I saw this really darling pom-pom wreath at Anthropologie for $109 but I just couldn’t get myself to pay that much for something I might be able to make myself. After thinking about that darling wreath for a week I decided that I could make my own but what colors I did I want to use? I loved the idea of white, cream and pale pink. This pom-pom wreath would make the cutest addition to my office gallery wall. The funny thing about it is I could add sparkly ornaments for Christmas and then take them off and keep up year-round.
Let me show you how easy it is to get started making your own pom-pom wreath for Christmas or any other time of year (think babies nursery)
These are the things that you will need for your pom-pom wreath.
- about three skeins of yarn. if you want to multicolored wreath you might want to get up to five different types of yarn.
- Floral foam wreath.
- floral pins.
- Pom-pom maker
- sharp tinny scissors
- fabric scissors
This project is similar to the yarn wreath i made a few years ago, find it HERE. (how to make a yarn wreath)
and HERE (how to make a yarn Valentine’s wreath)
but I wanted a softer look this year. This is the most fun project because the tasks are very mindless, just pop in your favorite Hallmark Christmas video and get started making your pom-poms. first, you will need this handy-dandy tool below. I found the cheapest price on Amazon but you can find these at hobby lobby or any craft store. If you are making the wreath you will need one of these!! don’t even think of making one without it. it’s so easy to make the poms.
The pom-pom maker comes in 4 sizes, you will want all the sizes if you make the pom-pom wreath. not only do the different sizes make it cute, but it also makes the difference between the store bought and custom made. Put the two pieces of the gadget together and begin wrapping the yarn on one side. The more yarn you use the puffer the pom-pom. Then just jump over to the other side and wrap the yarn.
Close the two sides together and clip the little clips shut to hold the yarn into place.
The hardest thing about making those pom-poms is cutting the yarn after you wrap it. you need to use short super sharp scissors to cut between the plastic forms. I found these small scissors in the make up department of Target. They work great because they are small and can slide easily in between the two plastic pieces. I did link some from Amazon above that look better, I put them in my cart maybe those will work better, well see.
After you cut the yarn you need to tie the pom-pom so it wont fall apart. You will need to tie the yarn in between the two plastic pieces. when making your pom-poms make sure that when you tie the pieces together you use an extra long piece of yarn and leave it hanging so that you can use those long pieces of yarn to tie it to your wreath form.
The messiest part about this project is that some of the pom-poms need a haircut, be forewarned, if you have flannel sheets like I do the pom-pom fluff might stick to every surface you own! I would suggest trimming over a garbage sack just saying….
After you have your pom-poms you will need to tie them on the wreath I started by spacing the big ones around the edges and filling in with all of the smaller pom-poms. Depending on the size of your wreath and the size of your pom-pom will determine how many you will need for your pom-pom wreath. So make a bunch and start putting it together as you go.
If you want to make your pom-pom wreath more Christmasy add in a few ornaments using the floral pins. The pins are also good for tacking stray poms into place.
If you will be hanging your pom-pom wreath on a door where people might see the sides make sure you cover all the edges with the poms. I added some matching ribbons to the bottom to make it extra festive and if you have a covered porch so that they would flutter in the wind. I love movement and contrast, and I loved making this pom-pom wreath. I think using these poms on a foam cone to make a Christmas tree would be just as darling. there are lots of ways you can make this cute. If you decide to make a pom-pom wreath tag me on Instagram #theglitzypear so that I can see your creation and feature you on my stories. Merry Christmas to you sweet friends and may you find joy in crafting this holiday season.