Today I finally finished trimming my pom poms and completed my Valentine’s Day wreath. I tried three different methods to make these pom poms, my fingers (ouch), cardboard and a set of Darice pom pom makers. I still can’t figure out the diagram on the Darice set lol. Honestly if it didn’t hurt my fingers so much I like the way those turned out the best. Alas, the cardboard method won and I made several small, medium and large for the wreath. I did not have a wreath form on hand so I used one of my frozen pizza cardboard pieces. Whenever we have frozen pizza, I keep the cardboard inserts. They have come in handy more than once.
To make the heart form I folded the cardboard in half and penciled in half a heart shape. To keep it steady while I cut I secured it together with a paper clip. I then gave it a quick coat of pink craft paint, punched the hole at the top and pulled the ribbon through. I did the ribbon first because once the pom poms were glued on I may not have been able to find the hole I made for hanging.
Before I started hot gluing the pom poms on the wreath, I played around with the layout. I finally decided on this one.
Initially I only had one row of white and pink. When I held it up I saw more pink from the form than I wanted to. So, I added the extras where the form was showing through, while trying to keep both sides balanced. I think it turned out cute. It is so soft I want to lay my head on it. I’m thinking some pom pom pillow making is on my list of things to do