Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins

August 12, 2013

Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins | Sarah Hearts

This week is going to be packed with all things back to school related. Even though I’m not heading back to school this month (though I’m one of those people who would love to be in school forever) I love school supplies, picking out back packs and planning a dorm room! So to start off the week, here’s an easy way to add some fun and texture to your bulletin board.

These simple yarn pom pom push pins are inspired by these Anthropologie push pins. I thought they were adorable but couldn’t see spending $15 for a set since I had all the supplies to DIY it.

Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins | Sarah Hearts

To make your own pom pom push pins you will need:

- yarn (any colors)
- dessert or salad fork
- sharp scissors
- super glue or a hot glue gun
- thumbtacks

There are several ways to make yarn pom poms. There’s even a pom pom maker now! My favorite method is to use a fork. I found that a salad or dessert size fork works great for making small pom poms. You can use whatever method you like!

The first step is making the pom poms. Start by wrapping the yarn around the prongs of the fork (about 15 times is good). Then cut another piece of yarn about 6″ in length and tie it around the wrapped yarn. Make sure to tie it very tight! Then slide the looped yarn off the fork and use the scissors to cut open every loop. Use your hands to fluff out the pom pom and trim any long or uneven strands. This is the most important step in making a pom pom!

Place a small amount of glue on the top of a thumbtack then press it firmly onto a pom pom. Allow it to dry and you’re done!

Anthropologie Inspired Pom Pom Push Pins | Sarah Hearts

10 Comments

I adore these push pins! I couldn’t help but notice the Moonrise Kingdom stub, I saw it at Enzian too.

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Carmen

So cute! And I’d love to be in school forever too – I got inordinately giddy in the supply aisle at Target this week ;)

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Carrie @DreamGreenDIY

SO FUN!! I almost bought these at Anthro last week. I was shopping with Amalie Orrange & she convinced me not to get them & to try to make them instead. Perfect timing girlfriend!

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Courtney

So I want to start doing crafternoons with my students + this would be great! They’re college students so this is perfect to decorate their rooms! Love it! xx

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Bethany Everett

    Did you make the board yourself too??

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    Bethany Everett

      Sounds like the perfect project for a crafternoon! I didn’t make the cork board. I bought it at HomeGoods and spray painted it white. They usually have a great selection of cork boards there.

      Sarah Post author

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