How to Make a Rainbow Pom Pom Wreath
I have said in the past that I wasn’t much of a wreath person, but ever since moving into this house last year something has changed in me. I’ve evolved. I’m becoming a wreath person. In my defense, our old house had storm doors that made wreaths a challenge, but this house has the perfect pink door just begging for some fun! Spring is the season to add florals, moss, butterflies, bunnies and more to your front door. While I love all of those, I wanted something a little less traditional. With St. Patty’s Day just around the corner, I decided to create a fun pastel pom pom wreath. This rainbow features no pot o’ gold at the end, but it does boast big fluffy white pom pom clouds and colors that will work all season long and even beyond St. Patrick’s Day. Today I am going to show you how to make this wreath, which is really quite easy and just requires a little bit of patience. Actually, if you have ever made pom poms, you know that it requires a lot of patience. If you want to make this wreath, I highly recommend finding an awesome movie to watch, or perhaps a podcast to binge, or audiobook to help you pass the times as your hands work endlessly to craft the 4,632 pom poms it takes. Don’t worry; I am exaggerating… a little. At the bottom of this post, you will also find links to several other spring wreaths you can recreate as well. Thanks to Krista at The Happy Housie for organizing this spring wreath hop. (I am an Amazon associate and earn a small commission from qualifying purchases. I am also using other affiliate links throughout this post.)
To make this rainbow wreath, you only need a few supplies.
- Yarn in 4 colors, 3 for the rainbow arc, and one for the clouds (I like to use inexpensive standard yarn like this for this project)
- Wire wreath form (I used this 18″ version).
- Heavy duty wire clippers
- Pom pom makers in large and extra large
- To get started, choose one color of pom pom and create 4-5 pom poms using the large maker. Tie them to the wire wreath form. As you tie, do not tie them to the most outside or most inside ring of the wreath frame as they will flop around too much. Tie your pom poms only to the inside two rings. I started with the minty color which was the bottom of my rainbow arc. I created 5 pom poms and tied them all onto the third ring in on the form.
- Repeat with the middle color, and then again with the last color. You can tie the top color of your rainbow to the ring that is second in. Below you can see just where they were tied into place, never on those outside rings.
- Work in sections. As you can see the wreath frame is sectioned off and I found it was easiest to fill one section of pom poms at a time. This method also allowed me to make the most of my yarn. I had planned to go a section farther, but because I was working in sections, I discovered that I was not going to have enough pink for any more. I am glad I found that out before I created extra mint and yellow pom poms!!! They are super time consuming to make, so I would have been kicking myself at the lost minutes.
- After you have created your entire rainbow arc, craft 6 (or more if you prefer) extra large cloud colored pom poms. I chose white, but of course you could use gray or whatever you want. Tie these in place on the cross bar that ends your last section of rainbow.
- Once all of your pom poms are tied in place, use your heavy duty wire clippers to cut the frame an inch or so below the cross bar that ends the last section of rainbow. The rings may slide a little, so make sure to come down that inch or so because you don’t want it to pop out of place! I had one ring come loose while making mine, and I just tied it securely in place using extra yarn.Even with heavy duty clippers, this step took a little muscle behind it. Here you can see one side cut free.6. Finally, the wreath was ready to hang on my door and greet my guests, which are typically the mailman and the Amazon Prime delivery guy, but I am sure they appreciate pastel rainbows nonetheless.
Our front porch isn’t totally ready for spring, but at least this cute pastel wreath and pink door are!
I just love how fluffy those big white clouds turned out. They really give the wreath a little dimension.
I am looking forward to the weather warming up a bit and adding some life to this porch.
In full disclosure, just to the left of the door are two pretty modern planters filled with pansies! Pansies that I forget to water all the time. They looked a little sad and floppy, so they just didn’t make it into the photos. But I remembered to water them… or I am reminding myself right now, anyhow.
For now, I will just enjoy this colorful wreath and the splash of spring it brings to my home!
Have you started sprucing up your home for spring? What are your favorite ways to do that when it’s still cold?
If you want to save this project to make on your own, be sure to pin it!
Today I’m joined by some of my talented blogging friends who are also sharing their DIY Spring Wreath tutorials with you! Be sure to see what they are sharing (and how they made it!) by clinking the links below the images.
Easy DIY Spring Hoop Wreath at Cherished Bliss
Fabric Rag Wreath Tutorial at Hallstrom Home
DIY Dollar Store Lavender & Lambs Ear Wreath at All Things With Purpose
DIY Butterfly Wreath at Paint Me Pink
Spring Starburst Forsythia Wreath at Inspiration for Moms