DIY Pom Pom Shorts

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

I've been obsessed with Pom Pom shorts since I saw them in Bali last year and now I'm seeing pairs pop up everywhere! So, why not DIY a set to rock this summer? (PS, it's so easy!)

I've been seeing a slew of different styles online, with all different price points, but the DIY pair I'm going to show you is only going to cost around $5. Seriously.

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Pom Pom Inspiration Shorts:

$52: Raga via Threadsense

$16: Missguided

$129: Jetset Diaries via Revolve

$125: Gypsy 05 via Revolve

They're going to be my poolside, road trip, Sunday afternoon shorts ALL SUMMER LONG!

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Check out the easy steps...

First, the shorts. I found these for $4.99 at Ross! (Peep the tag below...)

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

They were the perfect breezy, elasticky pair of shorts that would make for the best base for my DIY. And the color...right up my coral loving alley!

I used ivory pom pom trim by May Arts and found a matching pinkish thread to use for stitching.

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

This is totally something you can use a sewing machine for or even fabric glue - I went with some hand stitching to keep the trim affixed to the edge of the shorts.

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Basic straight stitches all around the circumference of the shorts legs. It's something you can craft on a car ride, on the plane, or while watching the newest season of Orange is the New Black from the comfort of your couch. :)

In no time, the pom pom shorts were complete!

 New Dress A Day - pom pom shorts DIY

New Dress A Day - pom pom shorts DIY

I think they totally rival the inspiration shorts I found online!

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Totally budge-friendly and SO perfect for the hot summer temps!

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

My new friend agrees.

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

Now I want to make them in every color!

 DIY Pom Pom shorts

DIY Pom Pom shorts

But these are such a fun way to elevate a basic garment into something a little more special with some basic embellishing. Summer craft success!