Monday, January 23, 2012

Valentine Pom Pom Wreath

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.

Supplies:

Foam heart shaped wreath


and
Yarn ~ as many or as few colors as you desire 
(Sassy chose a deep red, pink and white)


Directions:

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.


2.  Slip the yarn off of your hand.  Cut a piece of yarn long enough (around 6" should do) to tie your wrapped yarn together and to tie the finished pom pom to the wreath.  Now center your wrapped yarn over the new piece you cut ~ make sure it is centered on top and bottom, then tie in a double knot.


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.




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23 comments:

Lisa Anne said...

Okay you know I totally love that. I'm posting this on my blog cause it freaking rocks!

Heather@ theherberfamily.blogspot.com said...

That is just way too cute! I've tried my own pom pom's, but they never come out full enough. I would love to try my hand at this, though. I made a ribbon & tulle wreath for Valentine's Day- maybe a pastel colored pom pom wreath for Easter!

Please feel free to link this up to my Talented Tuesday linky party on my blog:

http://theherberfamily.blogspot.com/2010/01/talented-tuesday-links-january-19th.html

mommabear said...

I love the colors, super cute!!

Mags
www.smashedpeasandcarrots.blogspot.com

Amy {The Red Chair Blog} said...

This is darling! The pom poms almost look like flowers!

CC said...

This is just beautiful. What a wonderful job you two did..I just love the wreath.

Whimsical Creations said...

Love it!!

Jennifer Juniper said...

How cute and cuddly! I never thought I'd say that about a wreath!

Danielle @ Transforming Home said...

How cute is that? Love it! I never decorate for Valentines Day, but will this year. I must make this wreath. Thanks for the tutorial!

Danielle

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Now that is darling - I totally love it!

Andrea said...

My daughters would LOVE these! And it's supposed to rain for the next seven days...I see a project in our future. Thanks for the inspiration!

SpartanGirl said...

Beautiful!! I love the way it turned out. I will have to try this if I can find a heart wreath form. Thanks for sharing!

the treat girl said...

Super.Duper.Cute!! I am crazy about Valentines Day!!! My anniversary is actually Feb. 13th too....I can't wait to get all of my hearts out!!!

Gay Vaughan said...

That is seriously cute! Thanks for sharing your idea.

Trish said...

That is adorable! A perfect project for my daughter and I while she's off track next week! Thanks!

Nancy said...

Oh my goodness... that is so stinkin adorable. My girls would be all over this. So fun. Thanks for the great idea. I need to add a few items to my Michael's list. :)

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

I love that!

design_aholic said...

Looks great- I bought the foam heart wreath tonight at joann's but still trying to figure out just which project to do! I love this one!

Lianna Knight said...

Cute!! and your model is a cutie too :)

You can see my DIY project here...

http://bethouaknight.blogspot.com/2010/01/liannas-labels-debut-and-giveaway.html

Denise Marie said...

And it looks like Sassy had so much fun helping and watching the transformation.

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

I dont' usually decorate for V-day either, but this is precious! Where did you find your heart shape wreath? I'm guessing Michael's or Hob Lob. I'm totally making this with my daughter. Super fun! Thanks for sharing!

Jennifer Juniper said...

I like it all over again :)

Alicia @ Sweet Ava Kate said...

My JoAnn's didn't have any more. But... surprisingly Hobby Lobby carried a 12", 9" and 4". What size is yours? I ended up getting all three, decided to make mini ones too. Thanks again for the tutorial! :)

The Southern Product Queen said...

Love the wreath! So cute! I'm having a linky party as well, and would love for you to join it! Here is the link http://www.thesouthernproductqueen.com/one-stop-s... Thanks for sharing!