Holidays, Projects, Winter

Winter wonderland pom-pom wreath

December 7, 2015

 

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?

twineandtable pompom wreath

 

These pom-poms are seriously simple to make (hence the Christmas movie playing during this DIY).

You’ll need:

yarn (around 3 skeins for a medium sized wreath) I like the look of mixing different textures of yarn with subtle color variations.

scissors

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)

 

Twineandtable pompom 1

Twineandtable pompom 2

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.

Twineandtable pompom 3

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. Twineandtable pompom 4

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.

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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.

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Once they’re off the cardboard you can trim the yarn, creating more dense pom-poms while leaving others looking a little more wild.

Twineandtable pompom 10

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!

Twineandtable pompom polar bears

Twineandtable pompom wreath

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIY winter pompom wreath - Twineandtable

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16 Comments

  • Reply Tori Lowe November 8, 2016 at 11:28 am

    What did you use for your wreath base? Just curious. 🙂

  • Reply Chiane November 13, 2016 at 9:08 am

    I’m curious as well to know about the base.

  • Reply Natasha Mairs November 16, 2016 at 4:45 am

    I really love this!! just so beautiful. Did you use cardboard for the wreath base?

    • Reply twineandtable@gmail.com November 17, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hi Natasha!
      You definitely could use cardboard but I used a floral styrofoam wreath base. It’s really light but sturdy foam. You can find a link to an example below ??
      Thanks for asking!
      Jeni

  • Reply Tara December 9, 2016 at 9:19 am

    What kind of yarn did you use because I love the different textures! Did you use the thicker yarns? This is so beautiful and I can’t wait to make mine this weekend!

    • Reply twineandtable@gmail.com December 9, 2016 at 10:00 am

      Hi Tara,
      I didn’t use any of the extra bulky yarn. In fact, there’s only 2 yarns in my wreath! I got different looking weights and textures by changing how much yarn I used in each pompom, and by trimming them to varying lengths. The ones that look thick were made with extra yarn and then trimmed closer to their center. Buying bulkier yarn might be a faster way to go, but I like the effect of the lighter yarns.
      So glad you’re making your own! Feel free to send me a pic when you’ve finished so I can share it along with others!
      Thanks,
      Jeni

  • Reply Jeanne Ambrose December 10, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    What color yarns did you use? LOVE this wreath!

  • Reply Rebecka Dahlvik December 14, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I love it! So beautiful! Could do this with some friends…and wine! 😀
    Holiday Greetings from Finland!

  • Reply Jeni February 20, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Love this! Please share the colors used in this wreath…this is the perfect combination of colors I want for my living room.

    • Reply twineandtable@gmail.com February 21, 2017 at 8:45 pm

      Thanks so much!
      ‘So glad you like these colors.
      I used Lion brand in linen, Houston cream, and fisherman. I hope your wreath turns out great!!
      – Jeni

  • Reply Chacha September 18, 2017 at 12:15 am

    I am making mine now! Do you think it will hold on my covered porch?

  • Reply Jaime November 2, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    Just curious about the approximate sizes of your pieces of cardboard (I’m brand new to this type of project :))?

    • Reply twineandtable@gmail.com November 13, 2017 at 11:39 am

      Hi Jaime! The cardboard pieces are about 3.5 inches long. Hope you have success with your own wreath!
      Jeni

  • Reply Victoria November 18, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Love this!

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