This DIY Pom Pom Curtain Trim is perfect to switch up plain, store bought curtains and add a whimsical touch to your child’s bedroom.
I love taking something and making it my own! Whether it is changing knobs out on a dresser, making over a lamp shade or adding funky pillows to a chair. Curtains can easily come very conservative, so I just love the idea of a DIY pom pom curtain trim.
This is not my first curtain makeover. I have added tassels to our dining room curtains in the past. I also get carried away with building custom cornice boards. However, I wanted an easy DIY since I do most of my work during nap times and while my husband is home to help with the kids on the weekend. I figured the pom poms would be a fun touch for my son’s new curtains in his bedroom.
For this DIY Pom Pom Curtain Trim you only need a few items:
Most store bought curtain panels are between 50 – 54″ wide, so measure yours to be sure. Mine were 54″ which made the math so easy:
54″x 2= 108″/36″= 3 yards
I purchased 3 yards of pom pom trim from Jo-Anns. Since this was such an exact project, I didn’t waste money buying extra materials. I usually add a few inches for good measure when sewing fabrics, but I felt it was unnecessary. I found amazon has tons of trim options online. These were so fun!
DIY Pom Pom Curtain Trim Steps:
- First, lay your curtain panel out flat and pin the trim to the bottom of the panel. You can pin it to the front or the back. I chose front so that it would line the bottom of the curtain (as well as hiding a stain), but I LOVE how these look when you sew it from the back and all you see are the little pom poms!
- Next, using your sewing machine, sew along the bottom edge of the pom pom trim to secure it to the panel. I used a zipper foot on my machine since the trim was much thicker than normal fabric. It helps the machine from getting jammed.
- Last, hang your curtains and admire your cute whimsical custom job!
This process seriously took me 15 minutes. It was that easy! The loading my bob with the thread was the most time consuming part. You can also always hot glue the trim on if you aren’t a sewer.