Pom Pom Wreath

Remember those tissue paper pom poms I showed you how to make last week?  Did you practice?  Did you get good at them?  ‘Cause NOW’S THE TIME TO PUT THAT TALENT TO USE!!!

Make a bunch of them.  “Bunch” is a technical term most often used in the grape industry.

 

Cut a circle out of some cardboard.

 

Playfully frame a bunch of flowers with it.   ‘Cause you’re cute, and playful!

 

 

 

Grab a glue gun.

 

 

And start gluing the pom poms to the cardboard.  Ya know … in a pleasing manner.

 

 

The best part about this spring wreath is it’s weather proof.  No it’s not.  Lemme start again …

The best part about this spring wreath is it’s so light you can  hang it anywhere with just a piece of 2 way tape.

Of course this next picture has the wreath propped on a picture stand.  Let’s ignore that.

When displayed this way it looks like a funeral alter for a circus clown.  Let’s ignore that.

 

 

Oh.  O.K., and here I used a tiny piece of wire to hang the wreath because the door was too wonky for the tape to work.   The louvers made it difficult.

 

See there though!  In the background!  I used the two way tape to stick the wreath to a mirror.  Honestly I did!

 

See?  Here’s proof.  It’s what we in the biz refer to as an “action shot”.

 

 

 

 

Again … stuck it with some two way tape.

 

 

 

And later that evening … the wreath magically appears in yet ANOTHER spot!  Honestly, a hunk of cardboard and a vomit of tissue paper is incredibly versatile.

I’m even thinking it would work as a belt for a fancy dress party.

 

Do NOT however, stick your Pom Pom wreath to the wall above your cat food dishes. Because, if the wreath were to fall right ON the formerly homeless, already skittish cat while it was eating … it might never recover.

Hypothetically speaking of course.

By the way, I was reallyyyy rushed when I did this wreath.   If I were to do it again I’d do a somewhat subtler combination of colours.   Not quite such a RIOT of colour.  Then again perhaps it’s appropriate … I mean … it is Spring.

Hypothetically speaking of course.


40 Comments

  1. Taylor says:

    Hello! Just wanted to let you know I shared a link to yoru tutorial today with my results from your tutorial!

    Taylor

  2. Meg says:

    My friend linked me to your page, and I’m in tears I’m laughing so hard. She linked me to the “how to fix a slamming screen door” and I kept reading. Anyone who describes a grouping of things as a “Vomit” has my full attention and respect, and anyone who makes fake cupcakes as ornaments with ordinary construction materials has, well, is effing awesome. Thank you for making me laugh for a long time, tonight. Just what I needed! Someday I hope to finish doing my own house fixing projects so I can make some cupfakes. 🙂

    • Karen says:

      Thank you for the nice note Meg! I’m sorry to do this to you, but I just put up another post. So you have yet another to read. 🙂 ~ karen

  3. Luke Hoy says:

    These so beat the tissue paper roses we made in my spanish class in highschool…I love the easy texture this adds to a room. Even an all white wreath would be great!

  4. Maggie C says:

    Your lighting fixture in the very last picture sent me into a swoon this morning. I’m lamenting not checking your blog yesterday. I could have been enchanted by that lamp *hours* ago! I’m also definitely making a wreath this weekend. Hooray!

    • Karen says:

      Maggie – Thanks! Flea Market. $12. It’s on some weird pully thing so you can pull it lower, or push it higher to the ceiling. It’s a favourite of mine! ~ karen

  5. Pam says:

    I like your bracelet, oh and the wreath too.

  6. Eddie says:

    Ithink it’s great, I’m gonna add some leaves to mine.

    • Karen says:

      Thanks Eddie! Funny! I actually did add leaves to mine too, but it felt a little too “cut and paste” to me. I didn’t have enough time to fiddle around with it, but I definitely think it could work. Good luck! ~ karen

  7. Patti says:

    Basically, you posted this intentionally to help me with wedding decor planning, didn’t you? I may have to invite you now.

  8. Liz S. says:

    I’ve been working hard on a variety of sizes and styles of pom poms to go no a baby shower gift. I’ve been experimenting with different ways to cut the ends before separating the sheets and poofing it out. My favorite so far has been to cut it like a spike. Makes for a really neat looking poofy flower. Now I need to make this to hang on my cabinet.

