It's so fun to make. I wouldn't say it's easy (but it is) because it takes some patience to make each of the pom poms. Note: I actually refer to them as fuzzy wuzzies because in my middle school days, we used to make fuzzy wuzzy necklaces (these pom poms on a string), and we'd pull out individual strings to give one another a warm and fuzzy "hug." So if I refer to them as fuzzy wuzzies, I'm not crazy; just reaching for my younger days.
So here's how you do it. You can get the kiddies involved in this too!
What You'll Need
circular wreath form (I got this one at the dollar store.)
Love sign or other decoration - optional
What You'll Do
Step 1: Wrap the wreath form in yarn. You could also use cloth, ribbon or paint. It's totally up to you. It's just important to cover it so the green doesn't show when you're finished.
Step 2: Make a fuzzy wuzzy. To do this, you wrap yarn around your hand. I went around about 50 times. The more you go around, the thicker your pom pom will be.
Step 3: Take your pom pom off your hand carefully, keeping it in its form. Cut a length of yarn about 12 inches long. Tie it into a very tight knot, splitting the wrapped yarn in half.
Step 4: Cut the loops of the yarn. Gently shake the pom pom to get rid of loose pieces and to form the pom pom.
Step 5: Tie the pom poms on to the wreath in alternating colors or in a pattern of your choice. When the wreath is full, cut off any long strings in the back of the wreath.
Step 6: Use hot glue or epoxy to attach galvanized wire to the back of the word. This wire will help secure the decoration to the wreath. I used the wire because I had it in my toolbox. There are multiple ways you can attach the decoration to the wreath.
Step 7: Gently push the wire ends into the wreath. And you're done! Time to hang it up for display.
It really is fun to make and has lots of possibilities for Valentine's and other holidays. I got the "Love" sign in the wood working department at Michael's. It was only $1, and it was already painted the perfect shade of pink! All in all - this wreath totals up to be about $3.
See where I'm showing off...