Saturday, December 14, 2019

Merry and Bright Pom Pom wreath

Last winter was a rough one in this household.
We saw strep throat twice, the flu, and me with pneumonia.
Here's hoping this year is much healthier.

The positive side to being sick in bed for two weeks was that I could do some crafting.  It was our first Christmas in our current home and I wanted to make some new decorations. Some of my old decorations didn't fit my style anymore and some didn't make it in the move...

Remember this awesome wreath?!?

I loved her so!  
She melted in the storage unit.  It was tragic. Still hard to talk about. ;)
I really want to make another one and make sure she's more durable.   

Do you love her as much as I do?

Wanna make your own?  

Check out my easy tutorial here. 

Even though I made this years ago I know for a fact they still carry those candies at the dollar store this time of year!  If you do make one please let me know.  I'd love to see them! 

So clearly we needed a new wreath. I know I'm not alone in my love for pom poms.
That's obvious when I search on Pinterest.  I didn't have the stamina for a full pom pom wreath like this one.  But it's in my to do someday file, because it's gorgeous.

I already had an undecorated faux wreath that I wanted to repurpose. So I thought a polka dot look would be fun. The bright colors make me happy and fit right in with my style. 

I have a bin or two of yarn in my craft room.
I chose nine of my favorite colors.  Pretty much the rainbow.  Except purple.
Not a huge fan of purple.  Unless it's for the Baltimore Ravens ;)
I love all things bright.  Especially at Christmas. 
I'm definitely not traditional when it comes to my color scheme.

I used my trusty pom pom maker thing-a-ma-gig to make these lovelies but you can actually use cardboard or even a fork if you don't have the gadget.
IMHO the gadget does the best job and it's a good price. If you are making a lot of pom poms I think it's worth the investment.
Sharp scissors are a must too.  Cutting on aluminum foil a few times does the trick!
The fluffing and cutting is the most time consuming part and maybe tedious for some.
I personally really enjoy that part.

I find it super satisfying.

I made 24 pom poms in total and left a long tail so I could easily attach them to the wreath by just tying them to the branches. I could have cut the tails but I was lazy and sick so I just tucked them in.

As I type this I am looking at my picture of the wreath and realize there is only one turquoise pom pom. I wish I could say it was some really cool, on purpose, artistic expression but I'm pretty sure it's because I was so out of it. haha.

My pom pom decor didn't stop there. 

I had purchased these mini wreaths on sale at Hobby lobby way before I got sick with no clear idea what to do with them.  I got the idea to hot glue mini pom poms on the wreaths and hang them on my mirror, cabinets, chalkboard, and tapestry to tie in the whole bright color scheme. 

I liked how they were similar to my main wreath.  This project was super easy, quick, and affordable. 

My kind of craft.

This year I added some pom poms to our stockings.  I bought these stockings a few years ago at Target.  I used fusible web to iron on the girls initials that I had cut out of fabric. 

The garland is from Michaels, last season. They had it again this year.  I never buy it full price. Both years I have gotten it at 60% off! 

I like how it also ties into my "round" theme.

Here's some more of the garland on our tv stand. 

The bottle brush trees are from Hobby Lobby.

I know it's only 11 days until Christmas *gasp* BUT these pom pom crafts are definitely quick enough to do in a day. You could even hot glue pre made large pom poms on a wreath and get the same look as my yarn pom pom wreath.

Do you make a lot of your decorations?
Do you decorate more traditional or do you decorate to the beat of your own drummer boy? See what I did there?  Tee-hee.

I'd love to hear your ideas!

Let me know in the comments below.

Stay tuned to see how I made this Anthropologie inspired garland.  
I'll be posting all about it soon!


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