pompom wreath

diy pompom wreath

in case you didn’t know, i have a thing for pompoms.  easy to make, inexpensive, adorable… need i say more?

pompom wreath

i’ve added poms to wreaths in the past, but never before made an entire wreath out of them!

diy pompom wreath

this year i am still in line with my “luxe lodge” theme, but just going a bit simpler and cleaner.

diy pompom wreath

even though its handmade, this wreath feels so luxurious to me!  i love having the antlers hanging above the mantle for christmas with some antique crystal garland and a pretty star ornament, and the wreath fit perfectly around it.

its super simple and you can make it in just a couple hours – do it while watching a movie and poof!  you’ll be done!

diy pompom wreath

i waited for a yarn sale and grabbed about 6 or 7 different cream & white yarns for this project – some thin, some super thick, some fuzzy.

diy pompom wreath

diy pompom wreath

my wreath is a bit wonky, but i kinda like it that way.  i could’ve made it much more uniform and perfect, but i decided to go more free form.

diy pompom wreath

i got a wire wreath form from a craft store as my base.

diy pompom wreath

i made a bunch of pompoms (use this tutorial – i used the pompom makers) and left their strings long for tying.  i thought i had made enough, but ended up making about 10 more to fill up some thinner spots on the wreath.  i started with the biggest poms (i made 3 sizes), then added the medium and small to fill in – just tying each one onto the wire form – so easy!

diy pompom wreath

hung by a single nail on our wood tv cover and it was done!

our new nativity scene

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even though i may still not be entirely decorated for christmas yet this year, the nativity scene is always the first item we set out.

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my friend lisa sent our family this beautiful nativity scene she designed!  the pewter figures are perfectly nestled in a handmade stable made of wine barrel oak.

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i have the scene set up on our coffee table because my kids love to play with it, coming up with new layouts for the scene!

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we did a little photo shoot for lisa and i got the sweetest pictures of my kids from it!

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this scene really is so sweet and i love that my kids can play with it without fear of them breaking it!

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go here to get your own nativity scene.  adorable kids not included with purchase ;)