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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Farmhouse Yarn Wreath Tutorial

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When cold temperatures set in I like to fill my home with warm, cozy, textural things like pillows, throws, and rugs to make the spaces appear warmer than they may be.  This year I was noticing another element that lent a warm, cozy feel to a room and that is a beautiful pom pom wreath made with yarn.  I love this wreath - so fluffy and full of texture - it's definitely the center of attention in any room you put it.  So, today I am going to share my tutorial with you so you too, can make your own pom pom wreath for your home.

Vintage, Paint and more... A beautiful yarn wreath that can be used for your holiday through winter decor  adding texture and that cozy feel.

Farmhouse Yarn Wreath Tutorial

You will need:

  • A wire wreath form
  • 5 skeins of yarn of your choice - I used Bernat Soft Boucle in Cream
  • Scissors
  • A piece of cardboard measuring 6"x3"

This is really an easy project - as most of mine are.  I actually made this in about 2 hours one afternoon while sitting out on the patio enjoying the warm sun but, knowing the cool temps would soon be arriving.  

First, you will make yarn pom poms.

Vintage, Paint and more... Bernat soft boucle yarn in cream used to make a yarn pom pom winter wreath

I used Bernat's Soft Boucle yarn in a cream color. I got this at AC Moore - a craft store near here but, Bernat yarn is sold in most craft stores.  (I'm sorry my pictures are not of the greatest quality on this project.)

Vintage, Paint and more... 10" yarn strips used to tie bundles of yarn to make pom poms for a yarn wreath

I cut several pieces of yarn that measured 10 inches - these will be the ties for the pom poms. Just lay them aside for now.

Vintage, Paint and more... cardboard template used to make pom poms for a winter yarn wreath

Cut a piece of cardboard ( I used a piece of foam core) that measures 6" x 3".  Then cut a 1" slit in the middle of each end.  This is to hold your yarn tie that you cut and laid aside.

Vintage, Paint and more... cardboard template for making pom poms

Place each end of one tie in the slits of the cardboard.

Vintage, Paint and more... wrapping yarn around cardboard template to make pom poms

Then wind your yarn around this cardboard about 100 times. Make sure you do not catch the ends of the tie in the wrapped area.

Vintage, Paint and more... tying the wrapped yarn to make pom poms for a yarn wreath

When you have wound it 100 times pull the two ends of the tie-up and hold them in place with one hand.

                                   Vintage, Paint and more... cutting the yarn wrapped around the cardboard template to make pom poms for a yarn wreath

 Turn the cardboard over and cut down the middle of the yarn as above.

Vintage, Paint and more... finished pom pom for a yarn wreath

Then tie the two ends tight and you have one very large yarn pom -pom.

Vintage, Paint and more... tying the pom poms on the middle wires of a wire wreath form

Tie this to your wire wreath form. I tied it onto the two middle wires to make sure they did not show.
After you have made several of these and tied them to the wreath form you will have this.

Vintage, Paint and more... A gorgeous winter wreath made with yarn pom-poms

A wreath that is full of texture and just the right amount of fluffiness. I love this one but, I am thinking I am going to add another row around the outside to make it even larger. I haven't decided yet but, don't be surprised if it doesn't show up fluffier....
Vintage, Paint and more... a gorgeous yarn wreath made with diy'd yarn pom-poms that can easily be used in any decor and transitions from Thanksgiving to Spring

Think you might want to make one? A perfect winter wreath to take you through until Spring.

Until next time have a great day and get out there and create something you love.....         

Click here to see the parties I am linking to this week.
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If you like this wreath you may also like these projects to make your home warm and cozy this winter:

                                                      Crochet Grey Diamond Afghan

                                                   Using Blanket Scarves in Your Decor

                                                    Crochet Afghan and Stenciled Pillow


  1. Hi Cathy! you are so talented and your wreaths are so wonderful! Just wanted to let you know that you (again! yay!) were featured in the link party. We loved the handmade Christmas trees. Thank you for sharing and we invite you to link up again every Thursday! Have a great day!

  2. I love your blog! I just wanted you to know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award!

  3. Hi there, I'm Christine, one of the co-hosts of The Wednesday Roundup. I just wanted to pop over and say thanks for linking this great wreath tutorial up at the party.

  4. So pretty! I like that it is simple and quick to make too. Love your crafts :) following on Bloglovin

  5. You have made so many fun things for Christmas this year Cathy! Thanks for sharing with SYC.