This brightly coloured pom pom wreath started off as a craft with the kids one wet Sunday afternoon and quickly escalated! Not wanting to waste all the pom poms the kids had made I decided to join in and create a wreath with them.
It was an inexpensive make, using up yarn from my stash in an assortment of colours that I don’t use very often. It was not intended to be a Christmas wreath but you could make it more festive by changing the colours and adding baubles, tinsel, glitters, foliage etc to it. I think it also could be quite fun to use yarn of different weights and textures too!
This is how we made it:
YOU WILL NEED:
- Approx 600g of yarn (I used an assortment of 9 colours from my stash)
- 25 x 25cm polystyrene wreath ring
- Pom pom makers (size 35-65mm but use whatever you like!)
- 1 set of battery operated LED battery lights (optional) with the batteries inserted
- Sewing scissors
- Cable ties x 2 (optional)
After deciding what colours you want to use, make up your wreath as follows:
1. Using your pom pom makers, make a variety of different sized pom poms in all the colours of yarn. In total we made 60 pom poms! Secure each pom pom firmly before removing it from the pom pom maker -leaving a long tail – and trim so they are nice and round.
2. Make the tassels by cutting 20 x 90cm lengths of yarn per colour. Fold in half and tie firmly with another length of yarn, leaving the ends to tie the tassels to the wreath.
3. To start wrap the your LED lights evenly around your wreath. You can let the battery case hang down slightly for easy access to the batteries, or secure gently with a cable tie if you prefer.
4. Starting at the top of the wreath and working downwards, use the tail ends of the pom poms to tie each pom pom to the wreath firmly using double knots. You can also use a hot glue gun for this bit too if you prefer, if you do this make sure you don’t get the glue on the lights! Leave a gap at the bottom of the wreath for attaching the tassels.
5. Attach the tassels to the bottom of the wreath using double knots.
6. Finished tying the rest of the pom poms to the wreath ensuring there are no gaps showing and that you are happy with the overall look. Use the 2nd cable tie to hang a hanging loop.
7. Use a steam iron to straighten the tassels gently making sure it does not touch any of the yarn – hold the iron carefully under the tassels whilst combing them through with your fingers for a neater look.
8. Lay the steamed tassels on a flat table and trim neatly straight across with a ruler and sharp pair of scissors!
Don’t forget to remove the batteries from your LED lights if not in use for a while!
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial – if you make any of these wreaths don’t forget to tag me on Instagram so I can see!
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