The other day while following links I came across one of my new favorite blogs, The Art of Doing Stuff and Karen's Pom Pom Wreath, so pretty. It was one of those projects I had to immediately find the materials and create. I love those projects! Here is how mine turned out....
The project is super easy! Make a bunch of tissue paper poms, you know how (and if you don't you can find Karen's tutorial here the are super easy), in varying sizes. Your largest flower will depend on how big you want your final wreath to be. My largest flower started about ten inches square (before folded to make the pom) and my final wreath is about two feet across.
The wreath form is just a doughnut shape cut out of cardboard. I snipped the ends off the poms in the petal shape, I don't think the original was trimmed.
Instead of pulling the poms open to create a ball, I pulled them all open to one side then opened up the center to expose the pipe cleaner stamen. Lay them out in a circle to determine the size cardboard form you need. Then hot glue them on.
If you have been procrastinating in the Mother's Day department this is a great idea!!!! Not to mention the whole project cost about three bucks. I used two packages of dollar tissue from the grocery store (like 6 sheets a package) and some pipe cleaners.
I could seriously use some warm weather here in Wisconsin, it's still COLD here! Apparently no one told Mother nature is MAY!!!!!