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

supplies:

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

yarn (this yarn came from Hobby Lobby)

scissors

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. 🙂

Comments

  1. Image for Carrie Carrie

    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. Image for Linda Linda

    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. Image for Linda Pinion Linda Pinion

    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. Image for Catherine Catherine

    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.

  5. Image for Peg Peg

    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!

    1. Image for jae jae

      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!

  6. Image for Kimberly Kimberly

    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!"

  7. Image for Tammy Tammy

    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!

  8. Image for Karen Karen

    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!

  9. Image for Barbara Moore 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!!!

  10. Image for Loryl Loryl

    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!!!!

  11. Image for Pamela Johnson 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.

  12. Image for Kathleen Kathleen

    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'!) ...

  13. Image for Denise Cox Denise Cox

    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.. ?)

  14. Image for Tammy Hart Tammy Hart

    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.

  15. Image for Shannon Shannon

    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!!!

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