Wednesday, March 04, 2015

52 Projects (Project 9)

A pom-pom wreath!

This is a project I've had in the works for a while. When I got done with my daughter's afghan, I had quite a bit of yarn left. One day I was looking down into the bag where the yarn was, and I got the idea to make a pom-pom wreath.

This hangs over my daughter's bookshelf in her room.
While I had the yarn and a straw wreath, I still had other supplies to buy.

Floral pins: $.93
White yarn (to wrap the wreath in) and pom-pom makers: $5.15
Birds: $2.53

I tried making pom-poms without the pom-pom makers and it was a big waste of yarn. I had a $5 off $10 coupon for Jo-Ann's so I used that for the white yarn and pom-pom makers. Making the pom-poms was fun!

floral pins and pom-pom makers
I didn't have enough yarn to completely cover the whole wreath in pom-poms, and I did not want to buy more yarn. So I bought the white yarn to wrap the wreath in so that the straw part was covered where there are no pom-poms.

The sweet little birds were not my original idea. When I thought of making a pom-pom wreath, I looked at pom-pom wreaths on Pinterest and came across this pretty wreath (unfortunately, I could not find the post with the original picture in it, so all I have is a Pinterest link).

Cost: $8.61
Running Cost: $19.42


Susan said...

Although I haven't commented till now, I've enjoyed your weekly projects this year. This wreath is so cute! I bet your daughter is really enjoying it. It's amazing what you can find around the house to make things from - I'm trying to use my fabric stash for some of my sewing projects this year - and amazing how inexpensive some of the supplies can be, especially with coupons. I'm excited to see your final results at the end of the year!

Kathi Wheelet said...

I'm enjoying your blog Tammy! You have inspired me to dig into my stash of crafting supplies already on hand to see what I can come up with.

Tammy said...

Thank you, Susan and Kathi!