Posted on February 28 2017
Do It Yourself Year Round Wreath
We've got hygge home decor on our minds. What with all the dark damp weather we've been having. Needless to say, we've got our heaters pumping and cozy blankets on stand by. Being stuck inside for days on end, wanted a colorful pick me up, a fuzzy new edition to brighten up my walls. Enter the pom pom wreath—a year round cozy circle to jazz up any bland, blank wall. In case you find yourself needing to nest and craving a new vibrant accent for your living space this winter season, we whipped up a DIY wreath to save the day! Check out our simple step by step tutorial to make your own fuzzy face frame or wall ornament. And ready your Netflix queue for some pom pom binge nights. One episode of the Bachelor won't be enough to finish this little lady.
bundles of yarn in your chosen color scheme ( I used about 7 or 8)
a large pom pom maker (find here)
a wire wreath frame (find here) or large old embroidery hoops + wire to hold them together
Get to know the pom pom maker. Learn how it works. Instructions are on the back of their packaging, but we'll do a quick review. Open one half at a time while forming the pom pom (as shown above). You will be wrapping yarn around the crescent moon arches. Also, while your pom poms are en route (thanks amazon prime!) pick a color scheme and design the layout and pattern for your wreath. I chose to make a mixture of mutli-colored pom poms and solids.
Now pull the two circles apart. You'll notice a center pin that holds them together while weaving the yarn on each half. You'll need to know how to separate the circles near the end of the pom pom process.
Open the top half of your pom pom maker and secure the yarn with a knot.
Whined the yarn from one side of the arch to the other.
When creating a mutli-toned pom pom, leave gaps for new colors to fill in. Once a color is complete, knot in a new color. Cut and remove the extra string by the knot.
Whined the yarn until the green arch is fully covered and feels thick. Then, close the finished arch and open the other half. Slip the yarn over the the connected end of the new arch and repeat steps 2 to 3 on the other side.
Once both sides are complete, tie a knot on the inside of the arch and trim the tail close to the knot. Close both sides of the pom pom maker and cut along the center.
Repeat on the other side.
Wrap the yarn through the cutting guide and knot tight to secure.
Open green pom pom arms and pull apart the two circles.
Remove the pom pom from the pom pom maker and fluff. I looped the knotted tail string around the pom pom again to make it extra tight.
Fluff and trim the pom pom as desired. I liked mine to look a little organic, so I didn't trim much.
Grab your wreath frame ( I made mine with old embroidery hoops and some wore. Use it if you got it, right?!)
Choose a yarn that blends well into all of your pom poms and knot it to the frame. wrap the yarn around the frame several times to secure it. Place a pom pom on the frame and loop the string over the pom pom twice and pull tight to hold it in place. Repeat until the circle is complete. Start the second circle and repeat double loops around each pom pom to secure.
Trim any stragglers, fluff, and hang in a naked corner of your house. Instant wall face lift!