I had also had in my mind to have the pink gingham wall art behind that wreath, but as mom life goes, I didn't get that done in time. SO…I knew I wanted to find or make a pom pom wreath that could go on the wall art this spring.
I couldn't find a wreath, and I also wanted a pom pom wreath in the pinks and blues I'm diggin' right now, SO it was time to make my own pom pom wreath.
It's so cute! Not quite the vision I had in my mind, and it could use a little something between the pom poms, but for now, I'm calling this cute wreath done.
As usual, I'm going to show you the step by step tutorial and show you how to break this craft up into small steps that you can fit into busy mom life because every creative mom needs some crafts or DIY in her life and I'll help you find the way to break it up between busy mom life. At least, that's my philosophy. 😍
Pom Pom Wreath
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Step 1: Make pom poms
Let me just you that this is the longest step…sorry, but I keep it real with you. You'll be making pom poms for days.
The great thing about this is that it's super easy and you can take it with you anywhere. Make pom poms at the soccer game or the waiting room of the Dr.s office. It doesn't matter, take that yarn and pom pom maker with you in a bag and make pom poms all over town like a fool. 😁
On how to make them, I love using the Clover pom pom maker(affiliate link). It makes it so easy. I show how to use it in the video that is either at the top of this post or playing in the sidebar.
I like to wrap the yarn 3 times. So, that means I wrap it one time going one direction on the maker, then I go over that area again, and then I go back over for a 3rd layer. It's the best way to get full and fluffy pom poms.
You'll need about 47 pom poms made with the 2 and 1/2 inch pom pom maker for this wreath. Like I said, you'll be making pom poms for days.
If you want a fun time, make them in front of a group of tweens…that's what I did, and they were so excited about them. I drew a crowd at Reading Olympics by making a pom pom…I had no idea tweens, and teens would find pom poms so cool. 😎
You'll also make people happy as you make pom poms all over town! I had another woman come up to me in Starbucks and ask about what I was doing. It was fun to see the delight in her eyes when she saw the cute little fluffy pom pom.
Step 2: Lop of the bottom of the pom pom
It breaks my heart to both say this and do this, but for the pom poms to stick well to the wreath form, you have to flatten one side of them.
You'll need to cut one side of the pom pom and flatten it off.
Be careful not to cut too deep, so you don't cut through the middle and destroy the pom pom.
Step 3: Mark off wreath form for multiple colors(optional)
If you're working with a few colors, like I did, you'll want to use a marker to give yourself a guide about where you want to swap out colors.
As you can see above, I did this after the fact. It would've worked better if I'd marked it off before I started.
Step 4: Hot glue pom pom to wreath form
Add your hot glue to the wreath form.
I found that worked better than adding it to the pom pom, though if you watch the video, you'll see I added a small dab of hot glue to the flattened end of the pom pom and let it dry to give it some extra gripping power.
Be generous with your hot glue.
Then wait and hold the pom pom to the wreath form until it has set.
This is another part of this craft that may take you a bit of time because you're literally waiting for glue to dry. But again, it's so easy to break this one up into mom life and still get to create and make something cute, so break this up into the time you have each day or weekend.
Step 5: Add a ribbon for hanging
Once you've added all your pom poms and let your glue completely dry and set, flip your wreath over and hot glue a ribbon in place to hang up your wreath.
The wreath gets a bit heavy because of the weight of all the pom poms, so I added a thumbtack into my ribbon on the back as well. I wanted extra security knowing the weight of the wreath wasn't going to rip the ribbon right off the back.
Done! Now you have an adorable, fluffy pom pom wreath.
Mine went on top of my pink gingham wall art on my mantel.
As I said, I still think it needs a little something, and I kinda wish I used different colors, maybe white instead of the blue….I'm not sure, but I still think it is fun and whimsical and I need more of that in my life right now, so it is perfect.
What colors would you use for your pom pom wreath? Leave me a comment below. I can't wait to get some inspiration!