By contributing writer Jackie
Valentine’s Day is rapidly approaching, and I decided that my home needed a little holiday decor. I found some red yarn in my stash and decided to use it to make a Valentine’s Day wreath. You can make this fun pom-pom heart wreath with just a few supplies.
- Wire Hanger
- Duct Tape or Hot Glue (optional)
1. First, you need to make about 20 or more pom-poms. Cut a piece of yarn about 10 inches long. This will be the tie for the pom-pom.
2. Using your pointer and middle finger on one hand begin wrapping yarn around your fingers.
It is a good idea to spread your fingers apart slightly.
3. Continue wrapping the yarn around your fingers for a total of 100 times.
4. Slide the 10 inch piece of yarn you cut in step 1 through the middle of the yarn you wound around your fingers.
I usually feed the tie through the right side and slip my fingers out of the yarn on the left side at the same time.
5. Pull the tie tightly and double knot it.
6. Slide your scissors through the middle and cut the yarn like in the picture below.
You should end up with something like the shaggy pom-pom pictured below.
7. Use the scissors to give your pom-pom a “haircut” and even up all of the yarn.
Notice the difference in the pictures above and below. I didn’t cut much yarn off in the picture above, but I cut quite a bit off in the picture below.
I chose to leave the pom-poms a little longer for my wreath, but I do really like the look of the smaller pom-poms as well. Repeat the above steps until you have at least 20 pom-poms.
8. Bend the wire hanger into a heart shape. This will become your wreath form.
9. Tie the pom-poms onto the wreath by double knotting the ties.
10. Clip the excess length off of the ties.
I found that my pom-poms wanted to rotate so I used some duct tape on the back side to keep them in place.
Hot glue would probably also work.
I decided to add a little bow to my wreath and I like how it looks hanging in my home.
Now that you know how to make pom-poms, you can do all sorts of things like garlands, wreaths, flowers, bookmarks, etc.
You can even make larger pom-poms by adding more fingers when wrapping the yarn.
The possibilities are endless!