DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

I have decorated my bicycle basket before (see DIY Bike Basket Bunting), but felt it needed an overhaul for the Spring (when it eventually arrives). So today I’m sharing my easy tutorial for a DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket.

You will need:

  • A selection of yarns (I used acrylic)
  • A pom pom maker
  • Scissors
  • String
  • A bicycle basket!

I used the Clover Pom Pom Maker and thisΒ You Tube tutorialΒ – they really are super simple and quite therapeutic to make. You can always use the original pom pom making method hereΒ if you don’t want to spend money on craft gadgets.

DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

Half way through my pom pom making, a helper arrived with a naughty look on her face. She took a liking to the red yarn, promptly unraveled it and innocently sat next to it.

Kitty says no pom pom makey.

DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

Anyway, back to the DIY! Once all your pom poms are made up, use the string or yarn you tied them up with to attach to the bicycle basket in a random fashion. G and I thought the colourful poms on my basket looked like buttons on a clown costume.

DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

I used a large pom pom maker but you could just as easily make mini pom poms or lots and lots more to completely cover the basket.

DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

What do you think? Shall I add more or any different colours? I can’t help but feel it needs an orange pom pom for some reason.

You can read about my love for bicycles here!

claireabelle

Sew Chatty

31 thoughts on “DIY Pom Pom Bike Basket

  1. knitnrun4sanity says:

    If you add an orange one you will upset the balance. (just my personal opinion) so you will need to add more than one. It looks fab. I wonder if there is a way of doing something similar for cars……

  2. Anna says:

    Oh Tammy, you mischievous furball. Love it when pets decide to ‘help’ with crafting. I’ve discovered that naughty guinea pigs and paper crafts don’t mix. Anyway, I am very tempted to indulge in a pom pom maker. I don’t think I’d even make much with the pom poms, but would just fill up the room with them then take great delight in living in a woolly ball pool. Your bike looks lovely and jolly for Spring. x

  3. Erica says:

    This is such a great way to jazz up a bike! I just bought a pom pom maker myself and can’t wait to put it to good use. This post is giving me some ideas… πŸ™‚

  4. hannah says:

    I love the pom pom basket! Know what would be really cute? Cat IN the pom pom basket hehe. I lust after one of those lovely bikes. Look forward to more makes! xx

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