Dollar Store Craft: Simple (and cheap!) Pom Pom Valentine's Day Wreath

Have you seen those tacky tinsel Valentine's Day wreaths at your local dollar store? If you unwrap the tinsel, you'll uncover the perfect inexpensive base for a gorgeous high-end pom pom wreath. Cool, right?!? Keep reading because you are going to love this dollar store craft. This pom pom Valentine's Day wreath is easy to make and absolutely gorgeous!



This is what I started out with. These tinsel wreaths were ONLY $1.25 each at Dollarama.




If you cut the wrap with a sharp pair of scissors, you can unwrap it. It's a little tricky to get started, but once the first part is loose, it's easy to unwrap. 

You will be left with a heart-shaped wire wreath form.




Then, pick up some chunky yarn in any Valentine's Day colours. I chose a light pink, dark pink, and grey... but you can use whatever colour combination you like.




The number of pom poms you need to make will depend on the size of your wire wreath form and the weight of your yarn. I made 12 pom poms for my wreath.

You can find a video tutorial for making pom poms here, but basically:

1) Wrap yarn around your hand (or a piece of cardboard) about 60 times. 

2) Tie a piece of yarn around the centre of the wrapped yarn.

3) Cut the loops.... leaving the long piece used to tie the pom pom together (as this will be used to attach the pom pom to the wreath form).

4) Trim the pom pom.




Tie each pom pom to the wire wreath form (per below).




Keep tying pom poms to the wire until the entire wreath is covered.




Then, when you are happy with the positions of all the pom poms, secure them in place with hot glue.




After the glue has dried, you are ready to display your wreath. You can set it on a shelf.





Or you can add a piece of yarn for hanging. I hung mine on the chalkboard in my kitchen, and I love it!






You might also want to check out this quick (2 minute) video tutorial.

 



What do you think? I love that the frame was only $1.25. I will definitely be making more of these DIY Valentine's Day wreaths to display this year. I'm thinking I will try one in different shades of pink... or maybe all red. What colour combination will you try?


Gina Bell
 (aka East Coast Mommy)



If you are looking for more Valentine's Day inspiration, check out more than 30 Valentine's Day ideas here.



And for MORE fun things to make with Pom Pom, click here.

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