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How to Make a Cozy Neutral Pom Pom Pillow Cover

Today, I’m going to make a craft that combines two of my favorite things…pom poms and drop cloth! My neutral pom pom pillow cover made with drop cloth is perfect for cozy winter decorating.

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It’s time again for our monthly Creative Craft Blog Hop, hosted by Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate and Andrea from Design Morsels. If you’re stopping by after a visit with Terrie from Decorate and More with Tip, welcome! Isn’t her rose wreath lovely?

As I mentioned before, I’m no stranger to pom poms or drop cloth. I made a Neutral Pom Pom Holiday Wreath last year, and I’ve featured these drop cloth pillows twice before, too. First, there was the Neutral Pumpkin Pillow and then the Dollar Tree maple leaf pillow in my Fall Patio Decor post.

Neutral Pom Pom Pillow Cover Inspiration

We recently purchased new, oatmeal colored couches from Pottery Barn. I want a neutral look in the living room, so we also bought a jute rug and a reclaimed wood coffee table. To achieve a cozy, neutral vibe, I’m planning to make a bunch of drop cloth pillows. Adding pom poms is the perfect winter touch!


  • Neutral pillow cover – I made a simple envelope style out of drop cloth, but a store bought cover works too. Mine is 18″ x 18″.
  • Pillow form (same size as the pillow cover)
  • 2 skeins of fluffy white or off white yarn
  • Embroidery floss in a neutral color
  • Embroidery needle
  • Scissors

Step 1.

Make the pom poms by winding yarn around four of your fingers. Keep going until you have about 1 1/2″ on each side of your hand. You may choose to use a pom pom maker…I’m just old school lol!

Step 2.

Carefully remove the yarn from your fingers. Put the ball of yarn on top of a 12″ long piece of yarn. Cinch the yarn ball in the middle and tie a knot.

Step 3.

Cut all the loops on both sides. Trim the pom pom until it takes on a round shape. Continue making pom poms until you have your desired amount. I ended up using 12.

Step 4.

Place the pillow cover on a flat surface and arrange the pom poms in your desired pattern. After I’d taken this photo, I removed two pom poms so it was even on all sides. Initially, I was going to have pom poms going all of the way around, but I didn’t have enough yarn.

Step 5.

Thread the embroidery needle with embroidery floss, knot the end and pull it through a pom pom. Sew the pom poms to the side seams of the pillow form. Put the pillow form into the pillow cover, and you’re done!

I styled mine on a neutral chair with a furry throw in front of our White and Pink Christmas Tree.

It’s snowing today here in Connecticut, and the pom poms remind me of snowballs. I’m going to sit in this chair with some hot cocoa and enjoy the winter wonderland outside!

I love to mix white with shades of off white, along with different textures. It just amps up the cozy factor!

I hope this inspired you to make some pom poms! It’s a fun and relaxing craft that can be used in so many ways. Next on the hop is my friend Debbee from Debbee’s Buzz. She’s sharing a cute crochet zebra craft…perfect for gift giving!

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Until next time!


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  1. Rebecca, I love your pom-pom pillow. It’s soft and neutral and perfect for the holidays and into winter. I love pom-poms too and love finding ideas to use them. Happy Holidays and stay safe

  2. Rebecca, I’m of the mindset that one can’t have too many pillows, and I love your cozy pom pom craft. Merry Christmas!

  3. How fun is that pillow Rebecca! So cute and love that it is so versatile and useful. Great gift idea too! Happy Holidays friend, and so lovely crafting with you.

  4. I’m inspired to make pom poms now for an upcoming pillow I have planned! I haven’t made these in ages but your post is a a great reminder of just how fun they are!

    Happy holidays Rebecca!

  5. Rebecca, that is such an adorable pillow. I am already imagining these in colors to coordinate with my granddaughters’ bedrooms! I do hate sewing, but this is certainly something I could handle! Have a happy Christmas!

  6. I love seeing how you are able to create just what you want, in place of buying it. Your pillow looks perfect!

  7. I love your cozy pom-pom pillow. I’ve got a pillow just like that and some yarn. It really took it up a notch. Thanks for being part of the hop. Merry Christmas!

  8. Rachelle, your pom pom pillow looks fab and festive with your holiday decor, but I love it for year-round! The fluffy, chunky yarn you chose gave the pom pom great texture and oomph too. Looks like something from Pottery Barn.

  9. Rebecca, your pom pom pillows are great for Christmas, and will take you into the New-Year as the perfect accent for you new couch.
    I’ve yet to create a pom pom, but will need to give them a try.
    Thanks for the easy to follow instructions on this craft.
    Merry Christmas

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