DIY Pom-Pom Drapes

Pom Pom Drapes

I am hard pressed to call this a “tutorial.”  This is so simple, but I feel it can add such an impact to a space.

I had a window in my daughter’s room that needed a window treatment but I did not want to spend a fortune.  I purchased the Ritva drapes from Ikea in white.  I highly recommend these drapes.  They are only $34.99 for a pair and they look like linen and have a nice weight to them. I actually think they were on special for $25.00 when I purchased them. They are so easy to embellish with trim other accents to make them look much more high-end then they are.

Then I purchased 6 yards of this pom-pom trim at Joann’s.  It was only $3.99 per yard and I used a 50% off coupon.  FYI, there are amazing apps for all the craft stores where you can upload a coupon for 40-50% off.  I never pay retail at craft stores.

pom pom trim All I did was use my amazing sewing ability (of sewing a straight line) to add the trim to the curtains. The trim was heavy, so I made sure I did a good job of pinning it to the drapes first!  If you don’t sew, you could even glue the trim on using Heat n Bond or fabric glue.

Here is my final result!
Pom Pom Drapes 4

Pom Pom Drapes 3

Pom Pom Drapes 2

I swear it was the day after finishing this project that I read this blog post on A Thoughtful Place on a DIY Pelmet Box above the curtains.  My husband might leave me, but I think I am going to attempt this project to give it a more polished look.  I will keep you posted!


A Thoughtful Place

The possibilities are endless with this inexpensive and fun trim.  It comes in a wide range of colors too!  Here are just a few ideas I have run across.

DIY Pom-Pom Throw:

  pom-pom-throw-1351 Sugar and Cloth

DIY Pom-Pom Pillows:

The Makerista-Pillow-DIY-Envelope-Pom Poms The Makerista

pompomtrimpillowcover Teal and Lime

You could also add it to a table runner, place mat, napkins, or towels for a nice hostess gift.  Oh my, the possibilities are endless!!!

You can see the other updates I did to my daughter’s room here.

Have you ever added an embellishment to simple fabric?  Do tell in the comments!


  1. Loving the Pom Pom trim!! I didn’t realize how easy it would be to put on! Now I’m on the look for something to Pom Pom! :-). Thanks, Jennifer!

  2. Thanks Tamara! They don’t work as well in boy rooms obviously, but you could Pom Pom a pillow?

  3. I just made my own pom sheers for my daughter’s room the other night. Love yours!!

    It would be great to know where you got your wooden shades shown here…do you recall? Thanks!!

    • Hi Emly! Pom Pom sheers sound amazing. Was it hard to adhere the trim to a lightweight sheer? My wooden shades were from Smith and Noble about 5 years ago. I am sure they still have something similar. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Thank you, Jennifer! I found some perfect shades on my own just after posting but really appreciate your response.

    I cheated and used Heat n Bond (maybe one of my favorite products ever) on my years old Wilma Ikea sheers to attached the pom poms…so light and fresh in my daughters room!

    Thanks again for the kind response.


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