Pom-poms are everywhere these days, on super crafty blogs, pinterest, covers of magazines and on DIY tutorials. If you don't know how to make a pom-pom all you have to do is google "diy pom-pom" and a plethora of tutorials will come up, some using special tools others just using your hand or a piece of cardboard. That's why I didn't make my own tutorial, because there are a billion others out there...but maybe that's not a good enough reason.
One thing I have discovered that is better than a pom-pom, is a multicolored pom-pom! Seriously, way better. I bought a simple gray hat from a thrift store, and fancied it up by adding a colorful pom-pom. I used 3 colors of merino wool and some novelty yarn and it brightened up this little hat!
January can be a dull month for putting fresh cut plants/flowers in your house as there is not much to choose from this time of year. I found some branches on a walk to the park and put them in a vase with 3 pom poms, and it added some much needed greenery and color to my kitchen.