A Pinterest Christmas: DIY Pom Pom Wreath

This is the first post in A Pinterest Christmas blog series happening this December,
where myself and several other friends and friends-of-friends across the country will be making fun,
Pinterest inspired (Pinspired) holiday decorations, treats, and keepsakes.

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DIY pom wreath (p)inspired from the little things: cute, crafty, and candy coloured

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This is what we like to call the lazy girl pom pom tutorial. All you need is yarn and scissors!

Sally and I started this project a couple weekends ago when we should have been packing up our house.
Instead, I unpacked my craft supplies and we had ourselves a crafternoon.
Kenley and Margot joined, but they were not much help.

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To make your pom pom, start your yarn with some slack and get ready to wrap around two fingers…
or three or four, if you want your pom to be bigger.

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Wrap, wrap, wrap the yarn.

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Continue to wrap until you have a good chunk. If you think you should do more, do it.
You can never have too much, but you can have too little.

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Slide the yarn off your fingers gently creating some slack on the other end.

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Wrap the slack from the end around the center and pull very tight.

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It should be wrapped tight enough that it should look like a bow.

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Once it is wrapped tight, tie a knot in the middle with your two ends of slack.

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You should still have some slack after you have tied the knot. This will come in handy later.

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Cut open the yarn on each side of the tie.

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You should have no loops after you’ve made all the cuts.

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Gently roll the pom between your hands to give it some fluff.

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Getting closer.

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Trim the ends of the pom all the way around so they are all the same length, giving the pom a rounded look.
The “haircut” is really what makes the pom look great.

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Ta-da!

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I got a plain wreath at Jo-Ann’s for 40% off, so it was around $11!

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Tie the pom onto the branch with the slack that was cut.

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Progress!

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Here is the final product! I am obsessed.

For the adorable bow tutorial, head over to Sally’s blog to find out how I did it.
It’s easy, but not as easy as our lazy girl pom poms.

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Don’t forget to check out the other fun projects happening each week during A Pinterest Christmas:

Amanda @ Without a Doubt – DIY Sweater Wreath
Sally @ Chacha and Mogo – Pom Poms All Around
Michelle @ this grey house – Quick & Easy Wreath/Garland
Misha @ emerald city diaries – reindeer wreath & felted garland
Maggi @ Greg, Maggi & Rodney – Letter Wreath

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Have you made any fun wreaths lately?

7 thoughts on “A Pinterest Christmas: DIY Pom Pom Wreath

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