Rainbow Pom Pom Wreath

May 19, 2020 5 Comments
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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!

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Rainbow pom pom wreath pin

What You Will Need

what you will need to make a rainbow pom pom wreath
  • 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
  • Scissors
  • 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.

A polystyrene wreath cut in half

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.

making a pom pom using a pom pom maker

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.

different coloured pom poms

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.

sticking on the pom poms

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.

sticking the coloured pom poms onto the polysterene semi circle

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.

Coloured pom poms all stuck on, just need to add the white 'clouds'

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.

the finished rainbow pom pom wreath
The finished rainbow hanging in the window

So what do you think? What rainbow inspired crafts have you been up to recently?

Kerry x

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  • Karen, the next best thing to mummy May 23, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    This is very pretty and rainbows are so important at the moment #kidsandkreativity@_karendenbid199@gmail is

  • Hannah June 1, 2020 at 5:37 pm

    Aww this is right up my street! Love it 🙂 #kidsandkreativity

  • Naomi Oikonomou June 11, 2020 at 7:56 am

    absolutely gorgeous, as alawys! #kidsandkreativity

  • Louise (Little Hearts, Big Love) June 18, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    What a beautiful rainbow pom-pom wreath. My daughter would love making something like this. I’ve not seen the little plastic pom-pom makers before – will have to check them out. #KidsandKreativity

  • Malin Dormer June 18, 2020 at 11:57 pm

    Oh wow, what an ambitious rainbow craft! Great idea, it looks fab! x #KidsAndKreativity

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    Hi I'm Kerry, Wife to James, Step Mum to one, Mum to two and more fur, feather and winged babies than I can count. I have a passion for crafts, encouraging creativity and inspiring imagination especially in children. So if you are looking for some inspiration, ideas and resources to inject a little creativity into your family life, then you've come to the right place. Read More


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