Another of my Christmas crafts! The thing that got me in a crafty mood this season was a friend mentioning this wonderful contraption called a Pom-Pom maker. I had no idea such a thing existed and she described it as such an easy thing - it was a Martha Stewart craft after all! - I immediately started thinking of all these things I could do with home-made pom-poms. I had to go out and get one. I am not alone, we have become like pom-pom evangelists! Here's a demo on Youtube.
Most of the wreaths I made were 8" but I made a couple for myself that are 10" to hang on some of our interior doors. The one pictured is 10". I actually think the smaller ones are a little cuter, but I've given all of those away.
I absolutely love these and once I get over how tired of yarn I currently am, I plan to make some that would work for other seasons. I imagine that a rich, rusty orange or a nice eggplant would look great also.
Helpful tip: My one caution with pom-pom making is this: particularly with larger pom-poms, you need to use thicker, fluffier yarn. The cheap-o Heart-brand stuff makes them look sort of spikey and sparse.