This soft, squishy DIY pom pom rug takes very few skills to create and is a great way to keep your kiddos busy! It is fast and simple to make. Everything you need will be pre-made and store-bought.
How To Make A DIY Pom Pom Rug
This DIY pom pom rug is a fun gift that the kids can make for a friend or for their rooms. And let’s just admit that a handmade pom pom rug is just as much a gift for your feet and eyes as it is for your floors. Your kids will have so much fun helping you make this rug.
If you’re looking for the perfect way to add eye-catching color and luxuriously soft texture to any room of the home right now – the answer has to be a DIY pom pom rug!
It is time to make your room cooler with more creative colors and this fun craft that you made yourself.
Often times I find it much easier to purchase all the items I need ahead of time instead of having to recreate those items. This rug is just that, SIMPLE! All the items can be purchased from your local craft store or online. Just double-check to make sure you don’t already own some of the items listed below.
Are you ready to learn how easy it is to make this Rug? Now it’s time to grab your supplies, the kiddos, and let’s get started.
Please note that you can print the complete supply list and instructions below.
DIY POM POM RUG SUPPLIES
Plastic Canvas – You can use any size you wish, but I used a 12×18. If looking in the craft store for this, check near the embroidery supplies.
Pom Poms – I used packs of assorted sizes and colors. If you are trying to go for a particular color theme you can buy packs of individual colors. You will need a lot of poms! I used about a pound of poms.
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Sticks
Nonslip Rug pad (optional)
If you have any leftover pom poms you can make this adorable love bug craft with the kids. We like to do this one around Valentine’s day, but you can make them anytime.
HOW TO MAKE THIS DIY POM POM RUG
1 First, you will begin by covering your workstation in wax paper. Hot glue will fall through the plastic canvas and you don’t want it sticking to your table! Make sure you cover your entire workspace.
2 Now you can begin the real fun. Pull out those pom-poms. You are going to need a lot of them. Grab your first one and put a drop of hot glue on the pom-pom. Now stick to your very first one onto your plastic canvas. Be careful of your fingers! The trickiest part is not burning yourself from the glue.
You don’t need to start in the center unless you are creating a special pattern. I started at the corner and worked my way across my canvas. I used different-sized pom-poms as I went along.
Colors, Colors, Colors
3 Alternate colors and sizes, gluing the pom-poms to the canvas until completely covered. You can certainly pick out your own creative pattern, do a solid color pattern, create an ombre effect or use all the colors as I did.
Make sure you are placing the pom-poms close to the next. Most importantly, making sure each piece is securely glued onto your canvas.
4 You can remove any loose glue strands as you go or leave this job until the end. It is easier to pull them off once the glue is completely dry.
5 Lastly, and if you want, you can cut a piece of nonslip rug padding to fit and glue to the back of your canvas. I would highly suggest doing this next step. The plastic canvas is seemly slippery on a hardwood floor. I imagine it would be the same for tile.
Now you have a beautiful fun and colorful rug for your living room, bedroom or anywhere else you can think of! Funny when I look back at older pictures of my parents. They had very similar-looking throw rugs in their home with shag carpeting to boot.
Super Fast & Easy DIY Pom Pom Rug Printable Instructions
Can’t really knit or crochet? Then this DIY pompom rug is YOUR kind of ‘crochet’ rug. You’ll be amazed at how easy it is to create your own fluffy, cushy pom-pom rug. Print your supply list and instructions below.
- Plastic Canvas – You can use any size you wish, but I used a 12×18.
- Pom Poms
- Glue Sticks
- Wax Paper
- Nonslip Rug pad (optional)
- Glue Gun
- Cover your work station in wax paper. Hot glue will fall through the plastic canvas and you don’t want it sticking to your table!
- Put a drop of hot glue on a pom-pom and stick to your plastic canvas. Be careful of your fingers!
- Alternate colors and sizes, gluing the pom poms to the canvas until completely covered.
- Remove any loose glue strands.
- If you want, you can cut a piece of nonslip rug padding to fit and glue to the back of your canvas.
- Now you have a beautiful fun and colorful rug for your living room, bedroom or anywhere else you can think of!