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For the last year, I have been obsessed with Pom Poms. I discovered this fun and easy Pom Pom maker that takes the old-fashioned fun of Pom Pom making and brings it to a new, kid-friendly fun way of decorating and creating with Pom Poms.
As a child, the women of my family make all kinds of craft with pom poms. My Aunt Lois stated me on pom poms and she made the most beautiful rag cat aminals for all of her grandchildren at Christmas one year. When my family arrived at her house for the after Christmas dinner, I was so taken by the beautiful Pom Pom animals she made she spent the afternoon instructing me on pom-pom making with different sizes of cardboard. (she would have gone wild over the new contraption that makes uniform Pom Poms with no guesswork).
As the New Year crawl in with tons of snow to February and Valentine’s Day, I decided to brighten up our home, now that the Christmas decorations are all nestled in the attic. Beautiful rose red and white yarn made the most beautiful Pom Poms. With a simple wire ring and the teamwork and laughter of our daughter Katie, we make the perfect and Easy Valentine’s Day Pom Pom Wreath. (you can choose any size ring that you want for this wreath, I got mine at Micheals. I also found cute heart shape frames here. Remember what every size you pick when completed it will be larger.)
If you have been visiting my site each holiday season, you will know I have made two other Pom Pom decoration for our home. For St. Patricks day I created a shamrock Pom Pom garland for the fireplace. For Easter a bunny garland with Pom Pom tails. Check out each post for these fun ideas.
With Katie at home for a week, we had so much fun picking out yarn colors, watching movies, laughing and catching up and making dozens of Pom Poms. Katie had the great idea to mix the red and white yarn with a multi-color Pom Pom. The color combination adds a depth of color that the deep red and the bright white. Kate picked a beautiful rich navy and gray for a garland to sheer up her apartment.
Stepps for Your Valentine’s Pom Pom Wreath:
- Purchase your frame and yarn colors
- Purchase the Pom Pom Makers from Amazon.
- Pick out the two largest sizes of the makers.
- Have fun while you make 10 to 15 Pom Poms of each color.
- Remember the depth of color to use two colors of yarn at once for one color of Pom Pom.
- I use one size maker or each color, the largest for the red, and the red & white and the next size down for the all white.
- Make sure when you tie the middle of the maker to hold it together that you leave long tails. This will be used to tie the Pom Pom to the frame.
- For an easy to follow picture instructions on the Pom Pom maker, check out this post by Keystoinspiration.
- Trim up any stray yarn, (but not the tails for tying).
- Fluff the Pom Poms by shaking them.
- Tie the Pom Poms to your wireframe in any pattern you like.
- Start winding on one end, wrap over that arm three times ending at the outer end, close in that arm and then wrap on the other arm.
- Use a really good sharp scissors to cut the yarn wrapped around and the maker is closed.
- Cut a matching piece of yarn at least 6 inches to tie the middle.
- Tie really tight as tight as you can.
- Make sure to leave the tails of the yarn you use for the middle so you can tie this to the frame.
(If this tip is confusing, write a comment and I will do a short video)
I love the final results it is a perfect decoration to contrast with all the white outside. Valentine’s has always been one of my favorite holidays. I love the color red and white and I love anything in a heart shape. After decorating the house with my new wreath and putting my heart table runner out, (my first and only quilt project) I am ready to start baking with all things hearts.
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