17 November 2015

DIY~Pom Pom Winter Wreath

I have been thinking about making a Pom-Pom wreath for at least a year, maybe even 

more, but I have always talked myself out of doing so.

But not this year, in fact I turned up the Christmas music, lit my Christmas candle and set to 

work to make this DIY Pom-Pom Winter Wreath.



You know I like this wreath because it reminds me of...

snow,

snowflakes,

snow balls, which then of course,

leads us to snowmen, which I always, always loved to make when I was a child.

But this is another story that I will share when we get closer to Christmas.


So here we go, just imagine a light dusting of snow, hot cocoa steaming on your craft table

and you and I about to begin this wonderful craft project.

Now, you know this pom-pom wreath could be made out of any color of yarn, so if you

want color, then seize the moment and do it!

But since I wanted to keep the look crisp, light, and reflecting frosty Winter 

mornings and snowy afternoons, I used white.

For more Winter White Inspiration hop on over to my Metallic and White Christmas Mantle  



The directions are below, and very easy to follow.


DIY~Pom-Pom Winter Wreath
~ 1 Large and 1 medium pom-pom maker
~ Simply Soft acrylic yarn: white. 
~ Flat white florists wreath (in the diameter of your choice)
~ Hot-glue gun and glue sticks or fabric glue.
~ Pom-pom trim
~ Decorative Ribbon (for hanging wreath)
~ Sharp scissors

Instructions

I have included a Youtube Video for instructions on how to use the pom-pom maker.

These little pom-pom gadgets are amazing to use and the pom-poms work up very quickly.

Make enough pom-poms to cover the front of the wreath form.
 (I made 3 sizes, I trimmed some of the pom-poms to make them smaller)

After all my pom-poms were made I "shaped," them because I wanted a uniform look.

Glue pom-poms to wreath form using fabric glue or hot-glue gun, alternating sizes.

Glue one end of the pom-pom trim to the back of the wreath form, and wind the trim around 

the wreath, filling spaces between the larger pom-poms.

Glue trim end to back of the wreath.







The video is only about 4 minutes long, and if you haven't used a pom-pom maker 

before, I highly recommend watching it.





Now, I am a little obsessed with making pom-poms, I will not lie.



So in my next post I  will be embellishing pillows with handmade pom-poms...wink...

xoxo

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Jemma's home is a quiet spot nestled among the trees. You might find me writing, reading, or puttering in my Greenhouse, tweaking a recipe, crafting a wreath or loving on my grands. Always living with a grateful heart.

45 comments:

  1. YOU DID IT!!!!!!! HERE IT IS! And, yes, it does have a frosty sense to it! Jemma, I am on board with you but I took a slightly different route; I went to Michael's craft and got an inexpensive straw wreath since it will be completely covered up with COFFEE FILTERS! Now, I love all things white, and I too wanted a frosty white look. However, I pinned a coffee filter wreath that was made with natural color filters. So off I went to the market and now I'm set....except, I wonder WHEN I'll have time! I hope to do as you did, to enjoy making it by the lilt of soft Christmas music and loads of hot, delicious Christmas. And I can't wait to talk to you again.....I don't know my afterschool schedule today, but maybe a quick email to check in on our ideas. Back later my friend! Love this....

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    1. Yes, here is where all of those pom-pom's ended up! I so enjoyed making them, and I will be making more, as I am in love with their softness and endless possibilities too!
      I have a gorgeous white coffee filter wreath that my youngest daughter made for me. Coffee filter wreaths are a stunning addition to the home and will fit in beautifully with your decorating style!

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  2. Oh Jemma, this is so pretty! The snowball wreath you've created is something everyone will love. I love watching snow fall and I love snowmen! This winter, I will find out how much I like removing it from sidewalks and driveways with my new snowblower!

    Hugs,
    Jan ♥

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    1. Jan,
      I will be enjoying your real snow from afar, but I truly do like the beautiful "white stuff!"

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  3. How cute is that! Good therpay too to keep you busy while you wait for your new fabulous home to be completed! Looks like we have our first snow approaching!

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    1. Liz,
      Hehe! It was fun and yes, I need much therapy right now, as the house seems like it will never be finished!! Rain-go AWAY!

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  4. I love the white snowy fluffiness of this wreath Jemma! It's adorable. The sweet pink mittens add a nice touch, but I'd be tempted to embroider a single large snowflake on each mitten! I have three sizes of this same pom pom maker and enjoy making a few pom poms at Christmas time too. Enjoy your day :)
    Wendy

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    1. Oh Wendy,
      What a marvelous idea about these pink petite mittens-of course snowflakes! I can do that:)

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  5. I never knew Pom Pom makers existed! This wreath is so cute, and would look fabulous against a dark door.

    I think you'd be proud of me...the other day I decided to put a wreath on our door but it seems like I gave all of our wreaths away when we moved :(. What's a thrifty girl to do? I'll tell you ;). I took a wreath I had made a couple of years ago that was on a table (I was using it as a centerpiece surrounding a vase) in my porch and used that. It's for Fall, not Christmas, but that's what I wanted. It's made out of neutral shades of burlap that are cut into leaf shapes (it's on the blog). Took me FOREVER to make, but now it's finally being seen. lol

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    1. Hey Doreen,
      I didn't know Pom-Pom makers existed either, but you see, my obsession with wanting to make a wreath led me to further investigation!
      You did it! You adorned your front door with a handsome wreath, it is just perfect!

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  6. Jemma... your wreath is tooo cute!! I LOVE it and want one too! But... I do NOT want any snow... until January... and just for one week. Okay... a girl can dream. Yes? Fortunately we have had the most beautiful November I can remember.... and I hope it stays that way. It's been glorious... like your wreath. Oh my gosh I love the little poms on the big poms.

