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DIY Pompom Wreath

Who doesn’t love a good pompom? Or is it spelled pom pom? Haha, it’s one of “those” words that gets spelled both ways. Either way you spell it you’re going to love this bright and fun DIY Pompom Wreath!

Tall picture of colorful pompom wreath with text overlay

Previously I wrote and shared How to Make Perfect Pompoms and then I used them to make this cute Christmas Pompom Pillow. I love pulling that pillow out of my Christmas stash every year!

How to make your pompoms round?

Have you ever made a pompom and then you start trimming and trimming and trimming it? It gets smaller and smaller and smaller, and still it’s not quite round?

It’s not hard to make them perfectly round, you just need to know the trick. Yes, I’m going to share my secret 🙂

Not to worry, it’s not hard to make pompoms perfectly round, you just need to know the trick. 😀

Stick with me, I’m going to share that secret with you, so you can make your pompoms round and beautiful. So watch for that tip and illustration in the details below.

Supplies for a DIY Pompom Wreath

Planning your Pom Pom Wreath

You can really get creative here. Foam wreath forms come in 10″ all the way up to 18″ across. The bigger you go the more pompoms you’ll need to make.

I made my pompom wreath with a 12″ foam wreath and I covered mine with approximately 40 pompoms in varying sizes. If you want to cover both sides you’ll need about double that.

The pom pom makers come in 4-1/2″, 3-3/8″, 2-1/2″, 1-5/8″, 1-3/8″ and even smaller. I used all but the two largest size listed to make my diy pompom wreath.

You can also buy variegated yarn or just mix some colors together like I did.

Step 1: Start wrapping your pompoms

If you’ve never used one of the pom pom makers start with the larger one first. It feels awkward at first but after you’ve made a few it’s a breeze.

woman opening Pompom maker
  • Open up both halves of one side of a 3″ pompom maker.
  • Start wrapping yarn around the two halves from left to right.
  • Go back and forth wrapping the same number of times on both sides. See the chart at the end of this step for the loops I used.
  • Close that side.
    • When you close it on the form you want it snug, but you also want it to stay closed.
  • Open the other side and repeat the wrapping process.
  • Close that side when finished.
  • Cut a 12″ section of yarn and set aside until step 3.
hands wrapping pink yarn around pompom maker
hands wrapping yarn around full pom pom maker

Here are the approximate number of loops I made on each side of the 3 sizes of pom poms I used for my 12″ wreath.

2-1/2″ – 130 loops
1-5/8″ – 90 loops
1-3/8″ – 60 loops

This is just my estimate, the thickness of your yarn will increase or decrease this count. And, if you double or triple up the yarn for a variegated pompom reduce the number of loops accordingly.

Step 2: Cutting the pompoms

This is where sharp scissors are so important. If they have a narrow end even better.

  • Hold the wrapped pompom maker firmly in one hand and starting at one end place the tip of the scissors between the two halves on one side and start snipping the yarn.
  • Keep snipping until the yarn on that half has been separated.
  • Keeping the first side closed carefully rotate and repeat on the other half.
scissors cutting yarn for pompom wreath

The pompom will hold together and the yarn won’t slip in the maker if you wrapped it enough.

scissors cutting yarn in pompom maker

Step 3: Tying the pompom together

Grab that 12″ section of yarn and let’s get to tying this pompom together

  • Place the yarn around the maker and between the two halves
  • Gently pull both ends until it slips in against the yarn.
  • Tie a Double Starting Knot and gently but firmly pull it to tighten the pom pom threads together until it won’t tighten further.
    • A double starting knot reduces slipping and is the first part of tying your shoes but with the looping end looped twice instead of just once.
  • Tie the yarn again into a final knot.
hands tying yarn around both halves of pom pom maker
final tie of yarn for pom pom
  • Open up the two halves then pull the pom pom maker apart.
  • Remove from the form as is, do not fluff it yet.
flat pom pom on maker form.

How do you make a perfectly round pompom?

I promised I’d share my trick and tip for making the perfect Pompom and this may change your life. LOL, ok it won’t really but it will save you frustration and time.

No matter what type of pompom maker you use, even if you use your hand, they have to be trimmed or they look messy.

Without this trick you’ll be trimming and trimming and trimming. Oh you get the point. Here’s the amazing trick you’ll want to use too.

