How to Make a Colorful Holiday Pom-Pom Wreath

Celebrate the ho-ho-holidays with this festive pom-pom wreath that’s as merry and bright as Rudolph’s nose.

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December 02, 2019
Christmas Wreath

DIY Colorful Holiday Pom-Pom Wreath

Celebrate the ho-ho-holidays with this festive pom-pom wreath that’s as merry and bright as Rudolph’s nose.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Deck the halls in a colorful and exciting way this year by swapping out the traditional grapevine wreath for a cozy and plush pom-pom wreath made from items you might already have around the house. A styrofoam wreath form anchors the project while multicolor yarn pom-poms create an eye-catching display. Gold jingle bells and a pair of glitzy reindeer take the wreath from everyday decor to holiday-ready. Perfect for the kids to help make, you'll look forward to displaying this fun and festive Christmas craft year after year.

Materials Needed

  • yarn in multiple colors
  • pom-pom maker
  • flat styrofoam wreath form
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun + sticks
  • jingle bells
  • reindeer ornaments
  • thin ribbon

Pom-Poms Made Easy

For this project, you’ll need a lot of pom-poms — about 70-75 to be exact. To make this step a little easier, we used a handy pom-pom maker. It may look a little intimidating at first glance but is a breeze to use once you get the hang of it.

How to Make a Multicolored Pom-Pom

To make a multicolored pom-pom, begin by wrapping four strands of different-colored yarn around one arm of the pom-pom maker until you reach desired fullness. Close it into the middle once complete. Bring the strands over to the other arm and repeat (Image 1). Cut the yarn and close the second arm. Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut around the pom-pom maker down the middle of each arm (Image 2). Next, cut a 12-inch piece of yarn, wrap around the center and tightly tie a knot (Image 3). Tie another knot to secure the pom-pom. Open up the arms of the pom-pom maker to reveal your fluffy creation. Pull apart the maker from the center to release the pom-pom (Image 4). Finally, trim any excess yarn around the pom-pom for a uniform look (Image 5).

How to Make a Two-Toned Pom-Pom

To create a two-toned pom-pom, follow the same basic instructions as the step above. Wrap one color of yarn around the first arm of the pom-pom maker until full (Image 1). Cut the yarn. Next, wrap a different color of yarn around the second arm and cut (Image 2). Cut a piece of yarn and tie around the pom maker, open the arms and pull them apart to reveal the two-toned pom-pom (Image 3). Trim any excess yarn.

How to Make a Solid Pom-Pom

Creating a solid-colored pom-pom is the easiest of the three methods. Repeat all the same steps as above but with a single color of yarn (Images 1 & 2).


Attach the pom-poms to a flat styrofoam wreath form with a generous amount of hot glue, mixing the colors and patterns as you go.

Add Pom-Poms

DIY Colorful Holiday Pom-Pom Wreath: Glue

Attach the pom-poms to a flat styrofoam wreath form with a generous amount of hot glue, mixing the colors and patterns as you go.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia

Cassidy Garcia

Add Accents

To make the wreath a little more merry for the holidays, add gold jingle bells or any seasonal accessory, attaching with hot glue. (Image 1). Next, nestle two reindeer ornaments into the styrofoam in the opening of the wreath and secure with hot glue (Image 2). Optionally, add a thin shoestring bow at the top and let the ribbon tails flow throughout the pom-poms.


Finally, hang your festive creation on any door, surface or room that needs a boost of holiday cheer with a sticky hook for easy removal after Christmas. Or, pair with colorful bottle brush trees on a bar cart, like we did here, for an inviting focal point at your next Christmas shindig.

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