How to Make a DIY Yarn Wrapped Christmas Pom Pom Wreath

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I love a good wreath. Handmade wreaths even more. They are easy and inexpensive to make, and you can decorate them for almost any occasion.

These yarn-wrapped Christmas pom pom wreaths are a great craft project to do with older kids.

Need a refresher on how to make pom poms? Check out all the tips and tricks how to make yarn pom poms with a DIY cardboard template. The complete step-by-step tutorial shows you exactly how to make them.

Making a yarn-wrapped wreath does require a bit of patience. Just keeping it real here. Wrapping it neatly takes a little time. Especially if your yarn isn’t very thick. So turn your favorite podcast or Netflix show on before you start.

Red yarn wrapped Christmas wreath with red and green pom poms and vintage Santa Claus figurine. Text on image: How to make a yarn wrapped Christmas Pom Pom wreath. thatcraftsite.com

Look for fun Christmas decorations to add to your wreath at the dollar store or your local craft store. If you want vintage elements as I have used in both my wreaths (scroll down to see my pink version of this yarn-wrapped Christmas wreath), go to the thrift store or search on Etsy for vintage Christmas decorations.

I use hot glue to attach the pom poms and ornaments, but you can also use E6000 or another strong craft glue.

Red yarn wrapped DIY Christmas wreath with green and red pom poms and vintage Santa Claus figurine. thatcraftsite.com

Yarn Wrapped Christmas Pom Pom Wreath Step by Step

Yield: 1 Christmas Wreath
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour
Difficulty: Easy

Looking for an easy and beginner-friendly Christmas DIY? Read on to get the step by
step craft instructions to make your own yarn wrapped Christmas wreath!

Materials

  • Foam Wreath Form
  • Yarn
  • Pom Poms
  • Scraps of felt (optional)
  • Decorative items of choice

Tools

  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue

Instructions

  1. Cut a long length of yarn in a bundle to easily wrap it around and pass through the wreath form.

    Start wrapping your yarn around the form. Tuck the tail under on the back of the wreath, and secure it with a dot of glue.

    Step 1 of how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Tuck the tail under at the start. thatcraftsite.com
  2. Make sure to keep the yarn evenly wrapped and press it tightly to the previous rows.

    Step 2 of how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Continue wrapping, keeping the yarn tight and even. thatcraftsite.com
  3. When you get to the end of your yarn, overlap the end tail with the beginning of piece of yarn on the back of the wreath. Add a litle glue to secure.

    You can also tie the yarn together with a flat knot on the back if you choose so. Again, secure in place with a bit of glue.

    Step 3 of how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Continue wrapping. thatcraftsite.com
  4. Continue wrapping all around your wreath form.

    Step 4 how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Continue wrapping all around. thatcraftsite.com
  5. Make several pom poms in different sizes and colors.

    You can glue the pompoms directly onto the wreath, but I like to glue them to a scrap of felt first and glue that onto the wreath form for easier positioning.

    Step 5 how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Cut small circles of felt to glue the pom poms on. thatcraftsite.com
  6. Lay out your pom poms and other decorations. When you have an arrangement you like, glue them in position.

    Step 6 how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Position and attach your pom poms and other decorative items. thatcraftsite.com
  7. Finish your Chrismas wreath with a string or ribbon on top to hang your wreath.

    Step 7 how to make a yarn wrapped Christmas wreath. Add a string of yarn to hang your finished wreath. thatcraftsite.com

Notes

This project will take about an hour to finish, depending on how big your wreath is, the thickness of your yarn, and the number of pom poms and other embellishments you will put on.

How much yarn you will need depends on the size of your wreath, the thickness of your yarn, and the tightness of your wrap. For thinner, lighter-weight yarns, you’ll need to wrap several times to get a nice, thick section.

More DIY Christmas Wreath ideas

Looking for more creative Christmas wreath ideas? Make sure to check out some of these other popular holiday DIY’s:

Images of light pink yarn wrapped Christmas wreath with pastel pom poms, vintage pink bottle brush tree and big eyed deer figurine. Text on image: How to make a yarn wrapped pom pom Christmas wreath. thatcraftsite.com

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