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12 Days of Christmas – DIY Snowball Wreath

Day Nine of the 12 Days of Christmas –   Wreaths

Today’s 12 Days of Christmas challenge is about wreaths.  Wreaths are such a tradition for Christmas, my Mom was very practical and not into decor very much, but she always insisted on having a beautiful wreath for Christmas.   On the other hand I don’t remember ever hanging one for Christmas, so this is the year I am joining in.

Are you getting as excited about the holidays as I am?  Everything here is  decorated just putting the finishing touches on the sparkly stuff and starting to think about the menu.  Decorating and seeing all the creativity came alive really puts me in the holiday mood.
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Free Snowball Wreath

This wreath started as a snowball pillow for my grand daughters room.  I had it all made and on the bed and  the pom poms were staying together very well, but the wool itself was really shedding.    The wool is so soft its like a cloud but I didn’t like it being on the bed.  As a result I tore it apart and made this snowball wreath out of  pom poms instead and I love it.
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Making the Pom Poms

You will need 50 large pom poms for this large 18″ wreath.  Of course if your wreath is smaller you will need less of them.  It took me about a week to make them doing a few a day as I was sitting and visiting with my son who just moved back home.

Using the Clover Pom Pom Maker

As I was planning on making lots I did some research online and finally chose the Clover brand pom pom maker as it had really good reviews.   The two makers were $13 in Canada at Michaels  and I got them 50% off with a coupon.  So worth the cost. I am not being paid for my opinion at all and I have to say I love it.  It’s fast  and easy to use.  It took me 7 minutes to make a large pom pom and because of the design of the maker the cut threads are similar in length.
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Here is a complete tutorial video from Red Tea Art    it shows you how to use the pom pom if you need full instructions.

Basically open the pom pom maker. Keeping both sides together.
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Wrap the wool around the blue parts of the maker until it is full with wool. Concentrate on wrapping the wool around the maker in a straight line.  Don’t worry if the wool isn’t perfectly straight,  a slant is no big deal you can always trim your pom pom when done.

Once you have both sides full of wool, close the pom pom maker and snip it in the middle.  Cut the wool with scissors where I have the blue arrow.
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Do not use wool to tie your pom pom together, use dental floss.  It is much thinner and stronger than wool or string, so you can pull it really right and  you will end up with a much more secure pom pom.   Wrap the dental floss around the pom pom maker where you just cut the wool.  Pull the floss as tight as you can and add knot firmly

Pull the two sides of your pom pom maker apart to release the pom pom.  Place them back together and start on the next one.

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Assembling the Snowball Wreath

I have a large wreath form that’s been kicking around for so long I don’t remember.  Unfortunately it is 18 inches so it needed 50 pom poms to fill it.  You can use a smaller wreath form if you like.

The supplies are simple.  A form, a little bit of matching wool, a large eyed needle for the wool and 50 pom poms.
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First row –  Tie the end of the wool to the wreath form with a knot.  Cut four or five feet of wool off and thread the other end onto the large needle.  Place your pom poms on the top of the wreath.  Sew each one through the middle of the pom pom.  When you pinch your pom pom you will be able to feel where the center is with the ties dental floss, pass the needled through that loop.

Pass the needle through the frame and then continue with the next pom pom all the way around.   Cut the wool and tie the end to the wreath form.

Second row – Starting with a new piece of yarn attach another row of pom poms on the inside of the wreath form.

Third row = The last row is placed on top of the first row of pom poms.  This time attach the pom poms and run the thread through both layers of the pom poms to the form.   Continue to the next pom pom.

Final Finishing

You may find that you pom poms flop around a bit.  To fix this sew one pom pom to it’s neighbour, making sure to pull the wool through the center of the pom pom.  Do this along each row.

Print out the Free Snowballs Printable  on to cardstock. Hole punch the two top corners and tie them to the wreath form with some wool.  My wreath has a plastic dollarstore snowflake snuggled into the snowball wreath.

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Be sure to visit  the other bloggers and find more inspiration for your Christmas decor.

Christmas

 


 

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28 thoughts on “12 Days of Christmas – DIY Snowball Wreath

    1. Thank you very much, Debra. I like how it turned out as well. This Christmas for whatever reason I am all about snowball decor.

    1. When I started with the original cushion idea I knew I needed a better way to make the pom poms. The pom pom maker was so worth the cost. I love mine.

  1. I love your wreath but WOW that’s a lot of pom-poms you had to make! 🙂 I used my clover pom-pom maker for my wreath too but I only had to make three!

    Tania

    1. They are a great tool, aren’t they? It took me about a week to make the pom poms whenever I was sitting around I would create one or two.

    1. Thank you Gail, I am really enjoying snowball decor this year. I find them fun to decorate with. Glad you like it. Merry Christmas.

    1. As I was planning on making a large pillow or two I wanted to find a better way. Good bye cardboard let me tell you lol.

      Thank you for commenting.

    1. That’s so pretty and snuggly looking Leanna! I would love it! I’ve heard of the Clover Pom-Pom maker, and I wanted it for Christmas, but forgot to tell the hubby this year. I would definitely have to have a little help in making one. Pom Poms are big this year. Thanks for the tip on using the dental floss!

    1. I always did it that way as well, but broke down and spent some money because I was making so many of them. For whatever reason Emily this year was all about snowballs for me.

  2. Thank you for your great tutorial! The wreath is beautiful and has inspired me to buy the tool to make my own pom-poms. Thank you so much for sharing at Party in Your PJ’s! I’ve pinned and shared.

    1. Thank you Teresa. I wasn’t able to enter many link parties over Christmas. I look forward to dropping by yours very soon.

    1. Thank you so much. I am excited. Lately, I haven’t had enough time to do many link parties and I love doing them. Thanks for the feature.

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