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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.
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.
- Foam Wreath Form
- Pom Poms
- Scraps of felt (optional)
- Decorative items of choice
- Hot Glue
- 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.
- Make sure to keep the yarn evenly wrapped and press it tightly to the previous rows.
- 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.
- Continue wrapping all around your wreath form.
- 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.
- Lay out your pom poms and other decorations. When you have an arrangement you like, glue them in position.
- Finish your Chrismas wreath with a string or ribbon on top to hang your wreath.
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: