DIY Snowball Wreath Anthroplogie-Style

…their baby would be my wreath.  But instead of costing $128 like the tufted wool wreath on the right or $298 like the Snow Pearls Wool wreath on the left it cost me less than $45.

Here’s what it looks like up close.

And further away….

Want to see how I made it?

felted wool snowball wreath DIY

I started with this white pom-pom wreath form from Target.  It was on sale for $22 the other day when I bought it but the regular price is $24.99.  I also found a stem of snowballs from Michael’s Craft store for $6.99 then 50% off that, and I bought five boiled wool balls from Target for $3 each.  You can make your own if you do the whole felted wool thing but for me buying them was easier and cheaper and faster.

Those target ornaments actually look like this on one side…

But the colors are just needled felted on so you can easily pull the colored felt right off.  You don’t have to since you can glue them on backwards but I figured it gave me more surface area to work with.

Here comes the worst part, you have to tear the bells off the wreath.  This is the do or die part of coming up with a tutorial, you know that you could in this moment waste a perfectly good $22.99. It feels so VERY wrong to tear up a new wreath.  But design won out.  Hold the wreath tight around where the bell is glued on and pull that sucker off.  If it sticks too much, set the wreath on a cold porch or in the freezer for a few, the cold helps the glue pop right off.

Here’s the de-belled wreath.  It now has bald spots and you are hoping your husband doesn’t walk in and ask why you are tearing up the wreath you just bought.

Next I looked around my house for anything I could make more pom-poms out of. I had these two interesting yarns from another project (both from Michael’s too) so I grabbed those.

And I wrapped the bells (that I pulled off the original wreath) with the yarn.  Hot gluing every now and then to secure it.

Same with the other yarn.  Just wrap it up, gluing  every now and then, until you can’t tell it’s a bell.

I also had a blanket with pom poms that keep falling off.  So I’ve been saving these poms. I pulled the moss off, cut the strings and added those on the wreath too. Search around your house, maybe you have fur or wool you could felt or styrofoam balls and Epsom salt, or grab your pom-pom maker and make some poms, use what you have to add different textures to your wreath.

Then glue on all the different snowballs you have in all the empty spaces on your wreath.

After I took photos of the wreath in my office, I found another type of pom.

So I glued those little fellas on as well. It kind of becomes an obsession, you’ll start seeing poms everywhere, the next door neighbors scarf, your friend’s daughters shoes…everywhere and you will want to cut them off and add them to your wreath.

Happy Pom-Poming!

This post is part of Christmas Craft week, start thinking about and doing your own Christmas craft, write about it on your blog and link up on Friday!

Don’t forget, this year the Tour of Homes is December 18th.  See you there!

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  1. You’re a genius pom pom wreath making freak. of the best kind. Take THAT Anthropologie!
    sorry…i woke up feelin’ a little sassy .

  2. … I like yours so much better than Anthro’s. It’s delightful!

  3. Applause! Well done and I love the wreath, it is beautiful!

  4. I completely love it! Now I”m wanting one in lots of bright colors. I know, that totally isn’t your vision, but I’m enjoying having two pre-teen daughters that love Justice inspired decor and we are embracing that this year, haha!

  5. it’s stunning.. goes to show that mass produced and expensive is never as good as DIY….

    I agree with Alicia above… i’m off to make a bright as can be one….

  6. I love your description of the creative process, running around the house and looking for parts!!! That’s me and then I finally finish and look up and see that I’ve managed to destroy the house in the process of searching for this and that!!!!! The result is beautiful.

  7. Your Wreath came out just beautiful! Love it!

  8. Very creative! I love how you deconstructed & gathered to make a beautiful better-than-anthro wreath. Well done.

  9. This must be the day for wreaths. I just did a post about one too! I’ve got a few other craft projects going on this week also.
    Yours turned out great. It’s amazing to think that someone would spend that much money on the ones advertised! I like yours just as well and I love the price.

  10. $298?!?!??!?!

    Yours looks so much better anyway!

  11. LOVE IT!!! Just pinned it… need to make me one of these. Love your design aesthetic. Happy December!!!

  12. Pretty! I loooove all the different textures!

  13. That looks so warm and fuzzy. I love it.

    A while back you pinned something to make mini pom poms with a fork, and it worked really well. I made about 6 in 15 minutes to attach to DD’s scarf. They would probably work well here too.

  14. Arent your readers helpful? Love the fork idea! Since I’m in my anti-cooking phase, this would be a good use for a fork! (yes, I do eat and not with my hands!). I’ve pinned this and will probably wait until the whole world has made one, before I try it. Sort of like the cone wreath, that I finally made last month! Still love it though!
    P.S.: I’d keep a video cam on yours, to make sure it doesn’t leave the house at night to go make more wreath babies!

  15. First you got me seeing tassel toppers and ribbons everywhere I look and now I shall obsess over searching for pom pom supplies =)

  16. So hysterically fun as usual! I’ve been planning a redo of that Anthro Wreath, also. Then I saw you were making one so I had to check yours out first :D It’s adorable – I want to curl up inside that cozy wreath!! lol

  17. Love your wreath! Love the makeover transformation! Have a great week!

  18. Super cute and you are hilarious.. seeing poms everywhere and wanting to use them for your wreath.. I LOL’d! Thanks for another cute, inspiring idea! :-)

  19. Joy @ Caspara says

    Haha!! I love your comment about seeing poms everywhere, “the next door neighbor’s scarf, your friend’s daughter’s shoes…” I got this funny picture of you sneaking up with scissors. Great start to my Monday, I LOVE this wreath. Way better than Anthro’s. I’m just afraid, knowing me, I would mess up the bell removal and be the one with the wasted $22.99 that you were talking about.

  20. Yeah, I like yours better. Anthropologie is just dumb. And ridiculously expensive.

  21. What a great idea and it is really cute! I especially like your price point better.

  22. Julia Sands says

    I apologize if this suggestion was already posted… but you can also make needle felted wool balls for the wreath. They are super easy & needle felting is a fun craft. I found this tutorial on how to needle felt:

    • thank you! I’ve considered the soap and water felted wool but needle felting seems hard, thanks for the link!! they would make a great addition to the wreath

  23. I like yours even better than the other two. Looks great!

  24. I love that! I just did mini ones for the backs of my kitchen chairs for my holiday house tour today. I would love the big one if the price tag weren’t so high!

  25. I like making wreaths and your Pom Pom one looks like fun and not too expensive either
    Thanks for sharing

  26. It turned out great!! I love the pom poms you made with the trim!

  27. Look at you go!

  28. You’re amazing! No, seriously, you’re like some kind of crafty genius. I honestly love your version so much more than either of the store bought ones you have up top. Thank you so much for the tutorial & inspiration! I think I’m going to have to give this a whirl.


  29. Brilliant! What an amazing job. Who on earth buys a wreath for $298?? Good grief.

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