This is a simple craft project to create a stunning Rainbow Pom Pom Wreath which will brighten up anybodies house during these times of uncertainty.
It’s all about colour and rainbow crafts at the moment with us, and I wanted a project that I could do with the kids that we could all get equally involved in. So we set about making this rainbow pom pom wreath.
We made this specifically to display in our window, to be part of the rainbow trail and to show our appreciation to our NHS and other key workers during these difficult times.
Some of the most beautiful
occur after a storm.
This project uses quite a lot of pom poms, so don’t expect to complete it quickly, but it is one you can dip in and out over a few days. I like to make pom poms using the little plastic pom pom makers, as I find it really easy even for my children to do with little if any intervention from me.
So if you would like to see how we made our rainbow pom pom wreath, read on or pin it for later!
Pin Rainbow POm Pom Wreath for Later!
What You Will Need
- Pom pom makers- I used a 3.8cm and 6.8cm one
- Polystyrene wreath
- Knife or craft blade
- Wooden skewer
- Wool in 5 different colours
- Glue gun
How to Make a Rainbow Pom POm Wreath
1.Cut the polystyrene wreath in half. I found this easiest using just a sharp kitchen knife and a ruler to make sure the cut was straight.
2. Make two holes in the top of the polystyrene wreath to thread some yarn to make a hanger. You can skip this step if you don’t intend to hang your wreath. I used a wooden bamboo skewer to make two holes in the top of the wreath and threaded through a length of wool.
3. Now it’s time to make your pom poms! A proper rainbow has 7 different colours, but as we didn’t have enough space for 7 rows and not quite the right colours we settled on 5 different brightly coloured wool.
As mentioned before we used pom pom makers to make our pom poms. If you want to see how you use them, then I have a video on our Pom Pom Love Bug Craft post which you can check out.
4. Keep making pom poms in the 5 different colours until you have enough (this will depend on the size of your pom poms and your polystyrene wreath). It’s great to get the kids involved at this stage, mine picked their favourite colours of wool and happily we sat making pom poms together.
5. Once you have enough pom poms it’s time to start gluing them to the polystrene wreath. I used a hot glue gun for this which worked really well.
6. I started with the middle row so I knew I could spcae the other rows evenly. Then the bottom row before placing the pom poms in between. I repeated this on the top.
7. To finish off our rainbow pom pom wreath we made some pom pom clouds. For these we made 4 larger pom poms in white wool and 2 of the smaller size that I had used in the rainbow. Again these were attached by glueing into place using the hot glue gun.
And that’s it, our completed rainbow pom pom wreath. Now hanging in pride of place in our kitchen window, so hopefully it can bring colour and joy to all who see it.
So what do you think? What rainbow inspired crafts have you been up to recently?
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