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DIY: Knock Off Anthropologie Wreath

Who doesn’t love Anthropologie? Well I do but my pocketbook does not. This wreath caught my eye and the price tag took my breath away…$138.00, I just can’t do it.

 

So what’s a girl to do???? Why make it yourself, of course…It’s yarn…how hard can it be? Not hard at all. Here’s how I did it. Michaels had their yarn on sale so supplies (2 pkgs of yarn and a wreath form) for the entire project was $14.05. Seriously??? I can make 10 of these for the price of one.

  1. Depending on the size of pom poms you want, choose a piece of cardboard to wrap your yarn around. I wanted each pom pom to be pretty big so I went with a 4” piece (I just used an old cardboard package I had). There are tutorials ALL over Pinterest for making pom poms. I wrapped the yarn around 70 times for each pom pom…the more times you wrap, the denser the pom pom.                                
  2. Once you have wrapped your yard around the cardboard the desired amount, carefully slip it off of the cardboard and lay it on top of a separate piece of yard about a foot long.                                                                                                              
  3. Tie it tightly around the middle and cut the loops on either side. And then trim…trim…trim and trim some more to even out the circle.   Lather, Rinse, Repeat as many times as needed. I ended up using nine pom poms for an 18” wreath.   Wrap the remaining yarn around the wreath form (this was admittedly the WORST part but necessary as you will be able to see some of the form in the finished product).   Then last but not least position and tie your pom poms onto your wreath form using the tails from step 2.   Easy as that…1, 2, 3.                                
      

    All in all, the process took me about an hour and a half. Not bad for a 90% discount. Hope this inspires the crafter in all of you. Have a wonderful and safe holiday season. 

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