Maybe you noticed my title didn’t provide my “success or fail” opinion on this project. I didn’t want to influence your decision to love or hate this wreath, but I’m sure my feelings toward this wreath will be revealed throughout the post. Â ð
The wreath (the original post is MIA) that inspired this creationÂ spoke to me. Â The colors were so bright and cheery, the pom pom concept was so fun, and the instructions were basic.
Because the wreath was so perfect, I attempted to recreate it exactly as the original. Hence my color choices, even though they match nothing in my home. Oops.
I scoured the aisles of Hobby Lobby for the cheapest yarn I could find. Â I purchased five colors at $2.66 per skein, but only ended up using probably four full skeins. Â $10.64Â
The foam wreath was $4.99 at Hobby Lobby.
I have a lifetime supply of hot glue, so to figure the cost of the stick of glue I used would be pretty absurd and inconsequential.
The actual construction of the pom poms is simple. Â Take the yarn wrap around two or three fingers 30 or 40 times. Â Gently slide yarn off fingers and tie a small string of yarn around the center of the pile. Â Insert scissors into the loops and cut. Â Poof out yarn strands and you will have a perfect pom pom.Â
After you have made 3,000 pom poms (ok, only 60 – 65) you are ready to begin gluing. Â I tried a couple different methods of attaching the pom poms to the wreath and hot glue is by far the best. Â I selected the pom poms at random giving little thought to the arrangement of the colors.
It is pretty impossible for me to estimate how long this wreath actually took me to make. I started working on it while we were visiting family for Thanksgiving and finished it two months later. Â It doesn’t take much time to make a single pom pom. Â If you don’t have a million interruptions from toddlers who need everything on the planet all day long, then I’m guessing you could have this done in just a few hours.
Here is my finished product. It seriously reminds me of 70’s shag carpet. Â So, if that is your style you definitely need to make this wreath! Â ð
The colors of this wreath are not my favorite. Â I was attempting to copying a picture I found online, but frankly the shades of colors in the cheap yarn were just too vibrant for this color combination. Â If the colors were different, I’m certain it would look less like shag carpet!
The pom poms could be smaller. Â I wrapped the yarn around three fingers which created nice size pom poms. Â If I had only used two fingers, I think the size would be less reminiscent of shag carpet also. Knowing I would be super distracted while working on this, I chose the larger pom poms. They are easier to slip off your fingers, tie off, and cut. You also would need many more pom poms if you made the smaller ones.
In the end, I think I would make this wreath again….with different colors and smaller pom poms! Try it out and be sure to show me your beautiful creations!