Put on a classic Christmas movie. Get cozy on the couch. Pour wine…or not. (But probably)
Those are the basic steps to make this gorgeous “anthro-esque” winter wonderland of a wreath.
The following steps are pretty necessary too. But…priorities, right?
These pom-poms are seriously simple to make (hence the Christmas movie playing during this DIY).
yarn (around 3 skeins for a medium sized wreath) I like the look of mixing different textures of yarn with subtle color variations.
a square of cardboard (this is for wrapping your yarn and is optional but works great) I’ve seen people use their own fingers to wrap around, a store-bought pom-pom maker (they exist!), or even a fork!
a wreath form (any material is fine, since you’ll be attaching the pom-poms by tying them rather than using glue or pins)
I cut my one piece of cardboard into 2, so that I could easily make varying sizes of pom-poms without having to cut away and waste too much yarn. Cut a thin rectangle from the short side of your two cardboard pieces.
Wrap your yarn around your fancy new pom-pom maker. You can play around with the thickness of this step. I think the wreaths look best with some variation, so no need for perfectly consistent pom-poms here.
Cut a piece of yarn (8-12 inches) and tie it around the center of your wrapping, leaving the longer pieces hanging for later tying to your wreath.
Slide your scissors under each side of yarn, and cut through. Before removing it from the cardboard, I wrapped another short piece of yarn around the center, and knotted it tightly (since the loops are free now they won’t restrict a secure tying). Slide your pom-pom off the cardboard and fluff it up.
Once they’re off the cardboard you can trim the yarn, creating more dense pom-poms while leaving others looking a little more wild.
Tie your pom-poms around your wreath form, securing them with a knot. You can trim off extra yarn if you need to. I like to start with them a little looser so that I can rearrange the pom-poms, sliding them around the wreath until I’m happy with the arrangement.
I love love love how this turned out, and the fact that it’s a wine & movie kinda’ project.
Oh, and just as fun is finding ornament friends to compliment this winter wonderland wreath!