Monday, December 7, 2009

A Christmas Pom Pom Wreath




Hi everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!  I was busy making pom poms. I had a bunch of yarn that I've had ever since I tried to teach myself to knit two years ago.  I wanted to think of a way to use some of it, looked around the internet and came up with a pom pom wreath!


I  also love pom pom fringe so I decided to add some to my shelves for Christmas to tie it all together. But it's so cute I might just leave it up!


There are many many ways  to make pom poms. There are even pom  pom makers that you can buy. Normally I use the wind the yarn around my fingers or hand method but because I wanted to make different size pom poms I used different sized pieces of cardboard to make mine. Here's what I did.


Wind your yarn around a piece of cardboard. The more you wind around your cardboard the thicker your finished pom pom will be.


Cut an extra piece of yarn. This will be in the center and is what's going to hold your pom pom together.


Carefully take the yarn off the cardboard and tie a knot in the center with that extra piece of yarn.


Now cut the loops. It'll sort of look like a fluffy bow tie.




After you fluff it into a ball shape you may notice pieces that are longer than others , you can trim and shape your pom pom as much as you need to.







Then all I did was hot glue them onto a faux evergreen wreath. You can use a foam wreath or a straw one. I just happen to have extra evergreen ones that I decided not to use this year.




That's it. Very easy. I made my pom pom's while watching a movie and it's something the kids can help with also. I think it would be really pretty to use all one color! I might make an all white one.









Thanks for dropping by! Thursday is my friend Rhoda's ( Southern Hospitality ) "Home for the Holidays" party so I'll be back then.

67 comments:

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Manuela~ this is so whimsical and delightful. This is also the first Pom wreath I've seen. Thanks for sharing such a festive idea.

Sweet hoilday wishes,
Sara

glorv1 said...

Very nice Manuela.It's a great and easy idea. The sun is starting to appear after what has been rainy outside. It's cold though. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Take care. Have a great rest of the day.

Melissa Miller said...

That is so cute Manuela!
I really like how the pretty display cabinet looks as well.

Enjoy the joyous season!
~Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

First of all, your cabinet looks great Manuela! I can only hope I get some nice pics for the party ~ Rhoda's is the first of several I'm joining in on.

Love this pom pom wreath! It looks very fun and even looks warm.

My Cozy Cubby said...

Absolutely love your dishes! Thanks for the pom pom tutorial. Believe it or not, I could not remember how to make these! You saved me a googling trip!

Pamela

Shelia said...

Hi Manuela! Oh, your hutch is so beuatiful! And that little pom pom wreath! Adorable! What can you not do? :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Julie Harward said...

WHAT A DARLING IDEA WITH SOMETHING SO SIMPLE! IT TURNED OUT REALLY CUTE..THESE WOULD BE SO CUTE TO HAVE ALL OVER THE HOUSE OR NEIGHBOR GIFTS! YOU ARE A WONDER! Come say hi :D

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

How adorable is that!!!
Thanks for sharing the idea!
Merry Christmas

Darlene said...

That turned out so CUTE!! Love that idea!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Seeing your pom pom wreath brings back great memories from my childhood. I remember being obsessed making pom poms when I was a kid. Thanks for the memory. And your wreath is pretty cool if I do say so myself.

Miss Janice said...

This is so cute and how adorable it looks hanging on the hutch...which by the way, is sooo festive with the pom poms and dishes!

Sandy said...

I love the pom poms on your cabnet and I have never seen a wreath made from them, I will be making one of these!Thanks for sharing.
Sandy

Christina said...

Little pom poms of cheer. This is just a delight. Love it set against your beautiful dishware.

Heather said...

oooh i may try to make this one! so cute!!!

Natural Mama said...

This wreath is soo pretty and totally doable! You should link this to Kimba's DIY party at www.asoftplace.net. :) It's wonderful!!

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I haven't made pom poms in a long time, but what a great idea to use up extra yarn. It looks beautiful. So when are you going to write a book? I want to buy the first
copy :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Michelle Hoad said...

Very cute! I love all your transferware plates. I would like to start collecting some, but don't know where to start. I'm green eyed with jealousy. That's ok though, cause I always wanted green eyes instead of brown. My momma always said they were brown because I was full of,...
Nevermind.

jenjen said...

Manuela - so so cute! I love it! Do you mind if I post it on my Friday Favorites. So darling!

XXO
Jen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

The pom pom wreath turned out wonderful! I love all of the colors you used....

Tricia Anne said...

Oh my goodness! That is way too cute!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Betsy said...

That looks like a lot of fun! Very cute! A pom-pom party would be fun, wouldn't it? Kinda like a modern quilting bee. Then everyone could choose from the pile and make a wreath.

salmagundi said...

That wreath is so cute! It reminds me of the pom-poms we used to make to put on the laces of our ice skates. One of these days soon, I'll be posting about my bleached bottle-brush trees - I was really pleased with the way they turned out. Thanks for all of your inspiration. Sally

Ally0005 said...

Well my goodness, that is a cute wreath. You need to make them and sell them!!

Ally

Sarah said...

Manuela, what a charming idea! Great way to use all that yarn sitting in a basket, and I think your wreath turned out splendidly. Love the color combinations and that you made different sizes of pom-poms. Thanks for sharing. ~ Sarah

Nadine said...

