Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Well, isn't this precious?

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.

Tie the pom poms all the way around, alternating the colors until you've covered the entire wreath. I'm not sure how many pom poms I used (probably around 30), but I just kept making them until the wreath was as fluffy as I wanted it to be.

Love it. Don't you?


  1. Thanks for the idea. I'm going to do it with Jackie this weekend

  2. Very nice and something fun to do with RiRi. I love how you used stuff you have, very inspiring!

  3. I do actually. I should go out and get some yarn to make it!