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DIY // Pom pom placemats and tabletop


DIY pom pom placemats and tabletop | sugarandcloth.com DIY pom pom placemats and tabletop | sugarandcloth.com

photography by Kimberly Chau

One of my worst qualities in life is not being able to keep surprises. I swear the second I get excited about sharing something it’s over, I should just apologize to all loved ones in advance for never actually having anything to open on Christmas or birthdays (sorry about tomorrow Jared!). Fortunately what I lack in keeping surprises I can make up for with a whole bunch of pom pom trim loveliness, like this tabletop I styled with Kim a few months ago.

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DIY // Pom Pom Leather Luggage Tags


DIY pom pom & leather luggage tagsDIY pom pom & leather luggage tags

I’m still trying to mad prep for heading out of town the next few weeks, but you know I have to do it with a little DIY style, so I made these pom pom leather luggage tags for my new luggage! For the longest time I had a polka dot ribbon tied to my luggage that my dad put on them years ago to help me notice mine easily, so I wanted to stick with the tradition with the colorful poms, and I’m kind of in love.

In case you’re not the avid traveler type, this would also be a really cute project for kids bags for school, baby bags, clutches, or overnight bags. Plus, they’re a great reason to have a ton of ridiculous colors in one fluff ball, am I right? And don’t let the materials list on this one fool you, it’s not as intimidating as it might sound, especially when you can buy most of these steps pre-made if you’d like.


DIY pom pom leather luggage tags

For the pom poms, you can make your own several different ways, or you can buy ones already made (like Etsy). To make these multi-colored ones, I wrapped several different colors of yarn around the pom pom maker, and used braided yarn to tie the poms off so that the string to tie them onto the keyring would have a bit more strength.

DIY pom pom and leather luggage tags

To make the leather tags, use a rotary cutter and straight edge to cut a 1×2.5 inch rectangle. Next, use an Xacto knife to cut a triangle from one edge to create a flag shape.

DIY pom pom and leather luggage tags

Once the flag is made, use the alphabet leather punch to stamp your name on the tag. To make the circle, choose the rotary setting thats the same size as your eyelets so that it fits snug.

DIY pom pom and leather luggage tags

To make the leather tag stronger, insert an eyelet with a bit of glue around it into the circle and set it with the eyelet tool.

Next, use the jump ring to attach the keyring and leather tag together with round nose pliers.

DIY pom pom & leather luggage tags

Lastly, make a set of double knots on the end of the yarn string and attach them to the keyring through the braid just beneath the knot, then twist the keyring onto your bag or luggage handle.

DIY pom pom & leather luggage tags

Now all you have to do is make a thousand more for all of your friends… or something like that. As for how well they hold up, I’m not quite sure yet! I’ll let you know on this one after my trip next week.


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Not One, but Two Giveaways for 24 Merry Days


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mini cloud golden bracelet giveaway For the third day in the 24 Merry Days blog event, two lucky S+C readers will be randomly selected to win one of the following two prizes by Potter & Butler and Jelanie:

24 merry days of blogger giveaways, day 3 I’d like to throw it out there for the winners that I do, ironically, accept mini cloud bracelets in exchange for DIY’s just in case you feel like sharing the awesome.

To enter to win: just leave a comment below telling me your favorite item from their shops! If you want an extra entry, “Like” Sugar & Cloth on Facebook, and leave a second comment telling me that you did so. The giveaway is open until midnight (CST) Monday Dec. 10th to all U.S. readers, good luck!
As a good gesture, you can also Like Potter & Butler and Jelanie on Facebook  for their generosity.

P.s.- You can also enter the previous two giveaways, plus mark your calendars for the next 21 prizes, right here.

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DIY // Pom Pom Gift Wrap Ideas


DIY pom gift wrap ideas

Before you start threatening pom pom rehab on me, let me say that in my defense, pom poms are light, fluffy, and pretty much perfect for holiday gift wrapping. They’re just so cute! Add a little glitter and they’re about as awesome confetti and cupcakes (which is hard to beat in my book).


  • Yarn
  • Two pieces of cardboard (see tutorial)
  • Scissors

DIY pom gift wrap ideas

To create glitter dipped pom poms, dab the edges of the pom with paint and a foam pouncer. Then sprinkle the wet paint with glitter and shake the excess off!

DIY pom gift wrap ideas

DIY pom gift wrap ideas

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