Winter Pom Pom Wreath

Have you jumped on the Pom Pom Wreath bandwagon yet?
I did the other day and this is what I came up with.

Winter Pom Pom Wreath

It’s thick, fluffy, wintery, and homey, and has a calico-cat look to it.
The thing I love about these pom pom wreaths is that they can be made any color and using any kind of yarn.
I happened to have all of these yarns in my stash so that’s what I went with and I’m loving it for winter ~ and maybe through Valentine’s Day since the variegated yarn has pink in it.

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I’ve seen these wreaths before using just one or two colors but
I got the idea to use several colors from Melissa and Stephanie over at 2IY.
They also had the great idea to use a wire hanger stretched out to a circle
and then just tied the pom poms to it.  So, that’s what I did.
I’ve seen pom pom wreaths that use a wreath form but I actually like using a hanger better because
it’s so easy to tie the pom poms on and slide them into position.

I didn’t take pictures of the wire hanger or tying the pom poms on so
click on over to 2IY if you want to see how they did it.

I did take some pictures of how I made and trimmed the pom poms because
I just kind of figured it out as I went along.
If you’ve never made them before don’t feel intimidated.
They’re super easy and you can do it while visiting with someone, talking on the phone, or watching a movie.

These are the supplies you’ll need:

:: yarn ~ I used 4 different colors, one of them variegated
:: one hanger
:: scissors

Let’s get started:

1.  To make your pom poms take the end of the yarn, leave a 4-inch tail,  and then start wrapping the yarn around your hand about 70 times.
{I tried 60 and they weren’t as full as I wanted.}

I didn’t keep track of how many I made but Melissa at 2IY said she made around 50.
I think I may have made more than that.

Yarn Wreath 22.  After you’ve wrapped the yarn around your hand, clip the yarn leaving another 4-inch tail, and slide it off your hand and hold it in place.

3.  Holding it securely, wrap the 4-inch yarn tail you just clipped around the center of the yarn one way a couple of times, and then take the other tail and wrap it around the center the other way a couple of times.  Pull the ends of the tails tightly and tie them in a knot.  Leave the tails long for tying to the hanger.

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4.  Using the scissors, clip the looped ends.

Yarn Wreath 45.  After clipping one side it will look like this:

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After both sides are clipped it will look scraggly like this:

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If you like that look you can tie them onto your hanger as is.

If you want them trimmed up like I did this is how to trim them:

1.  Hold the pom pom in one hand and with the other hand smooth the pieces of yarn up.

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2.  Still holding the pom pom in your hand use your scissors to trim and shape the pom pom to look something like this:

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After you’ve made all of your pom poms position them and tie them onto your hanger.
Cut all of the long tails to the match the length of your pom poms.

Use the hook of the hanger to hang your wreath.
I wrapped mine with one of the yarn colors to give it the finished look I wanted.
{I wrapped around it 4 times to get a good thick coverage.}

Yarn Wreath-wrapped hookAnd now you should have a lovely new wreath.

Winter Pom Pom Wreath 3

Do you think you’ll make one?
I would love to see pictures if you do.

This project was featured on:
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14 Responses to Winter Pom Pom Wreath

  1. Michelle January 29, 2014 at 11:34 am #

    Really cute! I love that you can just tie them right on to the hanger, sounds easy!

  2. lorraine williamson January 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm #

    hi love the wreath I will have to try and make one looks so cool thanks for sharing I’m lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

    • Lori January 30, 2014 at 2:15 am #

      Thanks, Lorraine. If you post yours please give me the link so I can come see how yours turns out. 🙂

  3. Marti January 29, 2014 at 2:03 pm #

    I love all the colors you used in your wreath, it’s so pretty! I’d love for you to share it with us at Sewlicious Home Decor! http://sewlicioushomedecor.com/saturday-showlicious-craft-showcase-party-3/

    Marti

    • Marti January 29, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

      Thanks so much for sharing this with us! I pinned it to the party board and Valentine board! 🙂

      Marti

    • Lori January 30, 2014 at 2:16 am #

      Thanks for the invite, Marti. I’m coming on over to link up and see all that is shared at your party.

  4. Amy @ Marvelous Mommy February 1, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    Great tutorial! I never would’ve thought to do that with the yarn! Thanks for linking up with us at the Create Link Inspire party! You were featured today!! http://www.marvelousmommy.com/2014/02/10-valentines-day-diy-projects/

  5. Ashley @ 3littlegreenwoods February 4, 2014 at 9:32 am #

    Oh. My. Pompom! I am such a sucker for any craft/project that involves fluffy, soft pompoms! Thanks for the great tutorial!

    • Lori February 4, 2014 at 7:44 pm #

      I’m really into them right now, too. Just today I was over at your site looking at your Valentine tree and noticing how cute those pink and red pompoms look on it!

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