Pom poms make me happy! They’re soft, playful and fun to make. Yes, I made 80+ pom poms to DIY my Pom Pom Wreath, but it didn’t feel like a chore. I worked on making the pom poms over a few days, and it was worth it – I love this Pom Pom Wreath. I’m not trying to rush into winter, so imagine this Pom Pom Wreath in fall colors, or black & orange for Halloween, or as a spirit wreath in the colors of your local sports team. I also discovered oodles of ways to make pom poms, and I’m linking up several tutorials you might find helpful.
To make a Pom Pom Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam: 12” wreath
- Yarn in white, off white, cream and various textures (I used a white yarn, white fuzzy yarn, sparkly white yarn, and cream yarn)
- Jingle bells with rusty finish, 3cm
- Chenille stem
- Thick, white craft glue or low-temp glue gun
- Tools needed: Scissors; stiff cardboard or other tools to make pom poms*
*I used the Clover Pom-Pom Makers to make pom poms measuring 1-3/8”, 1-5/8”, 2-1/2” and 3-3/8” in dia. However, you don’t need special tools to make the pom poms. Check out the links below for more ways to make pom poms without any special tools.
To make a Pom Pom Wreath:
1. Add a hanger to the wreath: Twist together ends of a 4” chenille stem. Insert and glue in the back of the wreath.
2. Make your pom poms in assorted sizes and yarns. I used the Clover Pom Pom Maker and made pom poms measuring 1-3/8”, 1-5/8”, 2-1/2” and 3-3/8” in diameter. My wreath used 81 pompoms: 13 sparkly pompoms; 19 white pompoms; 27 fuzzy white pompoms; and 22 cream pompoms.
3. Arrange the pompoms around the outer edge and inner edge of the wreath first. Glue in place.
4. Fill in the front of the wreath with pompoms. Arrange first, and then glue in place.
5. Glue six jingle bells to wreath.
I poked around on YouTube and and was amazed that there are so many ways to make pom poms. The easiest method uses no tools at all and you simply wrap the yarn around your fingers — just follow this video to see how.
I remember using cardboard squares to make pom poms, and it’s easy enough. Surely you have a piece of cardboard around the house you can use, so watch this video and see how to make pom poms with a cardboard scrap.
This video also uses cardboard, cut in a template similar to a donut.
How about making a pom pom sandwich? This is a fun technique for making pom poms and it uses cardboard tubes.
And finally, I was amazed at this technique to quickly make multiple pom poms using a chair! This is one way to whip up what you need to make this Pom Pom Wreath!
While I was poking around online, I saw that Clover also has a pom pom-maker for heart-shape pom poms. How cute is that!? 🙂
What’s your favorite way to make pom poms?