12 Days of Sundquist Christmas: Day 2

Day Two: Pom Pom Wreath DIY

This year, we wanted to share our favorite traditions, our excitement over new ones, and our desire to give back. The result? 12 Days of Sundquist Christmas! We’re sharing what our employees enjoy most around the Holidays. Our secret recipes, favorite DIY decorating tips, and Christmas traditions are here for you to read. We hope this inspires you to share what you love about the Holiday Season with those you love.

For the second day of Christmas, we’re giving you the secret of the pom pom wreath DIY. You may have seen this pop up around Pinterest, or maybe someone you know has put one up on their door. It’s really ridiculously easy, and we’re showing you how!

For this project, you’ll need yarns (in three or more colors), scissors, a wreath form (we got ours from Amazon), and hot glue. Pretty simple, right?

The first thing you’ll want to do is create the pom poms. We recommend various sizes. There are several ways to make these: you could get a pom pom maker (which is more involved than it sounds), your fingers, or (like we did) basically anything (we used a box of chalk).

The more yarn, the better! We want these pom poms as fluffy as a herd of sheep that's dodged the shearer a few times.

The more yarn, the better! We want these pom poms as fluffy as a herd of sheep that's dodged the shearer a few times.

To use the finger method, start by wrapping the yarn around your fingers, leaving a small tail. The more fingers the yarn is wrapped around, the bigger the pom will be. (We found fingers weren't big enough and wrapped the yarn around a box of chalk.) Be generous when wrapping yarn; you'll want A LOT. 

When you have enough yarn, cut it, and slide a new piece between your fingers, pull it tight, and knot it. (Or if you're using a box like we did, slide it carefully off the box and knot it as tight as you can around the middle.) 


Next, take the yarn off your fingers, and cut the loops. Shape it into more a sphere if need be with your scissors. You’ll need about 20 of these; it'll depend on how big you make them and how big your wreath form is (We ended up using 19). And just for reference, here's how the size of the object affects the size of the pom:

Next, get out your hot glue gun, and start gluing pom poms onto your wreath form. Easy! Now hang it on your door for a seriously awesome bit of Holiday cheer!