Step 4: How to trim pompoms

  • Cut two pieces of cardstock or light cardboard into a circle the size of the pompom maker you used.
    • You can use a glass or a cup that’s close in size. Trim down as necessary.
  • Place the flattened pompom onto one piece of cardboard.
  • Top with the second piece of cardboard and align both sides.
  • Trim away excess yarn beyond the cardboard.
  • Do not fluff it yet 🙂
  • Separate the yarn along the edge you just trimmed and flatten the pompom in the opposite direction.
  • Replace the cardboard sections, line them up, and trim again.
flat Pom pom held in right and
flat pom pom between cardboard circle
scissors trimming pompom sandwiched between cardboard circles
flattened pom pom in left hand ready to be trimmed
If you want to keep the longer tie on the pom pom roll it up before topping with the second cardboard circle as shown above.

Now you can fluff your pompom and make it pretty 😀

pom pom being shaken against fingers to fluff.

So now that you finished one pompom you’re an expert. It’s time to get busy and creative making the other 40-100 pompoms depending on what size pom pom wreath you’re making.

Get creative and combine colors for a variegated look or make 50/50 pompoms by using different colors of yarn on each side of the pompom maker.

I made most of mine in the evenings watching TV. Be warned, the yarn dust will be everywhere. Even in your nose LOL

You’ll be sick of counting by the time it’s all over but that will help you get consistent looking pom poms. Lay them all out and admire your work.

pile of colorful pompoms ready to make a wreath

I love the Purple, Green, and Blue pompoms the best. Those are the colors I bought and used when I took pictures of the repurposed DIY Yarn Bowl I made for my mom last year.

How to assemble your DIY Pompom Wreath

Now the fun really begins.

Using the floral pins (because regular sewing pins might not be strong enough) start attaching them to your wreath form. Poke through the thick middle of the pom pom and then into the wreath.

Pinning a green pompom to a wreath form.

Layer and fill in with smaller pompoms here and there.

ping and orange pompom ready to pin to wreath form

I started out using glue and pins but then found glue to be completely unnecessary. No glue made relocating or adjusting the pompoms much easier.

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You might be an all “willy-nilly” kind of person and just stick them on letting them land where they land. I so want to be like you!! And I was, sort of. I ended up repositioning a few here and there if I had too many of one color together.

adding small white pompom to colorful diy pompom wreath

Attach a pretty grograin ribbon to the back of your new pompom wreath with a few floral pins. This will help it lay flat against your wall or door. Or you can slip it around the form before attaching the last few pompoms.

Wide picture of completed DY Pompom Wreath hanging on door.

I’m seriously in love with how this colorful pompom wreath turned out. It’s been hanging in my office and I think that might be where it lives for a while. I love seeing it every time I sit down to work on my blog ❤

Tall view of diy pom pom wreath hanging on white door

LOVE IT, PIN IT!!

Colorful DIY Pompom Wreath closeup with text
Closeup of colorful DIY Pompom Wreath

Colorful DIY PomPom Wreath

Yield: 1
Active Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours
Difficulty: Easy

Want a fun and beautiful Pompom Wreath for your front door or even inside your home? Let me show you how easy it is to make this colorful DIY Pompom Wreath. And I'm sharing my trick for perfectly round pom poms every time.

Customize this DIY Pom Pom Wreath with your favorite colors for any season - Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, and Christmas! An easy decor and craft project for the entire family.

Instructions

Plan out which colors you want to use.

The more colors you choose the more options you have for mixing and creating interest. But also the more yarn you need to purchase and you may have leftovers. But you can use those for other projects.

Start making your pompoms.

  1. Start wrapping your pompoms around the halves of the pompom maker and close it up snugly.
  2. Insert the tip of the scissors between the two halves and cut yarn.
  3. Use a piece of yarn slipped between the two halves of the maker. First with a double starting knot and then the finish knot. (see post step 3 for details).
  4. Trim the edges of the pompom following the details and images in Step 4 of the post.
  5. Fluff the pompoms and repeat the process to make 40-100 pompoms depending on the size of DIY Pompom Wreath you want to make.


How to Assemble your DIY Pom Pom Wreath

Using the floral pins (because regular sewing pins might not be strong enough) start attaching them to your wreath form. Poke through the thick middle of the pom pom and then into the wreath. Layer and fill in with smaller pompoms here and there.

adding small white pompom to colorful diy pompom wreath

Attach a pretty grograin ribbon to the back of your new pompom wreath with a few floral pins. This will help it lay flat against your wall or door. Or you can slip it around the form before attaching the last few pompoms.

Notes

The cost of your DIY Pom Pom Wreath will be dependent on how many colors you want to mix. I used 7 colors so I needed 7 skeins of yarn. You can usually get some nice bundles of yarn online in a variety of colors that go nicely together.

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