This Valentine’s pom pom wreath DIY was too cute not to share so I thought I’d write a quick separate post. I have a weird obsession with pom poms and I’ve made several pom pom projects. So let’s get started with this Valentine wreath DIY!
Valentine’s Pom Pom Wreath DIY Supplies
- A heart wreath form
- Yarn in your choice of color. I used standard white yarn.
- A pom pom maker set
- Hot glue gun – I just got this one. The stand suctions to the table and has a silicone drip tray.
- Sharp scissors – I use the little scissors in this set all of the time. I actually have 2 sets.
How To Make The Valentine Wreath
If you don’t already know how to make pom poms with a pom pom maker, you’ll need to start with my Clover Pom Pom Maker Tutorial. This will show you how to make the pom poms.
I made about 38 pom poms using the second smallest pom pom maker. The color in my set is yellow. I started by gluing 16 pom poms to the face of the wreath form.
When I looked directly at the wreath, it looked good enough, but from the sides, I could see the styrofoam so I sat back in front of a movie and continued making pom poms to glue all the way around the outside. This took about 18 more pom poms.
To make the pom poms fluffy, I cupped each one in my hands and rolled them around vigorously to separate the fibers. Here is a before and after so you can see what that looked like.
Guess what happened now?
I could still see the styrofoam on the inner part, but adding more pom poms there caused the shape of the heart to disappear. I even made a couple of the smallest size pom poms to see if that would work and it was still too much.
I finally cut a pom pom in half and glued chunks along the inside, sort of like a shag rug. This finished off the inside and made the Valentine wreath DIY look complete.
Here is a picture of the pieces glued on. Use an old pencil or something to tap the yarn down into the glue so you don’t burn your hand.
You can glue a sawtooth hanger to the back for hanging. I glued a small piece of yarn to the back to create what resemples a sawtooth hanger and it worked fine.