The concept of putting pom poms on items is far from new but I just love this quick project for its simplicity and the relatively big impact. You really don’t need much besides a good pom maker, some yarn and basket of choice. As far as pom makers go I have tried a few and my favorite is this set from Clover. They come in every size and for all sorts of projects.
The basket I got from Amazon was only $15 and I was pretty happy with the quality, I’ve had it for a few months now and moved it all over the house as the redecorating bug bites me.
It also comes in black that I think would look great in a modern room with pom-poms in gradients of grey, cream, and white.
They are plenty of tutorials of how to make your pom poms, I really like this one. My biggest tip with making the poms is using something relatively thin but most importantly strong to tie it toether so that your pom does not fall apart. It literally is so easy that a child can do it, actually, I had my 8-year-old help out and even though her winding of the yarn was less than perfect the pom poms came out pretty great.
I used some leftover twine that I had laying around from jewelry project and that did the job well. Once you have them all tied, you can weave them through your basket. I did not tie mine until I had them all on and was happy with the composition. The only problem is that once you start making the pom-poms it’s pretty hard to stop and really why should you!