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