I probably love the Christmas build-up more than I love the big day itself, so when Little Buttons Diaries asked me to get involved with the Craftmas project, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!
I’ve gotta say, my craft sessions are usually totally random and unplanned, so actually putting thought into the project had me all of a dither! For the first time in a long time, I actually stuck to my original idea so here I present to you a Cute Christmas Pompom Wreath…
You will need:
- A piece of cardboard that will be cut into an ‘o’ shape.
- Low temp glue gun
- Glue refills (around 5)
- Sharp scissors
- Felt in a variety of Christmas colours
- Craft knife
- Variety of pompoms in Christmas colours
- Christmas ribbon
- Googly eyes (if you want to make it super cute!)
- Chenille sticks/ pipe cleaners
Step 1: Cut the cardboard base
Cut part of a cardboard box into a ‘O’ shape using a sharp craft knife – this part is definitely a ‘grown-up’ job! Don’t stress if the cut isn’t perfect as it’ll all be covered up with the pompoms anyway.
Step 2: Get gluing!
This is the most time consuming part so if you have a tween or teen around, this is an ideal one for them to get involved with!
Be mindful of the fact that ‘low temp glue gun’ does not make it any less burny if you accidentally get some on your fingers – which is why it’s best to be super careful if younger children are joining in.
Step 3: Check your work
Once you’ve filled the entire circle, gently pull off the gluey ‘spider webs.’ Double check that the wreath is covered from all angles and add more pompoms if needed. Approximately 150 green pompoms were used to make this wreath, using a special Christmas pack from Riot Art and Crafts.
Step 4: Time to get your felt on!
Play around with a few different iconic Christmas images to see what works best on your wreath. Featured above is our final pieces, but we also considered a reindeer, Santa and a snowman too – keep it simple if the kids are joining in!
Once the felt is cut, try blinging it up with some glittery chenille sticks and pompoms. Glue everything together with the help of that trusty glue gun. You may also want to add googly eyes for that silly/ cute factor…
Step 5: Placement
Test where the felt pieces will go first. We found that the Christmas tree and stocking looked better along the vertical sides, for example. The glue sticks super fast so you don’t want to ruin your amazing craft by attempting to re-stick!
Step 6: Finishing touches
Glue a Christmassy ribbon to the reverse of the wreath, then stand back and admire your amazing handiwork!
I hope that you all have an amazing Christmas with your family and friends. If you decide to make crafts part of the festivities, do tag me in. I absolutely LOVE it when you share your ideas and if you decide to make your own pompom wreath, send me a photo!
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