Wednesday, December 13, 2006

My first everlasting wreath


I’ve had a bag full of assorted color pom poms on my desk for a couple years now. They keep floating from pile to pile. I never wanted to part with them, just in case. I made them out of odds and ends of Julia yarn and they were part of the photo shoot for Colorful Stitchery. I also had a few 12 inch embroidery hoops purchased at the thrift store. They were too awkward to use and were taking up unnecessary space. They were destined to go back to the thrift store. But then the holidays arrived and the pom poms married the embroidery hoop via some hot glue while Vera the cat supervised as she likes to do.


I like to make wreaths - go into the woods, collect the greens, and then wire them in bunches to a wreath form. I'm kind of a purist - no fake greens for me. I don't have a wreath that you take out of a box every year - although I must admit, it would be easier. Sometimes I never get to the wreath making and then we have none. But not now. I've got my own version of a "wreath in a box" and it's made of my odd balls in kicky colors of Julia Wool/Mohair/Alpaca. Quite fitting for this house full of yarn, knitting and color. Now I just have to decide where to hang it. Outside definitely won't do.

Bella Dia has a great pom pom tutorial which is easy for kids to do. There are also pom pom makers available - I like the Clover brand best. Go ahead and use up all those odd balls.

14 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Most excellent wreath. It goes well in your colourful house, I'm sure! I usually think up the good idea just AFTER I've gotten rid of the supplies :)

Katy said...

I love the wreath! Thank you for the inspiration!

Carol said...

I can't decide which I'm envying more: the wreath or the cat!

Monica said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! This is totally brilliant!!

Green Kitchen said...

Cool. Perfect for my house of little boys.

Anonymous said...

What a brilliant idea, I haven't made a pompom for about 20 years, maybe I will give it another go...

Marcy said...

Lovely, Kristen! This is so very you. :D

Anonymous said...

Love it! I've been wanting some sort of 'yarny' wreath...this is wonderful!

Kathleen C. said...

What a great idea! What a fabulous wreath!
Thanks for posting it...

QuilterLynn said...

Wonderful! Great colors!

Kim said...

Cute idea! Would love to try this one!

robin said...

so adorable! what did you mount them to? i need one of these.

robin said...

nevermind, i just actually read instead of looked at the pics. sorry!

Jodi said...

The wreath is so lovely and colorful. I'm going to try one -- it will be a great way to use up odds and ends of yarn. Thanks for all the great project ideas, Kristin.