Welcome back! Today I am going to share my DIY winter pom pom wreath. I have to admit that I actually made this last year but it is too cute not to share, and the perfect wreath for winter! I wanted to make a winter wreath to hang on my front door and after looking around on Pinterest and seeing lots of pom pom wreaths, I was inspired to make one of my own. This wreath turned out sooooo soft and cozy! I couldn’t bear to put it on the front door where it could get wet and I wouldn’t even be able to see it. I love how it turned out. It is now hanging on a door, just not the one I intended it for. 🙂
It is very easy to make, anyone would be able to make this…trust me! I will say though that it took a little longer than I thought it would. I probably spent several evenings making pom poms. However, I was binge watching something on Netflix at the time so it did not seem like it took that long. LOL.
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For this project you will need:
- 18” straw wreath
- 4-5 skeins yarn ( I used Lion Brand Hometown USA in Los Angeles tan, although it is more of a cream)
- Pom Pom maker
- Straight pins
First thing you will want to do is make a bunch of pom poms. This pom pom maker makes it so easy. I know you can make pom poms using cardboard but after making a lot of them at one time, I am glad that I had this tool to do it. Another nice thing is that it comes with 2 sizes to make big or small pom poms. For this wreath, I used the larger size (the blue one).
Take the large pom pom maker and open both sides of it. Start wrapping the yarn around the blue curves, beginning on one of the sides that is closest to the middle white portion. After you wrap a bit, slide all the yarn to the starting side so you can wrap more yarn onto the curve. When you get done with the first blue curve, close it and continue wrapping to the next blue curved piece.
When both curves are completely wrapped in yarn, close the second curve. Take your scissors and insert them into the space between the two halves of the pom pom maker. Now cut all the way around the pom pom maker.
You may have to trim up some of the longer ends sticking out on your pom pom, or just pull on the individual strings to make them even on both sides. That is it! See, I told you it was easy. Now just rinse and repeat…and repeat…and repeat. 🙂
After you have a good stash of pom poms ready, you will want to start attaching them to your straw wreath. I used some straight pins that I had on hand already. Leave the plastic on the straw wreath. I pinned the pom poms to the wreath using two pins for each pom pom. Try to pin them down along the string that ties around the middle of the pom pom. I found that this holds them on there a little better.
When making the wreath, I started off by pinning 3 pom poms around the front of the wreath. I pinned one on each side and one in the middle, however when I got it done and hung it up, it was obvious to me that I needed more. I did not pin any on the back and you could clearly see that from the side. So begrudgingly I made more poms poms and filled in another row around the outside and along the inside in places where it looked like it needed it. So my advice to you is save yourself some sanity and just plan on doing 4 pom poms across the front. 🙂
Now just hang it up and enjoy! You will have to use a wreath hanger if you are hanging it on a door as there is not any kind of hanging device on the wreath itself. Mr. Wonderful macgyvered a little wreath hanger for us out of a clothes hanger. It is hanging from a nail in the door. He is so handy!
This wreath is so soft, you will seriously just want to rub on it all day. But I advise against that. After all, some of us still have to work! Lol.
I do get a pom pom that falls off every once in awhile but it is super easy to fix. Just pin it back on. 😉
So what do you think, are you going to try this? I would love to hear from you if you do.