I know everyone is very different about their decorating. In my house, I try to only decorate with items that I have handmade for the holidays and that really mean something to our family. Our home doesn’t have a lot of storage so I have to be selective about what we carry over from year to year. In a nod to my yarn and knitting habit, this year the house is decorated in pom-poms for the season. I created this easy yarn pom-pom & ornament garland and I got out my yarn pom-pom trees that I created last year to decorate a shelf in our kitchen. Other than that, we keep it fairly simple with fresh greenery that doesn’t take up valuable storage.
Each year I dedicate my Black Friday to one craft that I have always wanted to try. When I first started knitting it was all about finding projects out of my comfort zone. This year though, I decided to tackle a crafting to-do that I have wanted to do for many, many years…it is a pom-pom wreath for our front door. Just as my autumn burlap wreath carried me through from Halloween to Thanksgiving, this pom-pom wreath in cream has all of the magic of the holiday season, but can be carried over into the spring months due to its neutral tones.
This craft can’t be whipped up quick, but the reward is great. In fact, I smiled today as I pulled up to my front door. Just seeing it and knowing the labor of love that went into creating it makes my heart truly happy. If you are a maker, you know the joy that comes with the completion of a craft project you have always wanted to do and then have done it well. It’s unlike any other feeling.
1- 18″ straw wreath (leave it wrapped in the plastic)
5-6 skeins of Lion Brand Hometown USA Los Angeles Tan Yarn (use this for reference, but I found the cheapest pricing at Walmart, but can also be found on sale at JoAnn Fabrics)
Large Clover Pom-Pom Maker (we are using the blue one)
How to Make a Pom-Pom Wreath
1. Following the pictures above, create your pom-poms using your Clover Pom-Pom Maker. You can create these and pin as you go to see how many you end up needing for your wreath.
2. After you make your pom-poms (which will take one million years- don’t say I did not warn you), you can begin pinning them on your wreath form. Make sure that you leave your straw wreath in the plastic. Using pins, pin your pom-poms with two to three pins each and then fluff them. You will want to start adding a pom-pom in the center, then on one side, then on the other side. Continue stacking them this way, next to each other, making sure that the form is covered. No need to make these extremely tight so you can make sure that your pom-poms really fluff up and stand to attention.
3. Continue adding pom-poms, pinning, and fluffing until your entire wreath is covered. Once you hang your wreath, pull on pom-poms to see if everything is secure and add any pins as needed.
I hope this wreath makes you as happy as it has made me. I couldn’t be happier to have tackled this project over my Black Friday weekend and I hope it can brighten a corner in your home too!