This weekend is my mum’s and my mother in laws birthdays. They share the same day. How random right? And no excuse to forget either. 16th August!This year after both mums have commented on this, I have decided to make each the same gift. A rainbow wreath!
The rainbow wreath
This wreath was the first ever pom pom craft I’d ever made and boy has it been popular. I have sold a coulpe, gifted a few to family members but kept the original hug in our living room. I’m so proud of it!
As this is this is the chosen gift I thought I would repost the how I made it!
What you’ll need
- A polystyrene wreath to the size you require – you can purchase these cheaply from craft stores such as hobby craft for a round £1- £5. They come in different sizes, the one I’m using is 12”.
- Wool– you can be as creative as you wish. Wool now days come in all colours and thicknesses. Chunky wool is soft and makes the poms larger but are a bit more expensive. I opted for double wound wool and rainbow colours. Look online or in local craft stores for wool. It ranges in price depending on what you’re looking for. The wool balls I used cost £1.39 each.
- Pom-Pom makers– you can get these on eBay or in craft stores. You can buy them individually or in packs of all 4 sizes available. The set I bought from our local Yorkshire Trading cost £5.99 for all 4 sizes.
- Glue gun and glue sticks
- Sharpie or marker pen
You may feel you won’t need to take some of the steps I did so feel free to skip them.
1. To start I took my wreath and measured out equal spaces around it, taking in to consideration the amount of colours I wanted to use and marked them off with a sharpie. This helps when sticking your poms down.
2. Once happy I set aside the wreath and began making the poms! To make pom poms see the original post here for a step by step guide.
3. This step is the most time consuming. You need to make the required number of poms. I used different size poms and made 6 of each colour, two medium sized and two smaller, the smaller ones worked well in any gaps that were left. In all I made approximately 80 poms, with a few left over.
4. Once you’ve made and shaped the poms, I found it easier to arrange them in groups of usage, because my wreath is rainbow, I put the poms in colour order so I wouldn’t have to search for them.
5. Heat up the glue gun, make sure you have spares at hand, you may use a lot!
6. Start sticking, making sure you leave no gaps!
7. If you wish to hang it, attach a ribbon in the required place or hang as I did, on a nail in the centre of the wreath. I think this looks better!
There you have it! Cheap easy and fun to do! You’re very own pom-pom wreath! These make perfect gifts (like for birthdays!) and can be made to any size, colour, wool type and even shape!
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