Ah Pinterest, how I do love thee! So many great ideas! So much creativity! So many great finds! But so many epic fails! C’mon, you know what I’m talking about! Who hasn’t tried out a Pinterest project that just didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to? As an avid Pinterester, I thought I’d start a new section sharing my pins re-did 🙂 You’ll hear the truth and nothing but the truth on what flops and what’s a find. I hope you enjoy this new section!
First up, this DIY Pom-Pom Rug.
Adorable right?! My mom posted this video on her Facebook and immediately I started scouring my house for places I needed this rug! I landed on my son’s room. I had been wanting to get him a rug for some time but had yet to find one as colorful and cozy as I wanted it to be.
To create this rug, all you need is
- rug mat
- an empty paper towel roll – cut in half
- about 2-3 days of your life…!
I got my yarn at Hobby Lobby and the rug mat at Target.
This video makes this rug look like it’s an easy craft…it is! This video also makes this rug look like it’s an evening craft…it’s not! Granted it’s mindless work, it’s still A LOT of mindless work. I started off with 20 poms of each color, so 120 poms in all. I was sad, very sad, when I saw that 1.) my rug mat wasn’t as large as I thought it would be and 2.) 120 poms didn’t cover half of my smaller than expected rug mat!
I sold my son hard that Mama was making him a special rug for his room…I had to finish…so finish I did…three days later…and he and I were both so happy about it!
That is until his rug started falling apart! UGH!
And these little strings have been tracked into the bathroom, into the hallway, and even down the stairs! My husband joked that this little rug sheds more than our dog…ehh, not really, the dog just blends in with the floor better 😉
I’m gonna have to sadly mark this Pinterest craft as a giant FAIL!
If you have your mind absolutely set on this rug, here are some tips to at least help your cause a little bit…
- When tying the middle use a much larger size piece of yarn, or even a different color…this string not only secures your pom-pom, but is the string you will need to use to tie it onto the rug mat (trying to use any other string will result in shedding poms) This is an important string that you can’t lose sight of in all the other strings!
- When tying the middle string, go ahead and double or triple knot that baby…If I knew then what I know now…
- Have more than one empty paper towel roll on hand! They smash down pretty quick resulting in smaller poms, which ultimately results in needing more poms which ultimately is more work!
Be Blessed + Be A Blessing