holiday project #1 - fluffy & fun, anthro inspired, winter wreath
I stuck with the idea I found on Pinterest. It suggested using a roving type yarn.
And now I see why. The super, fuzzy, fluffy, off white roving yarn really worked well.
I found mine at Michael's... we don't have the luxury of a Hobby Lobby in these parts so I'm stuck with Michael's or Joann Fabrics when it comes to most crafty projects. My wreath took two skeins/balls of this yarn. At $6.99 it isn't the cheapest yarn, but fortunately for me wool yarn was on sale way back in the middle of August and I got mine for just $4.99 each.
Slip it off and tie it in the center with a 6 or 7 inch piece of yarn.
And start cutting all those loops.
And voila.. a little bit misshapen pom pom! The directions suggested a little tidy up trim, and I did. Now just to wind up, tie off, cut and trim oh about 30 or 31 more of these bad boys.
I started with a circle around the top/front and then went back and filled in the center... then the outside. I even left a small space to slip a ribbon through.
And here it is. Hanging on my garden gate. I'm loving how it looks but it may come down for the actual Christmas holidays and move to another spot... but the beauty of this wreath is the snowball pom pom look can carry on through January and February so I'm sure it will move back to this spot around New Year's Day.
And another, farther out view.
Believe it or not, this project only took about 1 to 1/2 hours to complete. Winding the pom poms went pretty fast and pinning them to the wreath form took literally minutes. And at under $15.00 was a bargain as well. Apparently the Anthro version is just a tad bit pricier.
And this project has really inspired me to get some other projects done...
Perhaps even another pom pom wreath with the addition of a few gray pom poms is in my future?