I can’t believe it’s almost Christmas already. I think we’ve reached my family’s favorite time of the year. It’s hunting season for CJ, so he’s gone most of November and December. Easton loves the snow, the cold, and the increased amount of treats getting made. Aubree we aren’t too sure about the cold but we know she loves food and pretty things. So the Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, along with all the Christmas lights have me convinced it could be her favorite time of the year as well. I love it all! The snow, lights, food, treats, family, and of course the decor.
My goal this year is to make sure the house is the most coziest and dreamiest it’s ever been. So wanting to buy every Christmas decor item that inspires me is tough. It’s tough for everyone. We have presents to buy for our family and friends, and grocery lists doubled the size than our regular everyday grocery lists. I found that perfect Christmas & Winter wreath for this year and I had to have it until I saw the price but also out of stock. Instantly I knew I’d DIY one myself. Here was my inspiration:
I purchased all my supplies from Hobby Lobby other than the items I already had. This project took patience and some time. Try not to stress about it too much and don’t worry about it being perfect. It’s an easy project but again PATIENCE PATIENCE PATIENCE…
• Wreath Base [ styrofoam or straw]
• Yarn style & color of your choice [I used 2 whole skeins of yarn]
• 2-3 inch cardboard cutout
• Hot Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
Start by taking the first bit of string from the yard and start wrapping excessively around the cardboard cutout. I didn’t count the number of times I wrapped it, just until I reached the amount of size and thickness I wanted. Cut the string from the skein of yarn. It will look something like this after you cut it from the skein…
Take the wrapped yarn off the cardboard cutout gently [there is a lot of gentleness that goes into this project, so be aware everything I say gently] and lay flat with each of the strings laying opposite of each other…
Gently wrap the string around the bundle of yarn. Try and keep the bundle as compact as possible while wrapping the string around it. Don’t be afraid to wrap the strings 2-3 times around the bubble. Tighten as tight as possible and finish with a double knot. It should look like this afterwards…
Use scissors to cut all the loops on each end of the tightened knot. Once all loops are cut, start trimming around the pom pom you just made. Trimming will help the pom pom look even.
Before trimmed & even pom pom…
After I trimmed the pom pom…
After I made all the pom poms [I went through 2 whole skeins of yarn] I used my hands to fluff them up a little more. Then I used a dog brush to break up the yard strings even more. You could use any brush or comb you have around the house. Continue to make the rest of the pom poms.
Once you have your desires look for the pom poms, plug your glue gun in and start gluing them on to your wreath base.
After I finished glueing all the pom poms [& reached my patience] I used my hands to gently fluff up the wreath even more. Yes along with all the gentleness and patience that goes into this project, there’s also a lot of fluffing!
I hung my finished wreath on a command hook, both between my windows and on my window frame hanging on our wall. I use command hooks for almost all my wreaths because I move them around the house constantly and they leave absolutely no marks. I highly recommend them for all your wreaths as well.
I also just added a couple pieces of ribbon to the same command hook the wreath was hanging from. I think it gave it more of a whimsical look to the wreath. It’s simple to just take away as well.
I hope the tutorial was easy and helpful for anyone looking to make a similar wreath or a new Christmas wreath. I also want to thank you guys for stopping by the blog today, it means so much to me. If you have any questions about ANYTHING, please leave a comment, shoot me and email, or message me. You can also follow me for much more on my Instagram and Facebook! Hope you all have a happy day! xx