I love wreaths and I love wool. I was very excited when I found a project for a wool pom pom wreath.
I had to decide if I wanted to use my handspun wool yarn or purchase some wool yarn for the wreath.
I decided to use the yarn that came from my sheep. I pulled out all of the white/off white yarn I had on hand. Some of my stash was some of my first yarns, and not really suitable for any knitting projects. For pom poms? Good enough! I loved that I was able to find a use for it.
It was more difficult giving up my latest handspun yarn, since I had set it aside for a knitting project. But, in the end, I decided I wanted to use yarn that came from the farm.
I gathered supplies-
Pom Pom Makers
Straw Wreath wrapped in plastic
Pins (or hot glue)
First I made the pom poms. I used two different size pom pom makers, Clover brand.
This is the most time consuming part. I put in a movie and spent the next couple of hours making pom poms. The yarn was not all the same-I had one ply, two ply, Tunis wool yarn, Leicester wool yarn, several shades of white/cream. I used it all. You need a LOT of pom poms. After they were made, I went through and trimmed the pom poms and fluffed them up.
Next, I wrapped the straw wreath (with plastic still on it) with burlap ribbon. You can make the wreath without the added burlap, but I wanted a more finished look.
After the wreath was covered with burlap, I started pinning on the pom poms. I placed the larger size pom poms, on the center of the wreath, and used the smaller pom poms, to fill it in. I was planning on using a hot glue gun to attach the pom poms, but I could not find it. The pins work well, especially if you use the longer floral pins.
I really enjoyed making this wreath, especially making the pom poms with yarn that came from the sheep. It was a bonus using some of my earlier handspun yarns, I could see that my spinning has improved and it gave the wreath some added texture :).