Today's post is all about getting into the holiday spirit with this cute Anthropologie inspired pom pom Christmas Wreath!! These wreaths are surprisingly easy to make and look just as good as the expensive ones that you can buy at Anthro. If you've ever wanted to try crafting with really satisfying results, this is the post for you!
Making pom poms is a craft that we love because it is so easy and they're super versatile. It's the perfect activity for a friends night or while watching a Christmas movie.
Looking for more holiday inspiration?
- How to Fluff a Christmas Tree
- My Modern Boho Christmas Tree Decor
- Decorating Ideas for Christmas Brunch
- 4 Skeins of Yarn- any kind will do, but the heavier the weight( or thicker the yarn), the flufiier the pom pom! Here is what I used: Red blend, White, Dark Green, Light Green
- Pom pom maker
- 12 inch foam ring
- hot glue gun
- craft scissors
Make The Pom Poms
For this Anthropologie inspired pom pom wreath, I made three different sized pom poms. I think it looks better to use different sizes and is truer to the one for sale at Anthro. If you don't know how to make pom poms, we have an easy but comprehensive tutorial on how to make them with two different types of pom pom makers! For this wreath, I made a total of:
- 13 Large
- 10 Medium
- 13 Small
You can see in the photo below how the different kinds of yarn create different looking pom poms. The fluffiest pom poms come from a bulkier weighted yarn. I like mixing the different types because it brings interesting texture to the overall look of the wreath.
Putting The Pom Pom Christmas Wreath Together
Tie a loop around the top of the foam ring with leftover yarn from the pom poms. This will be the hanger for the wreath, so make it as long or as short as needed to hang the wreath from!
Next, place the pom poms on the wreath. I started with the largest sized pom poms first and created a zig zag pattern all the way around the foam board. The pattern was basically this: one pom on the front face of the foam ring, starting from the top. Next, I put a pom on the outside of the foam ring, just barely touching the first one. Then I placed the next on the front face again, and finally placed one on the inside of the ring. This pattern repeated until completing the whole ring. If you look at the Anthropologie pom pom wreath, the sizes of the poms are dispersed pretty evenly throughout and so I felt like this was the most straightforward way to get that effect! I also evenly dispersed the different colors of pom poms. It will look funny at first, but when all of the different sized poms are on the wreath it is so cute! Once I was happy with the placement, I hot glued them onto the foam ring. Use about a pea sized amount of hot glue for each pom pom, and press firmly onto the ring until the glue dries.
Placing The Remaining Pom Poms
Once the largest sized poms are glued to the ring, fill in with the medium sized poms in a similar zig zag pattern, making sure they are evenly dispersed. Glue each pom to the foam ring.
Lastly, fill in any gaps with the smallest sized pom poms and glue each one to the ring. The pom pom wreath should be nice and fluffy and ready to hang!
It's ready to hang! I put mine on my front door as our Christmas wreath! I love it so much!! It would be so cute over a fireplace of styled on a wall too.
I hope you enjoyed this easy pom pom Christmas wreath tutorial! Please let me know if you make this and how it turns out! Happy crafting!
I made mine Christmas themed, so I did greens, whites and reds. But this would be cute with only one color, or with any variety of colors!
I used most of my 4 skeins of yarn to make the pom poms for this 12 inch wreath. I would suggest buying at least 4 for a wreath of this size.
Not at all!!! Our comprehensive pom pom making tutorial will walk you through all of the steps. It will take some time to make them (plan for about 3 ish minutes per pom pom) and I used nearly 40 for this wreath. I suggest watching tv while making them or when you're winding down in the evening! I made a few each night before bed while watching a show!
How to make an Anthropologie pom pom wreath
- 3 different sized pom pom maker tool
- pair of craft scissors
- hot glue gun
- 12 inch foam ring
- 4 skeins of yarn in any color- I used three different colors
- Make the pom poms with the pom pom maker tool. I made a total of 13 large, 10 medium, and 13 small pom poms
- Take some leftover yarn and loop it onto the foam ring at the top of the ring, making a loop "hanger" for the wreath.
- Create a zig zag pattern around the foam ring using the largest sized pom poms on the wreath. Each pom pom should be close enough to touch the other without gaps, but not too close.
- Once satisfied with the placement of the pom poms, hot glue into place using about a pea sized amount of glue. Press firmly onto the foam ring until the glue dries
- Using the medium sized pom poms, fill in the gaps around the large pom poms, using a similar zig zag pattern. Glue the poms onto the foam ring once satisified with placement.
- Lastly, take the smallest sized pom poms and fill in anywhere there are gaps on the foam ring. Use these to make the pom pom "fluffy" and full looking. There should be no more visible foam on the inner, outer, or front of the foam ring once finished.
- Hang the wreath and admire how cute it is!!!