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.
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