I love it - it is so bright & cheerful! I like the idea of the pom-pom fringe too!

Blessings!
~Nadine

PS - The aprons hanging on the wall in my kitchen help to cover up the ugly fuse box behind them!

christine's cottage garden home said...

That wreath is so charming! I have some pom pom fringe, (red too), I might just have to put it in my hutch. Love it!

mizdarlin said...

Great idea! As a crocheter, I think it's another example of what can be done with " extra" yarn-, we consume our leftovers and reuse our "extras"..Simple and sweet-thanks!

Linda said...

Love the pom pom wreath and love you colors too. Linda

Rhondi said...

Hi Manuela
You make the neatest things. I love your sassy looking wreath!
Rhondi xo

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Manuela, how delightful....I could spend at least an hour staring at this gem...your china cabinet, that is. Ha. Gorgeous.

Barb ♥

Rosemary said...

Manuela,
That is adorable. Love the colors!!
Looks beautiful with your pretty dishes and decorations.
Rosemary

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Your pom pom wreath goes so well with your hutch. Perfect. And love the dishes.

Beth at Aunties said...

This is so soft and fun! It goes perfectly with your dishes. It is one some of my little granddaughters would enjoy making. Thank You for the tutorial.

I loved all your cloches. They were so BEAUTIFUL!
See you Thursday for Home for the Holidays!!!
~♥

Jen R. said...

Manuela! That is so cute!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Just Gorgeous Manuela!
I am learning so many great ideas from your blog! I remember making poms for my cheerleading days, this will be fun! Beautiful china!!! Wow! Cindy

Sandy said...

Hello Manuella,
What a creative idea. So very cute. I would love to try one of these when I get the time. Thanks so much for sharing!!

Nany said...

so gorgeous....here in Puerto Rico we can't find foam wreaths or plain ones.. I don't know why... since Michael's is not here anymore is very difficult to find supplies in little crafts stores...hus

Mrs.Rabe said...

So cute Manuela and fun!

I really like the colors you used as well!

Sherri @ Design2Shine said...

I love it! What a creative idea! Love the colors. Just too adorable.

Richella said...

How DARLING! Adorable. Thank you for explaining how to make those. Wouldn't they be a cute alternative to bows on packages!

Bonita said...

What a cute and clever idea!

Julie said...

How cute your pom poms are! You just always have such fun idea's, I just can't get enough!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

How cute is that! You did good.

Robin said...

Fantastic! You are a genuis - I love, love love it.

PattieJ said...

That turned out so cute!! I've been trying to come up with some ways to use up a lot of my extra yarn too! I LOVE those little red trees of yours!!!

Pattie

june@craftyniche said...

Oh that is so cute!

Rhonda in OK said...

so pretty - I really like your color combinations too.

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Did your mother or someone teach you all this stuff? Or were you just naturally born talented in the home decorating area? Every time I see you make something new, I am just astounded at what you do. I LOVE the red pom-poms on the shelves!
Brenda

Pat said...

I love it! The colors are beautiful ~ great job.

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

Your wreath is so fun! Great color choices!

Angie said...

This wreath is so unique and cute! I love the pompom trim on the cabinet and would leave it up all year!

Melanie said...

I love this. So cute and so much fun!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Very clever girl...I so remember as a kid making poms poms and even now I'll make them for tassels...thanks for sharing the wreath idea....hope all is well on your side of the mountain my friend....hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Cathy said...

Oh I must say I LOVE all of your gorgeous trasferware! Just beautiful!

Cathy ♥

Paula said...

Your pom-pom wreath is so cute! It looks vintage with a modern twist. I love it!

Kathleen Grace said...

I ber making pom pom things as a teen. The wreath is so fluffy and cute, what a great use for pom poms! I love the christmas dishes in the first photo. Johnson Brothers? I hadnt known they made them until this past week when I came upon that pattern online!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

What a darling idea! Thanks for sharing -- and thank you for your visit to my cloche blog last week -- always appreciete sweet visitors!

cinnamonwhirls said...

Very pretty! I've just discovered your blog and I'm enjoying reading your archives. :)

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Good morning Manuela!! You always come up with fresh and cute ideas. This is adorable.
Love,
Traceyxox

NYC Girl said...

Thank you for the great idea! Now I know what to do with all the leftover yarn from knitting my scarves!!!

Storybook Woods said...

LOVE your pom-pom wreath. Aren't they soo much fun to work with and sooo easy xoxo Clarice

Lallee said...

Love this! And I already have all the 'ingredients'. Hooray!

Mar said...

This is great ! I love that all of your ideas are so cute and that they don't cost a fortune. Thanks for the inspiration !

Merry Christmas,

Mary Anne

Blissitydoodah said...

Did you see my mouth drop open?!
Oooo baby I wanna do this :) I like things that look good that I don't have to think about.

Karen said...

OH my goodness, how stinkin' cute is that? !!!!!!
You my dear - have a wonderful creative side! Thanks so much for sharing all your wonderful ideas with all of us!
HAGD! Karen

Roxanne said...

I love it! Seriously, LOVE IT!

Jaimie said...

I'm featuring this on my blog for my tutorial Tuesday. I hope that that is okay! Stop on by to see your beauty! : )

http://yesmom8.blogspot.com/2009/12/tutorial-tuesday.html