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    1. Diane,
      This was my all time favorite craft in the entire world!!
      By all means, you keep enjoying that marvelous Fall weather:)

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  7. Hi Jemma. just love this beautiful soft frosty wintery wreath you created my friend. You are so very talented. I had a few in the works last year using boas and they too looked very snowy. I love the little pom poms around the larger ones here. This inspires so many ideas big and small. I think I'd like one of those pompom makers. Didn't know there was a tool like this. Thanks for sharing.
    Enjoying the rain? We had tornadoes circling above through the night. Still raining this morning.
    Have a nice day. xo

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    1. We have sun today, my friend and isn't it such a glorious blessing!
      Well, I did not about this little pom-pom gadget either, but I am hooked on it now.

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  8. Hi Jemma,
    I really love your snowball Pom Pom wreath. I think the mixture of the smaller pom poms adds much interest to the wreath of softness and beauty. Antropologie last year sold a White Pom Pom wreath and it was pretty but costly. Who knew there's a Pom Pom maker? Well I sure didn't. I checked the post from last year about your mantel. Gorgeous ideas and décor. I haven't started on Christmas decorations yet been in the basement pickling bead board White for the center area redo. I hope to work with my paper clay later on today.
    Ahhh Christmas music let me slip in a CD now as I pickle away! Enjoy your day.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Oh Vera,
      Bead board, tongue and groove, shiplap....all of these are some of my favorite things. Enjoy your day, my friend!

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  9. So very sweet and they look like little snow balls. Love the addition of the pink gloves lying next to the wreath. They are so cute and make a lovely wreath. My Mom made a pom pom snowman. I am off to meet her again today for a little shopping. xo

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    1. I hope you enjoyed the day with your Mom and all of your crafty goodness too!

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  10. I love this. Now I want a Pom Pom clover! Sheila

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    1. Shelia,
      You would really enjoy this project, relaxing too!

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  11. Such a pretty wreath for winter! I had no idea there was such a thing as a pom pom maker. I have seen the directions to make them by hand and it is too much work! Perfect winter project!!

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    1. Loved this project, simple, pleasant, works up fast and turns out well. Win, win!

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  12. I remember making pom poms without a pom pom maker. I love your wreathe - it does look like snow and love the pink with it.

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    1. I remember making them too, and they have made a comeback. But let me say this, this little gadget makes them much easier and more enjoyable to make.

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  13. This is by far the cutest wreath EVER in the history of wreaths!!!!! Absolutely adorable!!

    Ok, where do I get one of those pom pom makers so I can get started??

    xo

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    1. Hello!
      Well thank you! You can pick these little clover gadgets up at JoAnn Fabric and would I imagine Michaels or Hobby Lobby:)

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  14. Your pom pom wreath made me smile, Jemma, as I used to be a Cheerleader back in the day and would wave my pom poms around to the beat of the music. Your white wreath is so pretty, and this is actually something I would love in my own home. It's so simple and the cute snowballs make it look so Christmassy. You did a great job, my friend.

    love, ~Sheri

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    1. Sheri,
      You would like this wreath and it's sweet simple, soft appearance!
      I bet you were a cute cheerleader:)

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  15. It is darling, Jemma! Do you have a specific place you know you will hang it in your new house?

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    1. Dewena,
      Oh goodness, I have been thinking of hanging it on the wall across from desk!
      Thank you:)

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  16. Awe...your wreath is stunning to me! I love it. Now you've got me to wanting a pom pom maker! LOL! Nothing like having a little hot chocolate, Christmas music and a little crafting time! Thanks so much for sharing this. I am going to watch the video..Happy Thanksgiving! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  17. This is adorable, Jemma! Like fairyland in a circle!

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  18. I love that..it is so adorable and so "snowy"!! I cannot wait to see it in your new home!! Hugs sweet friend!!

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  19. Dear Jemma,
    thank you for your visit and your kind words.
    The pom pom winter wreath is very beautiful.
    We will go for Christmas to our daughter. I look forward to the first Christmas with our granddaughter.
    Lots of love
    Dorothea

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  20. Dear Jemma,
    thank you for your visit and your kind words.
    The pom pom winter wreath is very beautiful.
    We will go for Christmas to our daughter. I look forward to the first Christmas with our granddaughter.
    Lots of love
    Dorothea

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  21. This is just darling! I love it!

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  22. The wintery pompom wreath is adorable, Jemma! I made a pompom wreath last year using my favorite Fall colors, and I've made all kinds of little swags with the pompoms. I have that set of pompom makers and find I can mindlessly make a "bunch" of poms while I watch tv with my hubby. Embellishing pillows is really fun, too!

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  23. I too havé wanted to make a Pom Pom wreath, and having always plenty of yarn in the house is no excuse to as why for years I have wanted to create one. The Anthropologie Pom Pom wreath is a fortune,many after seeing Michele's Pom Pom wreath over at Lovely Studio, I had even a stronger drive to do so. Do you think that was even a big enough nudge? Nope still now wreath....I am sure this year will get by as well, but it doesn't stop me from admiring and desiring to make one every time I see a blogger make one, now! You included.

    It's a wonderful Pom Pom wreath, and I am certain it will add festive beauty, fun, and whimsey to a very Joyeux Noël here in your home this year.
    Love the little Pom Pom garland.

    Xx
    Dore

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  24. I've made one of these, but I love the way you did yours with the added touch of miniature pom poms. Very pretty. xoox Su

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  25. Love it Jemma!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  26. Jemma, your wreath turned out darling! Love it with the sweet pink mittens. Thanks for sharing it with SYC. I will be featuring you today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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