Patty Schaffer is back today with more Valentine’s Day décor – a Valentine’s Day Pompom Wreath. I’ve made pompoms before and they’re an easy DIY, plus, they’re so much prettier than the packaged pompoms in stores. There’s no comparison, really. The pompoms aren’t the only reason I love Patty’s wreath – check out her enchanting embellishments, too. Next time you sit down to your favorite TV show, bring along your yarn and get started on this Pompom Wreath.
To make a Valentine’s Day Pompom Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 6” wreath
- Scraps of fabric or felt (to wrap the wreath)
- Yarn in three different colors and finishes (Patty used light pink, dark pink, and a sparkling pink)
- Glittered cardboard hearts (Patty’s are from Making Memories)
- Valentine stamp sticker (Patty’s is from Martha Stewart)
- Deer figurine
- Acrylic craft paint in turquoise
- Low temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; paintbrush
To make a Valentine’s Day Pompom Wreath:
1. Cut the fabric or felt into 1-1/2” wide strips, and wrap around the wreath. Secure the ends with pins.
2. Make pompoms from a variety of yarn. Patty’s wreath had 30 pompoms: 11 light pink; 10 dark pink; and nine sparkly pink.
Patty graciously supplied her template for making the pompoms. To use the template:
- Cut two templates from chipboard or a heavy plastic.
- Sandwich a length of yarn between the templates; it should be long enough that the ends extend beyond the template.
- Wrap the yarn around and around the template, the fuller the better.
- Slide scissors between the templates and carefully snip the yarn along the outside edge.
- Pull up and tie tightly the length of yarn that was sandwiched between the templates, forming your pompom.
- Remove templates.
- Trim any uneven lengths.
3. Glue the pompoms to the wreath, covering it completely.
4. Glue glittered cardboard hearts at about the 5:00 position on the wreath. Add the Valentine stamp sticker.
5. Paint the deer turquoise and let dry. Glue the deer to the inside curve of the wreath.
6. Knot together the ends of a 6” length of yarn. Pin and glue to the back of the wreath for a hanger.
Patty makes the prettiest Valentine’s Day Wreaths. She also made this Valentine’s Day Yarn Wreath for Crafts ‘n Coffee readers.
Or perhaps you remember her Paper Roses Wreath?
Don’t miss her Love Letters Valentine’s Day Wall Hanging from earlier this week, too.
Have you noticed the new headers here on Crafts ‘n Coffee? Earlier in January I featured a new header with snowmen, and today I’m using our Valentine’s Day header. What do you think? We wrapped up 2014 with a photo shoot to create new images for the old header here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. I hope to share a little behind-the-scenes look at our photo shoot sometime soon.