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Kmart Hack – How to Make a PomPom Velvet Cushion

Kmart Hacks are all the rage at the moment. It’s all about getting the latest range of Kmart home wares and adding your personal touch to them so they fit in with the existing décor of your home.

Kmart has a great range of cushions that are up to date with the current textile trends in interiors. Velvet is a beautiful texture that looks grand in living rooms and on beds. To give the velvet cushions a bit of an edge, why not try our Kmart Hack and add a pompom trim for a unique Boho look? This no-sew cushion is so easy, you could even get your kids to help you do it.

You will need

1 Kmart Velvet Cushion in your choice of colour (teal, purple or grey) $12

2.4 meters of pompom trimming (purchased from a craft store at approx. $3.50 per meter)

Fabric glue that dries clear and disintegrate in the wash

Paddle Pop Stick

Fabric scissors to cut the trimming easily

What to do

Remove the insert of the cushion so the trimming can be easily added to the cushion cover.

Kmart Purple Cushion - remove insert for easy trimming adheasal
Kmart Purple Velvet Cushion

Gather your supplies

Fabric Glue, Pom Pom trimming, Fabric scissors and a paddle pop stick
Fabric Glue, Pom Pom trimming, Fabric scissors and a paddle pop stick

Lay the trimming against the edge of the cushion cover and cut to suit.

cutting to suit

Measure and trim on all edges.

adding pompom ribbon

Add glue to the outer rim of the cushion cover and place the trimming on accordingly.

glue each


add glue

Use your finger and the paddle pop stick to press the trimming down into the glue.

using pop stick


pressing down

Once the trimming is added, allow the glue to dry up to 24 hours before placing the insert back into the cushion. The glue will dry clear.

finished with glue


Hello new cushion
Hello new cushion

Once you’ve made one of these cushions, you will want to make more. They make great gifts as well for under $30.

Have you jumped on the Kmart Hack train? What was the last thing your purchased from Kmart?

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard

Rebecca Senyard is a plumber by day and stylist by night but these days she changes more nappies than washers. She is a happily married mum to three young daughters who she styles on a regular basis. Rebecca is not only an award winning plumber, she also writes an award winning blog called The Plumbette where she shares her life experiences as a plumber and mother. Rebecca also blogs at Styled by Bec believing a girl can be both practical and stylish. Links to the blogs are and

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