Meet my pom pom wreath. He's so pleased to meet you. When I saw this idea here, I was so excited to try it. Here's how you make it.
First you need to pick your colors. I used 5 different colors. They're not the fall-iest of colors for a fall wreath, but those are the colors I had at home, and I didn't want to go out and buy anything. Once you've chosen your colors, you can start making your pom pom balls. Tessa calls them "pom pom poms". Mrs. James has a little tutorial on how to make the pom poms, but basically here's what you do: wrap the yarn around 2 fingers for small pom poms, 3 fingers for medium, and 4 (which is what I chose to do) for large. I wrapped the yarn around about 75 times for each pom pom because I wanted them very full looking.
Once you've finished wrapping, carefully slide the little bundle off of your fingers, being careful not to lose its shape...
Next, you cut a piece of yarn that is about 4-5 inches long, lay it flat and place the bundle on top so the string is centered horizontally.
Tie it around your bundle tightly...
And this is what it'll look like:
Next, cut through all of the loops.
And you're left with this crazy looking pom pom that you'll probably want to trim up.
After their haircuts:
Mrs. James suggested buying a straw wreath, but like I said, I didn't want to go out and buy anything, and I just happened to have this large embroidery hoop sitting in a closet. I wrapped it with strips of an old sheet I cut up to give it some more bulk, and then I tied the pom poms to it with some more yarn.