June 15, 2013

Liz makes a pom-pom wreath

Today, as I was browsing through Pinterest, I saw a cute tutorial on how to make a pom-pom. Of course, it was made with one of those fancy-shmancy pom-pom makers that you buy at the craft store. Now, I don't have one of those, but I do remember my mom teaching me how to make pom-poms with a fork! So I searched my cutlery drawer for the biggest fork I have (a serving fork), got to crafting and started making a wreath. Here's how I made my cute pom-pom wreath:

I used a bunch of yarn (four different colors), a giant fork, a pair of scissors, and embroidery hoop and later a crochet hook (not shown). 
Now place a 8" or so piece of thread between two of the prongs of the fork. Then wrap a ton of yarn around the fork. I usually wrap the yarn around 60-80 times. 
With the long piece of yarn you had between the prongs of the fork, tie a really tight double knot around all of the yarn.
Cut all of the loops and fluff it up until it resembles a pom-pom. Trim the strings until it's an almost perfect circle. Make sure to leave two long strings (they're hidden in the second photo) so you can tie it to the embroidery hoop.
Arrange all of your pom-poms around the embroidery hoop. I decided to make 12 pom-poms in four different colors (three of each color). Tie them on and cut of the excess yarn.
I decided to crochet a bow for the top of the wreath. You can find a tutorial for that here. I added some strings to make it resemble ties. 
Cute, right? And very easy!
I bet you could do wreaths for all sorts of holidays, like Independence Day or Christmas. Very cute! And the best part? You can cut off the pom-poms and reuse the embroidery hoop. 
Have a great Saturday everyone.
-L


28 comments:

  1. Oh this is so cute! Thanks for sharing the DIY!

    xoxo
    Juliette Laura
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  2. Oh so cute! How one earth did you come up with all of your ideas??? I love this, it is in my favorite 5 posts that you have done!!!

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    1. Thanks so much Summer! I do a lot of Pinteresting and Googling. But sometimes, like today, ideas just pop up in my head. :)
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  3. Wow!! You are really talented!!!
    Kisses
    Francy&Stef
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  4. So creative. This pom pom wreath is too adorable:)

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  5. oh my mawd! i just just just made a pom pom wreath for the 4th! it's going to be my July Bed art. ;) your wee poms are adorable!

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    1. That's awesome! I would love to make a fourth of july wreath. So cute!
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  6. this is adorable! your pom poms came out amazing!

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  7. SO cute! I will have to try to make one for my door! I am following you now VIA GFC and would love if you would follow me! Thanks for your sweet comment!
    XO
    dani
    Love Me, Dani Marie

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    1. Thanks, Dani Marie! :) I'll definitely follow you.
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  8. Thanks for your lovely words, it is much appreciated!
    Ooh, this is just adorable! Must make this for the next autumn!

    Have a great day,
    -Kati

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Kati! :)
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  9. I really think you're amazing

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  10. I like the idea of using an embroidery hoop as a wreath base! I love the crocheted bow too!

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    1. Me too! Pretty inexpensive, plus I already had one on hand!
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  11. This is so creative! I've never thought of using an embroidery hoop to make a wreath

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    1. Thanks so much! I like it because you can untie or cut off the pom-poms when you get bored and use the hoop for another project!
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  12. Hello!^ ^
    This is a really cute blog.You create so many lovely things!
    Really love that phrase "Happiness is homemade".

    http://itsthehue.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you so much! I'll be sure to check out your blog.
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  13. this is such a sweet decoration- and i like the knitted bow! i read somewhere that you can make pom poms with a fork, too- no fancy smancy machines for us ;)

    xo Marlen
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    1. Thank you Marlen! My mom taught me when I was really young to make them that way. :)
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