With Valentines Day just around the corner, I thought I would repost a craft Sassy and I worked on together a couple years ago. She just requested I get it hung up for this Valentine's day :)
I don't usually decorate for Valentines day. I'm not the type of person who feels the need to decorate for every holiday. However, I've seen so many cute v-day wreaths out in blog land recently and Sassy has been bugging me to let her decorate. So, I regressed back to my days in grade school. Art class to be exact. The assignment was to make a Christmas wreath. My mom helped me come up with the idea to make a pom pom wreath. I made it with green yarn and adorned it with red bows.
Today I bring you our (Sassy and myself) Valentines Day version.
Foam heart shaped wreath
Yarn ~ as many or as few colors as you desire
(Sassy chose a deep red, pink and white)
1. Start by making your pom poms. To do this we wrapped the yarn around our fingers ~ Sassy used 4 fingers, I used 3. When you wrap the yarn around your fingers, make sure you keep it loose ~ not slip off your hand loose, but make sure you are not going to cut blood supply off to your fingers. We went around our fingers about 85 times.
3. You should now have a bunch of little loops. Cut all of these down the center. Be careful not to cut the piece of yarn you tied with ~ Sassy did this soooo many times ~ easy to fix, just tedious. But it did make us giggle a lot! When you are done, you should have a pom pom in need of a haircut.
4. Trim up your pom pom and go on to the next.
5. Once your pom poms are made, you can tie them onto your heart form. Finally, trim up all the extra string on the back
Voila ~ a fun valentine wreath ~ perfect to hang on Sassy's bedroom door.