So….I saw this Pottery Barn wreath and fell in love. And then I saw the price and thought, ‘I can make that’.
Who is with me? Who has done that before?
Yeah, I know you have. That’s why you are my tribe.
It was on.
I ordered my supplies from Amazon, ran to Walmart for the rest, and got to work. At first it was a lot of fun, those happy little yarn poms flying off my pom maker as the time went by. They made me so happy! 20 poms and a couple of hours later, and I realized that I was nowhere near how many poms needed for this wreath. Oh my goodness, I was making POMS FOR DAYS. Lol – ok, I am dramatizing. But seriously, I sat in front of the TV and was a pom making machine. It probably took me shorter to make than normal, simply because I was down on my back and had to rest. Hence….pom pom central.
But after two nights in front of the TV, and I would guess about 6 hours total – I had what I estimated to be enough poms. After that, the wreath was EASY to make. Maybe 20 minutes total? Here is what I did…
Silver Bells Yarn Pom Pom Wreath DIY.
Inspired by Pottery Barn.
- Pottery Barn Wreath = $129
- My version = $30
Time needed: 6 hours
Skill level: Beginner crafter, approx. 8 yrs old +
Must be old enough to handle scissors and have good hand / eye coordination.
- 3 Skeins of yarn
- Silver bells
- Good scissors
- Clover pom maker (affiliate link)
- Wreath form
Following the instructions on the back of the Clover pom pom maker, start making the yarn pom poms. In order to make a nice full pom pom wreath, you are going to need A LOT.
I would recommend a minimum of 50 large and extra large poms, but you can make upwards of 75 to 100 if you want. My wreath has approximately 60 yarn pom poms on it.
How to make yarn pom poms:
- Pull apart the clover pom pom maker, separating the curved sides from the center.
- Wrap yarn around curved sides, overlapping the beginning of the yarn when you start to hold end in place. Wrap yarn nice and tight for an even finished pom circle.
- Wrap around both sides of the curved edge, the more yarn you wrap = the fuller your pom.
- Fold the curved edges of the pom maker in again, and cut around the outer edges of the yarn fully around the circle.
- Wrap a piece of yarn string around the outer edge of the pom circle and pull tight, make a knot.
- Pull apart the pom maker, releasing the yarn pom from inside.
- Cut away any loose yarn threads, and trim pom as needed to make a nice circular pom. Leave the yarn string you used to tie around the center of the pom with attached.
How to make a pom pom wreath:
Once you have a nice pile of pom poms, you can start tying them onto the wreath form.
Simply place the pom where you want it, and flip the wreath over. Tie the pom directly onto the wreath, using the long strings to secure.
Repeat until you have a nice full yarn pom pom wreath.
To add bells, simply slip a piece of yarn through the top of the bell loop, and secure as you did the poms.
If your pom pom wreath is a bit loose, and the poms are hanging low in some places, you can secure them tightly in place by wrapping a piece of yarn around the entire wreath. While you are wrapping the yarn around, secure the poms in place and pull tightly with the yarn. Continue all the way around until you are satisfied with how secure the poms are.
And you are finished!
Making the poms is the hardest part of this wreath, simply because it is time consuming. But I found it a little therapeutic. I simply made them while sitting in front of the TV at night – it reminded me a little bit of when I used to knit in front of the TV. Same concept.
I will also say this, after scoffing at the Pottery Barn price initially…I get it now.
It is worth $129.
After all, what is your time worth as an hourly wage? Mine is well above what this wreath would have cost me. I am saying this because – this is purely an ‘I ♥ DIY’ post. Not a saving money post…not really at least when you consider the bigger picture. But I do love it, and I might actually make one again as a handmade holiday present for a family member.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…