Learn how to add pom pom trim to shelves for an inexpensive and fun update to any room! It can be done in just minutes and costs hardly anything!
This isn’t just for craft rooms either. It would also be a fun idea to add to floating shelves or bookshelves in nurseries, kid rooms, play rooms, or even she-sheds!
Add Pom Pom Trim to Shelves for an Inexpensive and Fun Update!
Here’s all I used for this quick and easy project:
- Inexpensive white shelves and black brackets
- Black & white pom pom trim (I used about 10′)
- Removable adhesive poster squares (not recommended)
- Removable doubled-sided poster tape (pictured later…highly recommend!)
Here’s what I used to start with:
My Colorful Craft Room
I’m still in the process of creating the craft room of my dreams (I swear, it’ll always be a work-in-progress…). Here are some improvements I’ve made to the room so far:
- Organized my supplies with my WorkBox 3.0 craft cabinet/work table (check out my review!)
- Hung an inspiring colorful gallery wall
- Whipped up my own picture frame mats out of glitter cardstock
- Created a kids art display for my sons to display their creative masterpieces
- Tried out the reverse canvas trend
- Fancied up the window with some crafty window clings
- Frosted the glass on the French doors for some privacy (look for a post on this soon!)
- Made a bunch of fun signs:
Why Pom Pom Trim?
This project was done on a couple shelves that are on the wall above a small desk. They’re just your basic, plain shelves. Nothing fancy, but they get the job done.
I’d been brainstorming ideas for jazzing them up, and at first considered making some vinyl decals to adorn the edges. Then it hit me…POM POM TRIM.
Easy. Cute. Fun. Inexpensive…it sounded perfect!
All it took was ten minutes and around $10.
Plus, the fun pom poms match those that are on my curtains on the opposite wall. Hooray for cohesion! Those Project Runway judges would be so proud…
The Boring Before Shelves
Here’s how the shelves looked before this little project. See? Not ugly, but nothing special.
Adding the Pom Pom Trim to the Shelves
This was seriously SO quick and easy to complete. Plus, the pom pom trim AND the adhesive squares/poster tape are removable, so if I change my mind (for the millionth time) I can easily remove it all and try something else (or nothing at all again).
First, I added the adhesive squares along the front and side edges of both shelves, spacing them out every several inches. Since I’ve used these for hanging pictures in my craft room as well as for the ‘Our Class is Full of Sweethearts’ photo backdrop at my son’s school Valentine’s Day Party, I didn’t have a whole pack to play with.
Therefore, I spaced them out to make sure I had enough squares to cover both shelves, and hoped it was enough for the trim….
…but it wasn’t. Whomp, whomp. I think even if I did actually have enough squares to cover the shelves’ edging, it wouldn’t have held the trim up well along the long sides. The trim just didn’t want to stick well to them
So, onto Plan B.
I started looking up other removable tape ideas, and when I read up on this double-sided poster tape, I decided it was worth a shot. So, I added it to my next online grocery order and picked it up the next morning.
Then I filled in the gaps between the original adhesive squares with small strips and removed the paper backing…then crossed my fingers!
Once those were applied, it was onto the pom pom trim (again).
I first tucked an end around the back edge just a tad on one of the sides of a shelf, then got to adding the rest. After aligning the top of the trim with the top of the shelf, I gave the trim a good smooshing wherever a piece of adhesive was applied.
Since the trim is so lightweight, it (now) stays attached no problem…that removable poster tape is really quite something!
And that’s really all it took to add pom pom trim to shelves. SO simple!
When the bottom shelf was finished, I moved on to the top one. It’s a fun little update, huh?
The Updated Jazzed Up Shelves!
Here’s how the shelves look now with their fancy pom pom trim! Super fun and cute, right?!
This is a subtle update, but I think it adds some spunky character to that part of the craft room, for sure.
I know this type of project wouldn’t work for every room, but this is my craft room we’re talking about. I want it to be fun, unique, and different from the rest of my house.
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