If you are looking for a simple Easter craft project for you and the kids then this delightful colorful Pom Pom Wreath is the best craft you will start this spring. What a great way to start off the Easter season than with this super cute super easy Easter Pom Pom Wreath. Beautiful colors of yarn inspire me and the yarn comes in so many colors and is always on sale. How to tutorial and pictures to make it extra easy.
Using these cute and inexpensive Pom Pom Makers helps to keep the Pom Poms uniform in size. They make the process of making a lot of Pom Poms so much fun. Katie & I have spent many nights watching movies and making beautiful easter color designs. I picked the fluffy baby yarn because of the variegated colors in the scans of yarn. The Pom Poms were so soft and fluffy. (one word of warning, when you cut them the fluff goes everywhere have a vacuum handy)
Once the kids see these soft and fluffy balls the whole family will want to be involved. It does take a few to get the full look that you will want. Just keep winding and tying until you get the fullness you like. Once you get started you will want to get different colors for each holiday and make wreaths to brighten up every room.
You can purchase metal rings in many sizes. I like the thing metal ring as you can tie on each Pom Pom and slide them around to get fullness and fluff the shape.
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How to Make a Yarn Pom Pom Wreath:
Step 1: Take the skein of yarn to unwind and wrap it into a ball so it is easier to work with.
Step 2: Open up the size Pom Pom maker for the size needed so that the arms are laid out. Start wrapping the yarn from the side closest to the middle on one of the arms.
Step 3: Wind the yarn all the way to the end of the arm and then back again and then a third time to you end at the very end so that you have wrapped three times. This makes the Pom Pom fuller. This can be adjusted depending on the fullness desired.
Step 4: Close the arm just wrapped so that it touches the other side.
Step 5: Start wrapping the yarn as before on this side to the desired fullness. I cover the arm three times.
Step 6: Close the arm to make a circle.
Step 7: Cut along the middle of the yarn on each side of the circle being careful that it does not fall apart. Cutting the loops.
Step 8: Cut a piece of yarn the same as the Pom Pom (or a plain color yarn that will not be visible) to tie the Pom Pom, and insert inside the part of the maker that was just cut open. This yarn will tie the middle of the Pom Pom. (again be careful not to let the maker open) Tie in a knot as tight as you can. I have used a plain white yarn to tie mine as the baby yarn does break with you try to tie very tight.
Step 9: After it is tied tight, hope the arms on both sides and pull the maker off of the Pom Pom and you will have the perfect Pom Pom. If you have stray ends you can trim it as much or as little as needed.
Step 10: Tie each Pom Pom to the metal ring. Other types of rings can be used I like to be able to slip the Pom Poms around to get a full wreath.
Step 11: Tie a ribbon at any point of the ring to hang or use as a centerpiece on a table.
It is so much fun to get the kids all together on a stormy weekend and make beautiful spring wreaths. Pom Poms are easy to make with the Pom Pom maker. You will want to make one for every season. They are a perfect gift to give an older family member as they match any decor and do not fade like flowers.
This craft is a perfect introduction craft for young kids, just be extra careful with cutting the loops. I have cut myself twice not paying attention to where my hand is. School safety scissors can be used but may be hard to cut through many layers of yarn.
Sharing craft projects brings a family together, provides time to talk about difficult subjects, while your hands are moving, and teaches life skills.