Learn how to make this beautiful red pom pom wreath the easy way by using a wire wreath frame and chunky yarn for a full and lush Christmas wreath.
I really like the look of wreaths made with pom poms but I didn't want to go through the time and effort to make the actual pom poms. So I came up with this sort of loose, lazy version of a pom pom craft and it made a great Christmas wreath for our front door.
I'm using yarn similar to the chunky yarn wreath that I made last year. I think it gives the whole project a nice rich and full look. I purchased my at Hobby Lobby but you can find the same or similar yarn at any craft store such as Michaels or even on Amazon.
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How to Make an Easy Pom Pom Wreath
- 16-inch wire wreath frame
- 3 packages (7 oz) of chunky yarn
- small piece of cardboard 2" x 4 "
- floral wire
Start by wrapping the yarn around a 2 x 4 inch piece of cardboard. I wrapped it 20 times. (You don't need a fancy pom pom maker for this craft project.)
Next, take the ends of the yarn and slip them under the wrapped pieces to the other side.
Tie the ends on top before slipping the yarn off the cardboard.
Then cut the yarn through the middle opposite from the tied ends. Trim as necessary. This makes a very loose pom pom but I like it. It's easier to create and doesn't require as much yarn as a traditional pom pom. Also, when you use a chunky yarn the loose pom pom fills in the area to create a nice lush wreath.
Then, attach a piece of wire to the tied end. I added the wire because the yarn is silky and I didn't think it would hold as well to the frame as floral wire.
Use the wire to tie the pom pom onto the wire frame covering two wires and twist tightly.
Continue creating pom poms and tie them onto the wreath frame. Since this frame has four wires I tied two poms to each section. One on the top and one on the bottom. Each covers two wires.
Once you have filled the wreath you can adjust the pom poms slightly and trim them if needed.
Add a bow to the top using any size or color ribbon you like. Use a little more floral wire to attach the bow to the wreath.
Hang it on your door and enjoy. I really like this cranberry color. It's great for our holiday decor as the colors are very festive and look great with a bright white bow for our front entry. However, you can use different colors of yarn as the chunky yarn comes in a variety of colors.
Chunky Yarn Pom Pom Wreath DIY
- Sharp scissors
- 16 inch wire wreath form
- 3 packages 7 oz chunky skeins of yarn
- small piece of cardboard 2" x 4 "
- floral wire
- Make the loose pom poms by wrapping the yarn 20 times around a 2 inch by 4-inch piece of cardboard.
- Take the ends of the yarn and slip them under the yarn to the other side.
- Then tie them together to hold the yarn.
- Slip the yarn off the cardboard and cut down the center opposite of the tied section.
- Trim pom pom if necessary.
- Add a 6 inch piece of wire around the middle.
- Attach the pom pom to the wire wreath by covering two bars with the floral wire and wrap tightly.
- Add a second pom pom above or below the first one.
- Continue adding pom poms until the wreath is covered.
- Fluff the pom poms and move them around as desired.
- Attach a pretty bow if desired.
Very pretty, Patti - I love the color.
Thanks Sheila. I'm hoping that the bright red will cheer everyone who comes to my door.
Man oh man Patti what a wreath. I’m putting this on my to do list. No, time this year. However a question can to mind this is a yarn and wouldn’t it get wet from being outside? From either rain or snow ( I reside in Michigan) . Once a again what a wreath and the color and simple ribbon. Take a bow
Matthew, you are probably correct to worry about the yarn outdoors. My front door is covered. We've had some rain since I put it up and so far it's still looking great but it's something I'm keeping an eye on. Thanks for the nice comment. I hope you get a chance to make one sometime soon.
I really love this wreath Patti - it's the perfect color of red. I'm starting to feel better, trying to figure out what our Christmas decorating will look like. I keep coming up empty handed and I sift through episodes of "the crown" How I got hooked on that show I have no idea.
I'm really loving this wreath, the color is stunning, simple and elegant... I think this could work friend...
Carole, the wreath is super easy but does take a bit of time to make. A perfect activity to do while watching The Crown. We haven't started the new season yet but it's on the list.
This is really gorgeous! The perfect colour for a cheery wreath x
Thanks Julie. We really need some cheeriness this year.
Yes we do, partner and I are just getting over Covid19 such an awful virus. When I feel like going out I will be buying some nice chunky wool xx