Friday, 29 November 2019

Christmas Mini-Make: DIY Pom Pom Snowball Wreath


My Weekend Mini-Makes are back with some Christmas-inspired crafts! And as usual, all are quick crafts you can complete over the weekend for less than a tenner. And even better than that, all my mini-makes are designed to be something beginners can try their hand at, whilst also being a relaxing, well-being boost. As I've mentioned before, I regularly turn to DIY and crafting when times get hard, so for me, having a creative outlet has become a vital part of my everyday life. I hope that these simple, cheap crafting ideas will inspire others to have a go, and see if it can make big changes in their life too.

This week I've made a door wreath you can re-use again year after year, and the best part? It cost me absolutely nothing to make as I used bits I had in my crafting drawer. If you've seen some of my previous Mini-Makes you'll know I have a little obsession with pom poms! They're so easy to make, and can be used to jazz up almost anything. So I was always going to incorporate them into a Christmas decoration or two wasn't I...

DIY Christmas wreath decor made from wool yarn pom pots and ribbon. Make your own snowball style wreath from woollen pom poms in this simple DIY tutorial budget Christmas decoration.

DIY Christmas wreath decor made from wool yarn pom pots and ribbon. Make your own snowball style wreath from woollen pom poms in this simple DIY tutorial budget Christmas decoration.

You will need: 

Wool - I used two colours white and grey
Polystyrene wreath
Ribbon or bow
Glue gun

Total cost: £0! But if you were to buy these things from scratch, I worked out it would cost around £5.18 for the wool and the wreath.

DIY Christmas wreath decor made from wool yarn pom pots and ribbon. Make your own snowball style wreath from woollen pom poms in this simple DIY tutorial budget Christmas decoration.

How to make the pom poms

First up you need to make the woollen pom poms. This is super easy to do using a plastic pom pom maker, however if you don't have one you can use cardboard rings which work just as well - there's a DIY tutorial over on this post here.

For a foam wreath of 35cm wide I made 40 pom poms to cover the whole wreath and give it a nice, full look.

Assembling the wreath

Now for the fun part: sticking the poms poms on! Use a glue gun to do this, and be careful as it can get hot. I simply popped a dab of glue in the centre of the pom pom (look for where the piece of wool ties the pom pom together) and stuck it directly onto the polystyrene. Mix up your colours so they're evenly spaced and cram as many on as you can to give a really full look.

DIY Christmas wreath decor made from wool yarn pom pots and ribbon. Make your own snowball style wreath from woollen pom poms in this simple DIY tutorial budget Christmas decoration.

I then popped a bit of ribbon onto the bottom. Cut a length of ribbon and tie into a bow before sticking onto the wreath using the glue gun.

Finally I added a loop of wool to the top in order to hang the wreath and you're all done!

I absolutely love this look - I made a similar wreath for Autumn and am already brainstorming how I can update this for Spring!

DIY Christmas wreath decor made from wool yarn pom pots and ribbon. Make your own snowball style wreath from woollen pom poms in this simple DIY tutorial budget Christmas decoration.

DIY Christmas wreath decor made from wool yarn pom pots and ribbon. Make your own snowball style wreath from woollen pom poms in this simple DIY tutorial budget Christmas decoration.

Hope you enjoyed this quick and simple DIY - let me know if you make one, I'd love to see! And I'll be back next Friday with another quick Christmas craft perfect for completing over the weekend.

Thanks for reading,
Sam Xx


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