too!

  11. I love a fluffy pom pom. I have them on several things. I am making kitchen towels for my shop this week and I’ll be adding pom poms to a few :-). xo

  12. Yes, Kari. Now that throw is meget hyggeligt. Just wondering how hygge came to be in your vocabulary? I had to smile when I saw a Danish word in your blog today.
    Now that the hustle and bustle of the holidays are over, if we all make these adorable throws we can sit back and say “Nu skal vi rigtig hygge os!”

  13. Donna Doble-Brown :

    Gosh this is CUTEEEEE! Just love it . . . Thank you!

  14. OMG, I absolutely love this and so much more affordable than the $99 version sold elsewhere. Actually, I have a cream color throw at home that I can do add Pom Poms. Thank you!

  15. Word nerd that I am, I had to Google “hygge” before I finished reading your post. :o)
    Anywho, yes, I am enjoying hygge today as I watch it snow-no school for us in the Portland, Oregon, area!

  16. I’m patiently waiting for my Hygge book to arrive!

  17. Pom Pom cuteness! I sooo remember making pompoms in 7th grade and we’d tie them to our coat zippers and to our shoes. Long live the 80’s!! 🙂

  18. Barbara Moore :

    I’ve seen several pom pom throws out there in blog land. Then I priced them. Wowsa. This is the perfect way to get what I want without breaking the bank. Thanks for the tutorial, buddy!!!

  19. I was just at Target and saw that same blanket in red, Actually walked past it twice. But didn’t buy it. Trying to be more mindful of what I bring into the house. We have so many blankets and throws already BUT it’s so cute!!!!

  20. Pamela Johnson :

    How creative and seems kinda easy. Your blanket looks so good – I’m inspired to try it with a throw my friend knitted me for Christmas.

  21. Hi, KariAnne! Love the throw, those PomPoms ~ especially how easily attached they are! And I just c r a v e yarn, roving, thread, ribbon, silk, string … many assorted tactile lovelies with which to create!
    This prompts my question … could you just *whisper* to me (haha!) your source on your next similar “awesome project” materials so I can try to get there before many other eager followers?! I’m kidding ~ of course ~ but I think we all know, if KariAnne mentions something it’s going to be quickly “sold out!”
    Oh, sweet girl … sending love, grins, hugs! Glad to know this fun word and its meaning (would never have guessed the pronunciation, tho’!) …

  22. How clever! Looks like you purchased it from a high-end home decor shop. You inspire me!

  23. Lovely.

  24. So cute! I love pompoms and this fun idea!

  25. Pompoms are just plain fun! This is too cute. I love it!

  26. Karianne, you are sooooo darn cute in your “creative writing”! 😁 You really tickle me!! 🙃
    Thanks for the new vocabulary word too!

    Love ya, ” Friend “… (sound familiar.. 😉)

  27. I love your style and have made several of your wonderful DYI projects. Just last weekend while we were snowbound, I made a pair of pom pom pillows for my winter decor. And while I eagerly await what new inspired idea you might throw our way, I also wait for your words. It seems every uplifting thing you share, comes at just the moment I need it. Keep it coming all the projects and most of all the words of your heart.

  28. I love the Pom Pom blanket…question though…. How do you wash it without messing up the Pom poms??? I use the clover Pom Pom makers and my kids love them (it’s almost like a magic trick or something) We are Bama fans so that game was soul crushing after an undefeated season. But our friend Malik Monk is now what we are following!!! Go Kentucky!!!
    With much love!!!

  29. Love it! Also love the concept of hygee and have been living parts of it most of my life. Nothing better than cozy ☺

  30. Can you please tell me the size of the rectangle cardboard? Already ordered two throws from Target

  31. Love this….but how did you do the floors in this picture?

  32. I have been hearing about this “hygge” all over the place! Love the idea. Also, I was thinking I could get my 8 year old daughter on pom pom duty. I think she would love it and I would have help making my blanket! 😉

  33. Oh my goodness! I love this idea 🙂 Think I’ve found February’s DIY of the month!xo

  34. this is awesome…& I love no sew!! I have the same throw in cream and I love making pom poms(I wrap my hand)…I’m adding these to mine. love it

  35. Did you learn that term from Ladies of London on Bravo???? I just learned it this week from watching a DVR’ed episode! hahaha


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