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It’s no secret I love Anthropologie. When I spotted the gorgeous pom pom wreath they came out with a couple years ago I wanted it but the size (and the cost!) were not ideal. So I decided to make my own pom pom wreath diy!
There are hundreds of different types of pom pom wreaths you can make and for tons of different seasons. And I’ll be frank, as soon as I realized how easy it is to make pom poms, I wanted to make ALL the pom pom crafts!
You can make pom pom garlands, pom pom mobiles (I actually already made one of these with one of my nieces!) – there are so many different things you can do! But first, let’s chat about pom pom wreaths (we’ll get to other pom pom crafts in the future).
The Easiest Pom Pom Wreath DIY
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I liked the look of a variety of colors that Anthropologie had on theirs, so I made one focusing on pinks, orange, reds, whites and blues. However you could do all one color (white for winter time, pink for a Valentine’s pom pom wreath) or a couple of colors (black and orange for Halloween, red and green for a Christmas wreath!) or any variety of colors!
I plan on using my wreath from fall through Christmas because the colors can easily go with both.
How do you make a pom pom wreath?
Let’s talk about how to actually make a pom pom wreath. First up, the supplies!
Pom Pom Wreath Supplies
- Yarn in whatever colors you like! (I bought roughly 7 skeins of yarn and have a lot of leftover – get this from Amazon, Michaels, or any local craft store)
- Pom Pom Makers
- Foam Wreath Form (I used a 14″ foam wreath)
- Sharp Scissors (regular scissors might have a hard time cutting through the yarn – I recommend these scissors!)
Pom Pom Wreath DIY Steps
1. Make Pom Poms Using a Pom Pom Ring
To start with, you need to learn how to make pom poms and trust me, it’s easy! So easy that my 4 year old can do most of it (minus the cutting). If he can do it, you can too!
Here are the steps but you can also watch the video.
How do you use a pom pom ring?
- Wrap one set of arms of the pom pom maker with yarn.
- Close that side and wrap the other side. (You can either cut the yarn after completing the first side or just continue on to the next side.)
- Close both arms (so it forms a circle).
- Take your scissors and cut down the middle of the outside of the pom pom maker.
- Next wrap a piece of yarn all the way through where you just cut. Make sure you leave enough of a tail to wrap it around the wreath form and knot it.
- Double knot the string very tightly.
- Open up the pom pom maker and ta da! A pom pom!
How many pom poms you need for your wreath depends! It varies on the size of both your wreath, the size of the pom pom maker and how tightly together you want your pom poms. I made about 65 pom poms for my 14″ wreath.
2. Tie the pom poms to your wreath form.
Next, you’ll want to simply tie the pom poms on to the wreath form. I personally like to knot my pom poms on to the wreath form rather than hot gluing so i can easily swap out colors if I decide to!
This also makes it super easy to manipulate the pattern a bit to move colors around and make it look exactly how you want.
3. Pin loose pom poms in place.
I found that a few of my pom poms needed a little bit of help to stay in place. Using pins, pin any loose pom poms in place to keep them where you want them.
4. Hang it up and enjoy!
Use a wreath hanger to hang it to your door or command strip to hang it somewhere else – the options are endless!
And now, a few tips and tricks to help you out!
Pom Pom Wreath FAQ and Tips + Tricks
1. Thick yarn makes more fluffy pom poms.
I used a variety of thick yarn and skinny yarn so you can see the difference in the photos above. There’s no “right” or “wrong”, just what you like best!
2. Use multiple colors when you make a pom pom.
You can wrap colors together or wrap each side with different colors to switch up what your pom poms look like.
3. Wrap more yarn for thicker pom poms.
The more yarn you wrap on your pom pom maker the thicker and more full your pom poms will be!
And that’s it! A super easy Pom Pom Wreath DIY. I hope you’re inspired to make your own pom pom wreath for your own home!