I’m so excited to be visiting Clarks Condensed today, I’m Cassie from Little Red Window! Nice to meet you! I thought, for Katie’s Handmade Holidays series I would share my Pom Pom Snowflake Wreath with you, it’s one of my favorite projects!
To get started with my wreath. I went to the craft store and bought a 12 inch green floral foam wreath form (use a coupon!). I got the green foam because it was the cheapest, I’m sure white would work too. Or straw or twigs or whatever you can find. I also got a large skein of the cheapest white acrylic yarn they sold and some tiny sparkly snowflake shapes. All total it was under $10. Don’t mind the other yarn I have shown, I was going to also use the silver sparkly yarn but in the end I didn’t like how it looked.
To get started, make a gazillion pom poms! Ok,not a gazillion. But I used up the entire skein of yarn, so it was a lot. I made pom poms in two different sizes, one was about 1 1/2 inches wide an the other size was about 3 inches wide. To make pom poms, I wind my yarn around a piece of stiff cardboard but you can also use a fork or even your hand! Pom poms are easy, see my tutorial here!
When you’ve made all your pom poms, it’s time to start attaching them. I used hot glue. If you’re using a foam wreath form, remember that some foam can’t handle hot glue and will melt. Definitely use a low temperature hot glue gun and if it’s still melting consider some other way to attach your pom poms. For example, try tacky craft glue or straight pins through the center of the pom poms and into the foam!
I glued a couple pom poms to my wreath and then decided there was a chance that the light green foam would show through. So I very quickly painted on a quick layer of white craft paint. When that was dry (only a couple of minutes) I continued gluing, trying to evenly space the different sized pom poms around the wreath.
When I had completely covered the wreath, I placed the little sparkly snowflakes around the wreath and when I was happy with their placement, added a little hot glue the the backs of them.
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