How to make a pom pom rug for your bathroom
Most of the times a project that pops in my head is driven by need and this time the thing I needed most was a new bathroom rug. I have seen the other tutorials out there about pom pom rugs and loved them! So, the bathroom pom pom rug was born and thought I would share the experience with you.
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YOU ARE GOING TO NEED:
A non-slip bathroom rug, or a rug mat. Whatever you choose will work fine.
Pom pom makers in two sizes. I used the 35 mm and 65 mm, but it really depends on the yarn you are going to choose.
Really sharp scissors.
A good amount of yarn. I must have used about 15 skeins of worsted weight acrylic yarn, and each one was about 145 yards (133m). This is just an estimation, so you will know what you are getting into.
Crochet hook (optional).
First of all, cut your rug mat into the dimensions, or even the shape you want.
Then start making pom poms! If you don’t have a pom pom maker it is totally fine! There are so many tutorials out there on how to make poms poms. You can make them by using a card board piece, a fork, your hands or even toilet paper rolls. You will surely find the method that suits you the most.
I chose to do 2 different sizes of pom poms because I wanted that bumpy look. They almost look like pebbles, together, don’t they? Also, by making a smaller pom pom, you get to fill all those little gaps upon constructing it.
When you are finished with all the pom making, lay your mat down and start placing the poms around. I would suggest just placing them first on top of the mat, especially if you did a lot of colors like I did. This will give you a nice idea of the finished piece and you can move things around.
Pull the yarn through the holes on your mat. The one that I used had quite small holes so I used my crochet hook to pull the yarn, but it can be done without a hook if the holes are bigger.
Pull the other yarn end through the next hole and tie them together. Make at least 2 tight knots, so it won’t unravel.
The secret is to place them very close together so that your pom pom rug will be full and fluffy! Use those smaller ones to fill in the gaps. After you attach most of them you might need one or two more, depending on how close you put them.