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.
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.
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!