Have you ever seen something in a store and thought I could make this for half the price? Yeah, me too. That’s how our DIY Pom Pom Basket project came about!
I try to stay budget-friendly when shopping for our home décor, as I tend to like to refresh things every year or so. Lately, I have totally been lusting over Pom Pom baskets but they are just so pricey online! So I honestly felt like I had struck gold when I stumbled upon plain belly baskets at Ikea for $12.99 and scooped up several that day. Now all I needed was some yarn and a can of spray paint, and I was in business.
I had recently used spray chalk paint for the first time when making decorations for my sister-in-law’s baby shower and loved it. I have been faithful to Annie Sloan’s can chalk paint for years now and had no idea how versatile a spray version could be. Now I’m hooked and knew it would be perfect for this project in particular. Using a spray paint ensured that all the nooks and crannies of the basket would get coated with ease.
I really do love how adorable they have turned out, and since making these I have found all sorts of unique uses for them. They can be used to store everything from dog toys to throw blankets, I’m even planning on gifting one filled with baby gifts for a friend’s shower soon.
- Ikea seagrass baskets
- Chalk spray paint
- Hot glue gun
- Glue sticks
Paint your baskets:
Bring your baskets outside to a well-ventilated area. Avoid standing too close to your house or car, as spray paint travels! In one hand hold your basket away from your body. In the other hand hold your can of spray paint a foot away (to avoid paint drips) from your basket and spray in a zig zag motion down the bottom half. Add as many coats as desired.
Make Pom Poms:
Step 1: Wrap the cardboard with your yarn. I wrapped around 150 times for small Pom Poms and 200 for bigger ones. Tip: Don’t wrap too tight or it will be hard to remove the yarn. Then cut an extra piece of yarn about 6 inches long from your roll and set aside.
Step 2: Bend the cardboard slightly. Use your index finger and slide it through the wrapped yarn. Connect your finger to your thumb like a hook and slowly pull the yarn off the cardboard.
Step 3: Take your spare piece of yarn and pull it through the bundle.
Step 4: Tie the piece of yarn into a tight knot. Fan out your yarn bundle so it resembles a half moon.
Step 5: Using sharp scissors cut your yarn bundle down the center.
Step 6: Now you can trim and shape your pom pom. I suggest doing this over a trash can, it get’s messy! The more you trim down the more of a pom pom shape you will get. I started with a little bit and went from there.
Lastly, Use a hot glue gun to glue your pom pom to the belly basket.
Now you have a rad storage solution that doubles as decoration!
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