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So things have been super crazy around here. SUPER CRAZY. Tomorrow I’m going to an inspection on a house that, cross your fingers!, passes inspection so we can close on it next month. A new house before Christmas. It’s not the most ideal time to move but I’ve been trying to find something since this spring and, guys, this house is GORGEOUS.
Although it’s not the first house to get an offer in on it it’s definitely the one I hope works out the most. It’s a lot fancier decor-wise than any home I’ve ever lived in so that’s a little intimidating. I am, after all, making a multi-color pom pom wreath. That’s totally more my aesthetic than black wall paint. But walls can be painted pretty pink with a few coats of primer :)
But I guess that’s why I love my DIY pom pom Christmas wreath so much. It was really easy to make and super cheap since I mostly used the yarn stash for it. Plus making pom poms is something I really like doing in front of the TV. It gives me a chance to binge The Great British Bakeoff without eating too many cookies… keeps my hands busy!
But seriously, I’m really going to be proud to put this wreath on my front door first thing if I’m lucky enough to have everything go smoothly.
Supplies Needed to Make Your Own Pom Pom Ornaments:
- Yarn (I’ll link to the colors I used below)
- Pom Pom Maker & Super Sharp Scissors
- A box (I use a photo storage box but a shoebox or Amazon box works, too)
- Pine Christmas Wreath
- Velvet Bow (optional)
I used Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in these colors: Cherry Red, Perfect Pink, Spring Green, Perfect Pink, Petal Pink, and Light Blue. All of my yarn is from my stash and therefore free. If you have to purchase yarn these are all colors available at Walmart for around $3.50 a skein and you can make a flipping ton of pom poms with them.
My wreath I got for less than $3 at Michael’s on sale and with a coupon. My velvet bow was a last-minute addition that I think I purchased from Walmart earlier in the season. They have very similar velvet bows available at Walmart and Michael’s and this time of year are super common and easy to find.
Need help making Pom Poms?
I have not 1 but 2 helpful posts if you need a little assistance getting your pom poms made. First, we have a post with the basic instructions needed to make amazing poms right now. There’s even a video for visual learners! If you want to see how we made these lovely multicolor poms poms check out this post where I turned poms into Christmas ornaments.
Got your poms made and ready to make a Christmas Pom Pom Wreath?
My wreath is 18 inches and I used 32 poms total. 13 total poms were made with the larger pom pom maker from this set and the rest with the next to largest size maker.
When making your pom poms take care NOT to cut the yarn you use to tie the pom together before removing your pom pom maker. With this yarn still intact you can tie your poms to a pine wreath without any additional craft supplies needed.
Ooh, another good thing to note is even if you are a perfectionist you don’t have to spend ages trimming your poms into perfect balls. With the pine surrounding your poms you won’t notice if they’re perfect. And I AM a perfectionist and normally spend ages trimming these guys!
Grab an inexpensive pine wreath at the craft store or in Christmas sections at big box stores.
Take a little bit of time to spread the branches out as well as you can, sort of flattening the wreath as you go. This seems like a ridiculous step but as somebody who put my pom poms on a wreath and then tore them all of to redo it, well, it’s super helpful for good placement.
With your flattened out wreath flat on your work surface, place your largest poms where you would like for them to go. Here you can kind of see if you need to get back to making a few pom poms or if you’re set to proceed.
Grab those strings you used to tie your pom pom together and wrap them around to the back of the form. Tie each pom onto your wreath in approximately the area you worked out in the previous step. Be sure to secure each pom pom onto the wreath with a good several overhand (regular ol’) knots. Trim the excess yarn away.
Fill out your wreath as evenly as possible.
To finish your wreath and to make it look fantastic take the flattened out pine stems and wrap them around your poms. This is a little bit of a finesse thing and might take some time to work out. Just be sure that each pom has at least 1 sprig of pine around it to separate all of the poms from one another.
Decorating with your pine and pom pom Christmas wreath.
Initially, I left my wreath as-is for a long time and hung it right on the door. And I think it’s got enough personality that just like this it’s gorgeous.
But add one of those simple velvet bows and this pom pom wreath is a little next-level gorgeous, I think.
What do you think? Bow or no?