November 13, 2013

One A Week {Pom-pom wreath}

Posted by Chelsea



Hi friends! Kicking off my One A Week series where I'll post one Christmas DIY project tutorial each week until Christmas is today's project, the pom-pom wreath!


I saw this wreath on Anthropologies website and was fascinated. Indeed, their Fluffed Wool Wreath, ($128), is cozy, festive perfection. And, naturally, their wreath looks like it was created from tufts of wool brushed straight off a sheep. Seriously! I am pretty sure they have someone in a factory somewhere just brushing the sheep all day long, and another person next to them picking up the tufts and gluing them onto wreath frames. Nonetheless, it makes for a beautiful wreath.. And it didn't seem too hard to make with yarn. I already knew how to make yarn pom-poms from a kids costume project, and until I saw the Anthrpologie wreath, I hadn't thought of sticking them on a wreath!

Supplies:
-1 hay wreath from Michaels, (keep it wrapped in plastic or you'll have a hay mess on your hands) $3.49
-2 spools of yarn, (I picked up 4 not knowing how many I'd need, 2 was enough) $2.50 on sale
-1 pack of ball-tipped pins, (I grabbed a 100 pack and probably used about half) $3 something
-1 pair of scissors
  
{DISCLAIMER}
I was definitely working on this little project while catching up on some Say Yes To the Dress, hence, all the photos taken on my cozy throw covered lap.

Step 1: Wrap yarn around your hand about 30-40 times...it doesn't really matter that you do it the same  number every time.
Step 2: Remove the bundle from your hand but keep it together, like a donut, and snip the yarn about 7" from your bundle.
Step 3: Snip the 'tail' right at the bundle. Lay the tail out flat and then place your 'donut' bundle right on top of it, (sorry the picture for this step is inaccurate. You want your 'donut' to be right in the middle on top of your snipped 'tail'. I must have been so engrossed in my sappy reality show that I wasn't paying attention to the other side of the camera lens...)


Step 4: Tie the tail around the center of your bundle in a tight knot
Step 5: Weave your scissors through the loops and cut them open. Repeat on both sides
Step 6: Snip any extra length from your 'tail' and now you've made a pom-pom!

Step 7: Stick a ball-point pin through the middle of the pom-pom
Step 8: Attach your pom-pom to the wreath by sticking the pin through the wreath frame

Now just hang it any way you want! I used a strip of camel colored corduroy I had leftover from patching my boys' pants in the knees.:)


 




If you happen to try this, please, please email me pictures!

Thank you for stopping by!

~Chelsea

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute and IT'S SO FLUFFY!!! LOL! Love it! Hugs, Leena

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    1. Thank you so much for your comment! This was a super fun project, for sure!

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