This Pom Pom Snowflake Wreath was one of those projects. You know the ones where you get the idea, buy the supplies (pretty cheap!) and are feeling good. And then you start working and it ends up taking, ahem, a little bit longer than you anticipated. And when I say a little bit longer, I mean, I felt like I was making pom poms for like a week. In reality it was only a couple hours but I think you know what I mean. But don’t let that deter you, it was an excellent excuse to sit quietly and watch netflix for a while which I don’t get to do nearly enough!
Anyway, back to the wreath. I went to the craft store and bought a 12 inch green floral foam wreath form (use a coupon!). I got the green foam because it was the cheapest, I’m sure white would work too. Or straw or twigs or whatever you can find. I also got a large skein of the cheapest white acrylic yarn they sold (think generic Red Heart if you can even imagine!) and some tiny sparkly snowflake shapes. All total it was under $10. Don’t mind the other yarn I have shown, I was going to also use the silver sparkly yarn but in the end I didn’t like how it looked.
Step 1: Make a gazillion pom poms! Ok,not a gazillion. But I used up the entire skein. I made pom poms in two different sizes. Some people use pom pom makers but I just wind my yarn around a piece of stiff cardboard. You can also use a fork or even your hand! Pom poms are easy! So anyway, wind your yarn somewhere between 30 – 50 times depending on how big the pom pom is and how fluffy you like them. Mine was about 2 inches and I wound it 35 times. For the bigger pom poms which I wound around four fingers of my hand, (not including my thumb) I wound it about 45-50 times.
Carefully slide the wound yarn off the cardboard and tie another piece of yarn as tightly as you can around the middle.
Using sharp scissors, cut through all the loops to “release” the pom pom.
Don’t panic, it will look kind of scraggly at first.
When you’ve made all your pom poms, it’s time to start attaching them. I used hot glue. If you’re using a foam wreath form, remember that some foam can’t handle hot glue and will melt. Definitely use a low temperature hot glue gun and if it’s still melting consider some other way to attach your pom poms. For example, try tacky craft glue or straight pins through the center of the pom poms and into the foam!
I glued a couple pom poms to my wreath and then decided there was a chance that the light green foam would show through. So I very quickly painted on a quick layer of white craft paint. When that was dry (only a couple of minutes) I continued gluing, trying to evenly space the different sized pom poms around the wreath.
When I had completely covered the wreath, I placed the little sparkly snowflakes around the wreath and when I was happy with their placement, added a little hot glue the the backs of them.
I LOVE how fluffy and soft it is. All day O kept wanting to pet it!
And now my house is one step closer to a snowy winter wonderland for the holidays!
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