Ever since I saw the Anthropologie Tufted Wool Wreath last year, I have been in love! But I wasn’t in love with the price being over $120.
So, I searched Pinterest for ideas on making my own Anthropologie-inspired wreath. But I didn’t really care for the ones I saw created from yarn. However, I realized that if I created the wreath with really fluffy yarn, I could make mine quite similar.
- wreath form (I used a straw wreath base I had on hand)
- 2 skeins of yarn (I used Homespun Thick & Quick, by Lion Brand found at Michael’s)
- Clover Large Pom Pom Maker (I used the 2.5 inch)
- glue gun & sticks
- a bit of twine to hang wreath
I made one wreath and loved it so much, that I bought more yarn in a different color to make another! The first wreath was made from the “Pearls” dye lot (pictured below, top skein). The second wreath was made from the “Dove” dye lot (pictured below, bottom skein) and it was much creamier in color.
Start by making LOTS of pom poms with the pom pom maker, trim the ends off and “fluff” up a bit with your fingers. I ended up needing over 70 to make the wreath full enough, but it was super easy to do while watching a movie with the family.
Then hot glue your pom poms to your wreath form in a random pattern. (Leave the plastic on if you’re using a straw wreath base.)
After your wreath is complete, flip it over and hot glue a bit of twine to the back for a hanger. Easy peasy!
Here are both wreaths (“Pearls” skein on left; “Dove” skein on right):
This year Anthropologie has a Snowball Fete Wreath for $138 with a matching Snowball Garland for $38. The wreath looks very similar to my dove-colored one (above right), so I ended up creating a snowball garland to match it.
I want to “pom pom” the whole world! But maybe I’ll make a garland for my Christmas tree instead.
Don’t forget to sign you & your kids (tweens & teens too) up for my mixed media art workshop, Winter Wonderland, where we will create beautiful winter-themed works of art, as well as simple Christmas decorations and gifts to give. Click on the image for more info.
Linking up this week with the lovely ladies of iHomeschool Network’s 5 Days of Christmas.
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Alisha Gratehouse is a minister’s wife, the mother of three awesome kids, and a mixed-media artist. Her days are filled with writing, creating, homeschooling, drinking tea, and encouraging others to live abundant and satisfying lives (John 10:10). She believes that everyone has a God-given purpose to fulfill, and that in order to fulfill that purpose, they must follow the passions and desires the Lord has placed in their hearts. Alisha is the author of several books including, A Life That Flourishes.