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Easy Pom Pom Pillow Cover Ikea Hack

How to give your Ikea pillow covers some charm by simply adding easy DIY pom poms!

Hi there friends, it’s been a while! I have been MIA around here since my summer holidays officially started. We were travelling and now are back home, but things are slow and relaxed, and I haven’t been blogging all that much. But today is Int’l Bloggers Club day, and our theme is wool! So I wanted to participate and show you this cute and easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea Hack!

Last months IBC theme was “iron” and I made THESE fun printables.

Summers in Spain are hot and it basically doesn’t rain between May & October! So we spend a lot of time outdoors and are enjoying our outdoor sofa area. I shared how it looks like HERE. Since then, I changed out the sofa pillow covers, I made some with Ikea fabric and also bought already made cushions from Ikea. I just love their cushion covers, they are so affordable and hold up great, given that they get tossed in the wash pretty often and are exposed to sun and humidity.

Easy Pom Pom Pillow Cover Ikea Hack

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I’ve had my eyes on some pom pom cushions for a while now, but the ones I like are way too expensive. I just don’t want to be spending anything over 15€ for a pillow cover. Call me cheap, but seriously, no can do. And by no means am I comparing these cushions to the ones you can find online, but they do the trick for me! I got the pom pom cushion need out of my system. And for next to nothing!

What you need:

THESE  pillow covers & THESE or the ones you already own ( I think pom poms look cute on any kind of pillow)


dark grey wool yarn

light grey wool yarn 

sewing needle & thread 



easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack instructions northernfeeling.com



Cut a piece of yarn wool and place it on your fork as shown in the 2nd photo. Now wrap yarn wool around all tines until you get the desired amount. The more you wrap, the fuller your pom pom will be. Once you are done wrapping, grab the previously added piece of yarn on both ends and tie it around your wrapped yarn bunch, securing it with a knot. Gently pull it off the fork. Cut all sides to create the pom pom and trim until you have your desired size pom pom! Done! Repeat for all pom poms!

I made two different sizes using the same fork, but just cutting the smaller ones really short at the end.

Now, using a normal sewing needle and thread, sew each pom pom onto your pillow covers corners.


easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack black pom poms // northernfeeling.com


easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack outdoor sofa // northernfeeling.com


easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack northernfeeling.com


easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack northernfeeling.com


easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack northernfeeling.com


easy pom pom pillow cover Ikea hack northernfeeling.com


I’m really happy with my “new” pom pom pillows and I know I will be using them indoors in the winter as well. They look great and add the perfect amount of cosy to the sofa! Let me know what you think!


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  • Reply
    Michelle Leslie
    22/07/2019 at 4:53 pm

    Stunning idea Katrin and it’s such an easy way to update a normal, boring old pillow and give it that small, but so important touch of style.

    P.S So happy to hear you enjoyed your trip and that you can finally take a long-deserved break.

    • Reply
      23/07/2019 at 4:56 pm

      It is so easy to give these pillows something extra and fun to make the pom poms! Now I will be trying your tricks on the next ones!!

  • Reply
    22/07/2019 at 5:12 pm

    Such a great idea for dressing up pillow covers! I have a few pillows that could use some fun pom-poms around the house. Pinned 🙂

    • Reply
      23/07/2019 at 4:57 pm

      Yes, right? Easy & budget-friendly, what’s not to love. Thanks Marie 😉

  • Reply
    Naomie Moore
    22/07/2019 at 8:37 pm

    Fun project! Can dress up pillows, throws lampshades, etc. So happy you are taking a well deserved break! Your climate is very similar to where I live here in Southern California, many people do not understand the “no rain” phenomenon – people are astounded when I tell them it hasn’t rained a drop in months! Also very low humidity too, which can be a blessing or a curse, depending on how you look at it. Enjoy your lazy days of summer! 🌞

    • Reply
      23/07/2019 at 5:03 pm

      Thank you Naomie! For sure, pom poms look cute anywhere!! Oh the humidity & then thunderstorms that come with it! I’m glad we don’t get that here, I just couldn’t cope. We usually get rainy weeks in Spring and then in Fall again, but it does get really dry & hot at times. But I don’t mind, we are close to the ocean which makes it bearable.

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    Sam - Raggedy Bits
    24/07/2019 at 3:47 am

    What a gorgeous way to dress up some pillows! They make your beautiful spaces even cosier!! I totally hear you with some cushion covers being so expensive! This is a great way to save money!

    • Reply
      05/08/2019 at 3:50 pm

      Thank you so much Sam!

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