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DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

February 28, 2012

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

When I saw this ah-mazing pom pom scarf on Modcloth last fall, I thought it was the coolest thing. Actually, I can mark this scarf as the beginning of my pom pom/ glitter craze. But alas, the Modcloth scarf was a whopping $90, (blergh) and I knew there was some way I could make those cute little pom poms because they adorn pretty much all DIY projects from the 1970s.

So I went to JoAnn fabrics and asked one of the nice little ladies how in the heck I can make a yarn pom pom. She showed me these cute little pom pom makers and I was hooked, it’s really fun and easy to make them. I spent an afternoon making pom poms and watching Downton Abbey. ๐Ÿ˜€

Turns out, my project didn’t look as wearable as the Modcloth version, despite the fact that I found a jersey knit with a similar geometric pattern. I still like the scarf and I think it’s fun– sometimes the unfortunate thing with DIY projects is they actually look like DIY projects. #WinSomeLoseSome

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
My dress is from a vintage/antique shop in Mooresville, IN. I think I paid $8 for it.

To Make the Pom Pom Scarf:

You need:
-Yarn
-Pom Pom Maker
-Sewing Machine
-Fabric for Scarf
-Straight Pins


Pom Pom Scarf
Step 1: After you’ve made your pom poms,
leave a little bit of yarn extending from the pom
pom and tie a little knot. Pin the knot to the
edge of your scarf.

Pom Pom Scarf
Step 2: Stitch up those bad boys.
And you got it!

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
Nice circle skirt…

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
…that twirls!

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf

DIY Modcloth-Inspired Pom Pom Scarf
The thing is, even if this scarf is a little bit too whimsical, I really love the geometric print of the jersey knit and I might add some non-DIY pom pom trim to it so that I’ll wear it more. :/ So this DIY is… TBD. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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25 Comments

  • Reply oonaballoona February 28, 2012 at 3:19 am

    it's crazy sauce that I'm even thinking of suggesting this…

    but what if you dyed the whole shebang black?

  • Reply oonaballoona February 28, 2012 at 3:19 am

    it's crazy sauce that I'm even thinking of suggesting this…

    but what if you dyed the whole shebang black?

  • Reply oonaballoona February 28, 2012 at 3:28 am

    it's crazy sauce that I'm even thinking of suggesting this…

    but what if you dyed the whole shebang black?

  • Reply Stacie Grissom February 28, 2012 at 3:30 am

    HAHAH!! It is crazy sauce that you of all people would suggest that!! Is the colorful lady changing her feathers? ;D #kidding That's a good idea, I need to find some of that acrylic dye!

  • Reply Chris Wallace February 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The pattern on the scarf is lovely, but sadly I couldn't even detect how awesome it was until your last photo! I'm not sure dying the whole thing black would be the solution to your problem. Maybe a bit of silver or white to highlight the pattern and make it pop more! Though it's a fun project as is, would be great for a kid's scarf too!

  • Reply Chris Wallace February 28, 2012 at 11:20 am

    The pattern on the scarf is lovely, but sadly I couldn't even detect how awesome it was until your last photo! I'm not sure dying the whole thing black would be the solution to your problem. Maybe a bit of silver or white to highlight the pattern and make it pop more! Though it's a fun project as is, would be great for a kid's scarf too!

  • Reply Chris Wallace February 28, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    The pattern on the scarf is lovely, but sadly I couldn't even detect how awesome it was until your last photo! I'm not sure dying the whole thing black would be the solution to your problem. Maybe a bit of silver or white to highlight the pattern and make it pop more! Though it's a fun project as is, would be great for a kid's scarf too!

  • Reply oonaballoona February 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    i know, i think i must have had too much to drink.

    now, chris's idea of silver is glorious…

  • Reply oonaballoona February 28, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    i know, i think i must have had too much to drink.

    now, chris's idea of silver is glorious…

  • Reply oonaballoona February 28, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    i know, i think i must have had too much to drink.

    now, chris's idea of silver is glorious…

  • Reply Stacie Grissom February 29, 2012 at 4:39 am

    Yes!! I agree Oona! ๐Ÿ˜€ Thank you Chris!!! #backToTheCraftingBoard

  • Reply Cass_wilson February 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    LOVE the scarf… I wonder if the mod cloth one was larger or not actually cut in a rectangle.

  • Reply Cass_wilson February 29, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    LOVE the scarf… I wonder if the mod cloth one was larger or not actually cut in a rectangle.

  • Reply Cass_wilson February 29, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    LOVE the scarf… I wonder if the mod cloth one was larger or not actually cut in a rectangle.

  • Reply Vivian Daly February 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Lovely post! n_n

  • Reply Vivian Daly February 29, 2012 at 7:13 pm

    Lovely post! n_n

  • Reply Vivian Daly February 29, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    Lovely post! n_n

  • Reply Tsetsgee March 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

    So Creative, so cute. Thank you for your sharing.

  • Reply Tsetsgee March 1, 2012 at 4:06 am

    So Creative, so cute. Thank you for your sharing.

  • Reply Tsetsgee March 1, 2012 at 4:07 am

    So Creative, so cute. Thank you for your sharing.

  • Reply James March 1, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    I actually like your scarf better. It's looks DIY, but in that quirky and amazing sort of way.

  • Reply James March 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    I actually like your scarf better. It's looks DIY, but in that quirky and amazing sort of way.

  • Reply reategs March 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I know what you mean. Half of my DIY stuff is not wearable! ๐Ÿ™‚ In your case maybe the pompoms needed to be smaller? I love the dress though.

  • Reply reategs March 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I know what you mean. Half of my DIY stuff is not wearable! ๐Ÿ™‚ In your case maybe the pompoms needed to be smaller? I love the dress though.

  • Reply reategs March 15, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    I know what you mean. Half of my DIY stuff is not wearable! ๐Ÿ™‚ In your case maybe the pompoms needed to be smaller? I love the dress though.

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