    • Karen says:

      Liz S. – I did the same thing! I like the spike too. However, I’d already made a bunch of these other pom poms so … ~ karen

  9. Katy says:

    Lovely. You win the bonus prize for reminding me that the only good clown is a dead one.

  10. susan w says:

    a skirt! Not a belt but the whole foofy thing as a tiny skirt. Now that you are even more svelte after CrossWinds (or whatever it was), a tiny tissue flower skirt would complete the look.

  11. Well, that is just super cute! Personally, I love the colors. And how smart of you to make it weather-proof. 😉

  12. Michelle says:

    May I ask where you found the cute birdy on the ‘funeral altar for the circus clown’? 🙂 Love it! Oh – I also love the wreath and am plotting how I can use the flowers as decorations at a wedding shower I’m helping to host in a few months.
    Michelle

    • Karen says:

      Hi Michelle – Here’s the story behind the white bird. Paint it White – The Bird Edition. I have about a million of them, LOL. ~ karen

  13. “I’m even thinking it would work as a belt for a fancy dress party.”

    Lol. I really like that thing. I think I might do a red, black, and white one for my office 🙂 Neato.

  14. brenda says:

    loved the tour of your home…it would have been a bit more interesting if that big pouffy thing hadn’t been in the way in all the shots.

  15. magali says:

    I like the colours. I was actually thinking the whole time time I was reading that I really liked your colour choice.

  16. pve says:

    Good thing I have an 11 year daughter to hire to make this. I would love one in metallic silver for the holidays! Your wreath is a cacaphony of color and cheer!
    pve

    • Karen says:

      PVE – Yes, 🙂 yes it is a cacophony of colour. I’m going to do a white and metallic gold one for Easter. If I manage to get a picture of it, I’ll post it. ~ karen!

  17. Ellie says:

    I like the size you used for your pompoms on the wreath. I’m guessing this isn’t the same as the 10 inch ones you made for the gift wrap. What size paper squares did you use and how many sheets of paper? If you don’t mind providing me with these pro-tips for my own wreath.

    • Karen says:

      Ellie – I just randomly cut different sizes of squares. Probably 4″ x 4″ and some 3″ x 3″. I really just hacked away at the tissue paper. I can tell you that the smaller the squares the fewer pieces of paper you need. For the smaller pom poms use 8 sheetes of paper, medium sized used 10 and x-large use 12. For this wreath you can get away with the small and medium pom poms. Hope that helps! ~ karen!

  18. Julie shinnick says:

    Very Pretty!
    Bright colours are good!
    Cheers me up ‘cos winter is on the way here!
    Though shouldn’t complain to you too much as it only gets cold enough to snow here in Adelaide about every 2 years and that’s only slush up in the hills!
    So your posts about shovelling snow are quite educational, you know, just in case I travel somewhere…..maybe….

  19. Adrienne Audrey says:

    Hey, where did you get the white cabinet in the last photo? I’ve been looking for a corner cabinet like that

    • Karen says:

      Adrienne – I got the corner cabinet at an auction. It was wood, but I painted it and changed out the handles. HUGE improvement. ~ karen

  20. Adrienne Audrey says:

    Fun wreath, a good craft for Easter decorating!

    • Karen says:

      Thank you m’am! For something a little subtler, and elegant I’m gonna do this in white and gold foil tissue paper for “Easter”. 🙂 ~ karen

  21. Katie King says:

    Already plotting on using this for a baby shower in a few months!!

    • Susan says:

      Ohh, ditto! It’s a Hungry Caterpillar theme so a yellow/white (it’s a boy so no pink) wreath with some hanging pom poms in bright primary colour would be a pretty but cheap way to do the deco!!

      Thanks Karen!!

  22. Kate S says:

    Your twitter post seemed so noncommittal and down on itself I was kinda expecting another “yarn on the wall” post.

    As it turns out this is pretty cute, though I would probably go with more of a white and yellow approach. But thats just me, who am I to tell you how to do your thing. Do away my friend.. do away.

    -Kate

    • Karen says:

      Kate S – LOL. No, no. Not down on myself at all. Just giving you a choice. Do it or don’t. 🙂 ~ karen

      • Evie says:

        I’ve always admired women who are good with handcrafts, but I never felt I could do something similiar. I totally fell in love with this so I simply had to try it.. and it turned out just fine! My friends have been blown away by it!

        Thank you for being such an inspiration! Love from Vienna, Austria, Europe.

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