Make an Anthro-inspired mini-pom pom wreath…

I had so many questions about how I  made my mini-wreaths, that I thought I would do a tutorial on them.
I love the HUGE Anthroplogie wreath, but it is a bit out my budget.  I did calculate how much it would cost to make and it would be about 8-10 skeins of yarn and even on-sale that would be about  $60- $80. If you figure in your time, it’s actually not  a bad price.
But, the small ones are so cute and quick, you could make a few for the backs of your chairs like I did! They are fast and the kids can even help make the pom-poms.
You’ll need:
1- embroidery hoop. I used the second to next smallest size. It’s about 6 inches.
Hot glue (be careful with the hot glue so you don’t melt the yarn.)
1-2 skeins of white, thick wooly yarn
a 5 x 7 cardboard square. An old greeting card or card stock folded in half will do.
scissors
Ribbon For a bow. I found some very cute Swedish-inspired ribbon at Micheal’s.
 Separate your two pieces of embroidery hoop. You can use both to make 2 wreaths because you won’t see the back.
The size of your card stock and how much you wrap your yarn will determine the size and how full your pom-poms are.
Wrap your yarn around your card stock about 40-60 times. The more loops the fuller it will be.
 Once you have wrapped it as full as you like, carefully gather it together and pinch it in the middle. Slowly pull it off of the cardstock retaining the loops.
 Take a bit of the yarn and tie a knot around the bunch right in the center.
 Carefully cut all of the loops with out pulling the yarn.
 Once all of your loops are cut, you’ll have  a shaggy ball. Take a sharp pair of scissors and trim the shaggy mess to a neat round shape.
 Carefully hot glue your  trimmed pom-poms to the embroidery hoop.
Don’t be afraid to squeeze your pom-poms in together.
 Hot glue your bow, use  a scrap of yarn to tie a loop through the top to hang your wreath and your ready to go!

I hope you have a great weekend!!!
Jen
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Comments

  1. 2

    says

    lovely interpretation Jen! and wrapping those pom poms on the cardboard always reminds me of my mom when I was little :) blessings on the rest of your Christmas season

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    says

    Thank you for sharing this Jen! I LOVE your petite wreaths on the back of your chairs! I am going to do this next Christmas!Maybe I have time to check out on deals for yarn and supplies to make it even cheaper! Have a great weekend!

  3. 6

    says

    These wreaths are so adorable! I think they could be left up for January too! I just love them and I think it would be a fun craft to do with my two duaghters. Thank you for sharing the very easy to follow tutorial. I so need simple steps like you shared in order to do any craft, so again, thank you!!!

  4. 7

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    Jennifer,

    What a great idea to use the embroidery wreath! I was in the process of making a mid sized version of the wreath but had planned to attach the pompoms to an old grape vine wreath I have (lets just say it was working the best, haha!) I have a thing for balls of yarn so I always pick it up at yard sales over the summer. Did you end up with fuzz all over the place? It looks like shearing time at our house right now! :)

    Have a wonderful day!

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    Jen,
    ADORABLE!!!! These are the cutest ever. Love them on the back of your chairs. So cute.
    Kris
    ps. I got the angel crown and jewels. Thanks so much she is so pretty adorned with her new crown and necklace. Thanks again so much. Love her.

  6. 18

    says

    Really cute Jennifer! I hadn’t seen the Anthro one yet – don’t know how I missed it since I adore that store!! But this is a great tutorial!! Thanks so much for sharing :-)

  7. 22

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    Very cute…thanks so much for sharing! I was just looking at the pompom makers a couple of days ago at Hobby Lobby so I could try to make these. With your instructions it will be SO much easier! Blessings ~ Judy

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