DIY Pom Pom Table Runner & Placemats

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My obsession with pom poms started a few years ago when I decided to put them on top of presents. I’ve been seeing them more lately, mostly in the home decor arena. Pillows, throw blankets, curtains, kitchen towels – all covered in pom poms. Sometimes I almost can’t handle the cuteness. That’s when I knew I needed to bring pom poms back into my life –  insert these DIY Pom Pom placemats and table runner. There’s no sewing involved and I don’t think this DIY can get any easier. It’s an updated, playful look of an old classic.

Next project, pillowcases and throw pillows lined with these cuties.

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pom pom table runner and placemats

I found some inexpensive pom pom ribbon at a last-chance style fabric store for .49 cents a yard (I totally did a happy dance when I scored that deal), table runner for under $10 at Ikea, placemats on sale for a few dollars at Cost Plus. I kept it clean looking with solid, neutral colors with the runner and placemats but you can shuz it up with a patterned number if you’re feeling wild.

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Squeeze a line of fabric glue along the border you would like the pom pom ribbon to go.

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Carefully place pom pom ribbon along the glue line, pressing down as you go, to ensure the best adhesion. Trim off excess pom pom ribbon and allow to air dry.

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For supplies:

Fabric glue

Pom pom ribbon, in color of choice (buy amount needed per project).

A set of solid or patterend placemats, or/and a solid/patterned table runner.

A pair of fabric scissors



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  • Posted September 18, 2014 at 1:25 AM | Permalink

    I love these Pom Pom placemats! I saw some cute pillow cases in Istanbul recently, but the prints were a little wild with the Pom poms. These are perfectly simple and let the Pom poms do their thing :) I might need some on my dining room table pronto.

  • Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:59 AM | Permalink

    I know, right! I am addicted. :)

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