Valentine’s Day Pom-Pom Yarn Wreath

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and it brings such lovely and  fun colours with it! I love the deep reds, pinks and whites that we get to play with.

Valentines-yarn-wreath-Crafts-UnleashedAnd if there’s an excuse to make some decor, I’m all over it! Maybe it’s the cool weather, but I’ve been wanting to work with yarn these days. While my crocheting skills are a bit rusty, I knew that I could whip up a mean pom-pom.

Supplies needed to make your own Valentine’s Day pom-pom yarn wreath:supply2

Pom Pom Wreath Materials - Suburble.comBefore this project, I had never worked with a pom-pom loom, but I was intrigued. And once I got started, I immediately loved it!

The package comes with three different sizes of  looms. I opted for the medium-sized loom, as the poms were nice and full, but small enough to match the size of the wreath form.

Pom Pom Guides - Suburble.comThe loom was easy to work with:

1. First, the yarn is threaded through the slit at the front of the loom.

2. Then the yarn is run through the back slit and back over to the circular shape of the loom. The yarn is wrapped over the single thread of yarn.

3. The amount of times that the yarn is wrapped around the loom determines how full the pom-pom will be. I think pom-poms look the happiest when they’re quite bushy.

Make a Pom Pom Collage 1 - Suburble.com4. The yarn is cut from the back of the loom and the front tail is retrieved to tie a knot. Tie this knot tightly, as it is holding the pom-pom together.

5. The loom has a space along its curved spine to cut the pom-pom free.

6. Snip along the back of the loom (and feel free to use your sharp craft scissors – I had a four year old helper, so she used kid-scissors in this project).

Make A Pom Pom Collage 2- Suburble.comAnd voila! A perfect pom-pom is now ready to be placed on your yarn wreath! The curved shape of the loom guarantees that your pom-pom will have a nice round shape.

Pom Pom Instructions 7 - Suburble.comIt wasn’t long before I got into a pom-pom making groove. And with the loom being so simple, I even had a little helper available (she managed to make quite a few pom-poms on her own)!

Pom Pom Maker (Kids help too!) - SuburbleI made about 60 medium-sized pom-poms for this project.

Using long corsage pins with a head (the longer the pins, the stronger the hold into the foam), I stuck the pom-poms into the wreath form. I tried to slip the pin through a piece of yarn each time I stuck on the pom-pom, just to be sure that it was firmly placed.

Pinning Pom Poms To Make A Wreath - Suburble.com The pom-poms should be placed fairly close together; it’s important not to forget to fill the inside and outside of the yarn wreath.

Starting Pom Pom Wreath - Suburble.comI arranged the pom-poms in a random pattern – though I was careful to avoid accidentally creating stripes. I didn’t want a candy cane wreath! 

Spacing out Pom Poms for Wreath - Suburble.comAnd when it was finished, I had a full yarn wreath of happy and colourful pom-poms. I hung it on the door with a wide ribbon.

Pom Pom Wreath (Plain) - Suburble.comBut… it still needed something.

I grabbed some wooden blanks and free-handed a heart with the glue gun. The yarn stuck easily, and I was left with a simple little yarn heart!

Pom Pom Wreath - Make A Yarn Heart - Suburble.comI put a few globs of hot glue on the back of the wood and stuck them to the yarn wreath. Easy peasy!

Pom Pom Wreath - Yarn Hearts - Suburble.comMr. Suburble thought I should stop here. He liked the simplicity of the yarn wreath as it was. But I wanted to fuss it up a bit.

Valentines-yarn-wreath-Crafts-Unleashed-4I added a bow to the top of the wreath, just for a bit of flair. It is completely the wreath-owner’s discretion: to bow or not to bow?

That IS the question!

Valentines-yarn-wreath-Crafts-Unleashed-2Have a bit of fun with pom-poms and create your own Valentine’s Day Yarn wreath. And if you’ve got eager little crafters in the house, put them to work with the loom. You’ll be amazed at how quickly they pick it up!

About Tara

Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on "making!"), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it's time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what we're up to!

Comments

  1. This was a perfect quick project to warm up my front door! Thank you for the idea! I may add something to the front like you did. Just have decided just yet what I would like to do.

    • I’m so glad that you love it! I know – it’s tough to decide if you want to “garnish” your wreath or not! Let me know what you decide!

  2. Jenny Hunt says:

    This is so cute. Can’t wait to make several for all the holidays. thanks for the idea

  3. a relly nice idea!

    I linked to your tutorial on my blog – thanks for sharing!

    ♥, doro von Hand zu Hand

  4. I am not finding these looms at places like Hobby Lobby, Michaels or AC Moore? Any suggestions?

  5. Awesome wreath Tara!! I need to get me a pair of these pom pom makers!

  6. What a cute wreath! Pom-pom makers have been on my to-buy list forever. I think I need to move them to the top of the list! They turned out perfect, and anything I can get the kids involved in is a win!

    Love the ribbon too! I’m with some of the other ladies TO BOW. :)

    • Thank you, Kadie! I’m still on the bow train – I’m glad that I kept it on there.

      And yes, any time the kids can easily help me craft, I’m sold. (It was nice to have a helper, actually!)

  7. That’s a lot of pom poms! What was your approx. time to complete them? I’ve always been hesitant to do pom poms but your project is cute and makes me want to give it a whirl!

    • It took me about an hour and a half to complete all of the pom-making. The assembly of the wreath was super fast (just putting pins in the poms and sticking)… this was REALLY simple! Let me know if you make it, Melanie!

  8. It looks lovely and I’m glad you fussed it up a bit!! LOL!

  9. Those looms are awesome! Even my boys would probably dig making poms with them! This is awesome, Tara- great work!

    • The loom was so easy to use – I couldn’t believe how fast Lila picked it up! I’m sure your boys would get a kick out of making the poms, Sky!

  10. This is adorable! Great job!

  11. I never know what to do with pom poms, haha – what a cute idea! And also – ALWAYS the bow! I love it!!

  12. Very pretty. Where did you get your ribbon? It’s unusual and I would like to have some. Thanks for the great ideas.

  13. Tara, I LOVE this wreath! I’ve never used pom pom makers before but I definitely NEED to pick up a set! Well done! :D

    • Marilyn, honestly – considering how inexpensive they were, too – the looms are a perfect way to make a perfect pom-pom!

      And thank you. I’m really pleased with how it turned out, too.

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