Friday, November 27, 2015

Making a Wool Pom Pom Wreath (Compliments of the Sheep)






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-

Wool Yarn (you can use whatever type of yarn you want)
Pom Pom Makers
Scissors
Straw Wreath wrapped in plastic
Burlap
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.

Done! 




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.






It was a little bit later, that I found the perfect ribbon to make a bow to finish the wreath.








21 comments:

  1. Great idea, Sandra, and it looks good, too. Are you going to add any more decorations to it? Ribbon or a bow? It's always neat to use 'homegrown' things for projects, it means so much more.

    Fern

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    1. thanks! I will add a Now when I can find one I like :)

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  2. I love it Sandra! And love that you were able to use your own handspun from your own sheep!

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  3. Thanks for posting this. What a clever idea:)

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  4. My my, love the woolly wreath, and, of course, it's just the perfect touch for a sheep farm decoration.
    Have a great weekend!

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  5. My mother made little Santa ornaments with red and white pom poms. This wreath is wonderful!

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  6. What a cute wreath! I love it!

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  7. Good morning! Just a little note to let you know we have * featured * this post today on the Art of Home-Making Mondays. Have a lovely week :)

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  8. You made a really pretty wreath!
    Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J!

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  9. Oh this is SO pretty!!

    I would love for you to share this with my FB Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  10. We are happy to inform you that this is being featured at our Monday Cooking and Crafting with J & J. Thanks for sharing with us and we hope to see you again!

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