Sunday, January 8, 2012

make it: pom-pom wreath

This Christmas, I wanted to make my mom something for Christmas. After seeing Jordan Ferney's felt ball garland, I was inspired to make some of my own. Only to discover that felt balls are fairly pricey! Undaunted, I wandered through the aisles of Michael's craft store looking for some more reasonable substitutes and came upon brightly-colored chenille pom-poms. I put several bags in my cart,grabbed some thread, a needle and a wreath form and headed to the check out line.

Armed with my materials, I spread out on my mom's kitchen island and got to work, sorting the pom-poms by color and threading each one. I used about 15 of each color before going on to the next color. After I threaded several colors through, I began to wrap the threaded poms around the wreath form, securing them with hot glue.

I made sure to wrap the threaded poms tightly so none of the green styrofoam would show through. A few hours, several pin pricks and 20 some tracks of a Carpenter's Christmas later, I had finished my mom's Christmas present. And, I liked the end result so much I plan to make myself one too at some point. I also decided it wasn't so labor intensive that I couldn't make one or two for my Etsy shop, though I think I will make them to order.

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