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Pom Pom rug


How lovely would it be to sink your feet into a super soft Pom Pom rug when you get out of bed in the morning? 

You can make these in any colour and design that you like! You can even make them into shapes like rainbows, clouds an animals if you're feeling really creative. 

Christmas gift idea 🎁 Why not start making one now, so you can give it to someone special for Christmas? It's the perfect, unique present that would look lovely in any room of the house.

What you'll need: 

  • Wool/yarn in the colour/s of your choice. 
  • Cheap bath mat....can be a fabric one or a plastic one (If plastic make sure it's the kind with little holes in it to let the water escape from as you'll need these to tie your Pom Poms to the mat)
  • Large needle
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard - the box kind rather than paper kind, pencil, cup, 2p piece - to make your Pom Pom maker. 

What to do: 

  1. First you'll need to think about what design you'd like as this will help with the amount of Pom Pom's you need to make. Perhaps draw it out on a piece of paper, measuring it against your bath mat, so you get an idea of where to put the Pom Pom's and how many you'll need. 
  2. Now it's times to make your Pom Pom's - this is probably going to take you a little while depending on how many you need but we found it quite relaxing to sit and make them in our spare time. 
  3. If you're not sure how to make a Pom Pom - check out our page here. This is why you need the cardboard, pencil, cup and 2p piece. 
  4. When making your Pom Pom's leave a length of string hanging from them - as if you were making a Christmas bauble - so you can use this to fix it to your bath mat. 
  5. Once you've made all your Pom Pom's, now it's time to fix them to you bath mat. If you have a fabric mat like ours, we found it best to get a large needle that has an eye big enough to comfortably fit your Pom Pom string through it.  We threaded the string in our Pom Pom through the needle and then carefully poked it through the fabric mat in the place where we wanted to put it. We then pulled the string through the back of the mat and secured it with a knot close to the back of the fabric.  If your bath mat is a plastic one and has holes already in it - then you can use these to help poke the string through. 
  6. Once you've got all your Pom Pom's in place and secured them at the back of the mat, you can carefully cut off any excess string that's hanging from the back. This should leave you with a reasonably smooth mat underneath so it sits on your floor ok. 

Ta dah, now you have a wonderfully soft and fluffy rug to squish your toes into. How about making more in different colours and designs - now you know how to do them, you could make so many more and as mentioned before, perhaps give them away to family and friends as gifts for Christmas!