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.
And 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:
- 12X2 inch Styrofoam Wreath
- Caron One Pound Yarn in Rose
- Caron One Pound Yarn in White
- Caron One Pound Yarn in Claret
- Pom-Pom Loom
- Corsage Pins
- Wood Circle Cutouts
- Glue Gun
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.
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.
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).
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.
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!
That IS the question!
Have 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!Google+