How to make your own Christmas wreath

Follow the tips below to craft your very own Christmas pom pom wreath. Don't forget to share your photos of the finished piece!


In our latest issue of Village Life magazine, our craft feature gives some great ideas on how you can create home-made decorations for your family Christmas. If you were left wanting more, you’ve come to the right place.

A holly wreath is a traditional seasonal decoration, but our contemporary take on it is much more finger-friendly – just remember that it is an indoor-only decoration. If you don’t have the time or the patience to make enough pom poms, then you can buy them from craft stores.

Let’s go!

1. To make your own pom poms, cut out two matching O shapes from a sheet of card. Holding the two O shapes together, wind yarn around them until the card is covered and it looks like a fat yarn doughnut. Using scissors, snip around the edge between the two card Os, then thread a piece of yarn between them and tie to secure. Remove the card, fluff up the pom pom, and give it a trim if required.

2. You’ll need around 30 – 100+ pom poms, depending on the size of wreath you want to make, and how big your pom poms are. Traditional green looks great, especially when decorated with felt ‘holly berries’ and a red ribbon – but all-white gives a great winter wonderland feel, while a combination of bright shades creates a modern take on the design.

3. Use a Styrofoam wreath form, or cut out a large O shape from stiff cardboard (plates make good templates). Either loop a piece of ribbon through the centre of the O for hanging, or if you’re making your wreath with a card base, you can make two small holes and thread a double loop of yarn through it.

4. Stick your pom poms onto this base shape – PVA is fine for the cardboard version, while a glue gun should be used for the Styrofoam wreath form. If you’re using different sizes of pom pom, start with the largest, and work down to the smallest. Once dry, it’s ready for hanging!

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