Look in any design magazine or store and it’s obvious that pom pom baskets are the trend of the season. And no one designs them better than Eliza Gran. But with a price point of $80-$100 per pom pom basket, I just could not justify buying one for my new house. Luckily, you can easily create your own pom pom basket for around $30-$50. Pom Pom baskets make great additions to your home to hold toilet paper in the bathroom or blankets in the living room. You could even fill a pom pom basket with flowers for your wedding ceremony or use as decor for your reception. Read on to learn how I created these pom pom baskets on the cheap!
To Create This Pom Pom Basket You Will Need:
A belly basket – I used this one and this one but this and this are also a great styles.
Pom Pom Maker
Start by opening your pom pom maker. The brand I linked to comes with two sizes and I used the largest for these baskets. Begin by wrapping your yarn around one side of the white plastic disk. You will have a loose end but it will become secure as you wrap. I wrapped my yarn fairly tight so that I would have fat, full pom poms. Once the first half of your pom pom maker is full close and begin the process on the other half. Once both sides are full of yarn, bring the sides together to close the disk. Take sharp scissors and cut down the middle of the wrapped yarn going all the way around the disk. Hold the disk firmly so that your yarn does not come loose. Next take a piece of yarn and wrap it around the circumference of the circle (where you just cut). Tie two knots and pull tightly to secure your pom pom.Pull the pom pom maker apart and your pom pom basket is now complete! You may need to fluff it up a bit and cut loose strands that are a little long. To complete your pom pom basket simply attach the pom poms using a glue gun. I added a fair amount of glue to the back of my pom poms so that they were very secure. If you liked this pom pom basket project then you will love our DIY monogram straw bags – perfect for summer!
Photography + Styling: Gillian Ellis Photography