Fun Craft- Pom Pom Wreath

My friend Melissa left me some things when she was getting ready to move to California a few weeks ago.
Like this amazing wreath:

It still had the tag on it!

Normally when I have things like these laying around, I completely forget about them but not this puppy.

I had big plans for him.

So I got some pom poms at the craft store:

...because I love pom poms.

More than is probably normal.
It takes me back to a simpler time...pom poms were HUGE in the late 70's and early 80's....who remembers pom pom socks??
So I wanted to pay homage to old school poms and create a cool wreath with them.
Without looking like it was something I created in art class circa 1978.

 I took the following tools:

Glue gun and glue sticks.
I needed a new glue gun since my old one was over 10 years old.
They are only $2.99 at Hobby Lobby which then made me wonder why it took me 10 years to get a new one.

Because I am so very cheap.

Then I spent an hour during nap time on a snowstormy Thursday afternoon doing this:

Gluing my pommies to my wreath and let me tell ya it was so very therapeutic.
I was listening to the likes of Dan Fogelberg and Neil Diamond thanks to soft rock on our cable TV, watching the snow gently fall and gluing my cares away.
I don't know how to knit or sew but after this relaxing crafting afternoon, I am seriously considering taking a class because I so need something like this for myself instead of sitting in front of the DVR during my rare moments of free time deciding whether I should watch Teen Mom 2 (I know, I know.....but it is so terribly, awfully addictive) or Tori and Dean ( I know, I know....but it is so terribly, awfully addictive)

And when I was done, it looked somethin' like this:

I loved it but felt like it was missin' something...so in typical can't leave well enough alone Kari fashion, I embellished it just a smidgen.

I took some ribbon I had laying around and cut them into different lengths.

And here is the final product!!

And here it is in Instagram!

Isn't Instagram the coolest??

                                       I love the option that makes everything look old timey.
It looks so cool, like I am a real photographer or something.
And it makes every picture, even the most boring picture, look so fab!

For example:

My living room...cool and all but bitchin' when you put it in Instagram!

One of my latest creations?
 Yeah, yeah, but in Instagram??
Far out.......

A jar of pom poms?
But in Instagram??

4- sho!

It is so abso amazing that it even makes my oldest daughter's messy room look like ....

...da bomb.


  1. LOL ... I can see you running around the house, Instagraming :)

    Cute wreath!

  2. Hee hee...yes it was fun running around instagramming everything.
    God bless Steve Jobs.....:)

  3. That is super cute! It turned out great! Awesome job :)

  4. What a fun wreath! I, sadly, don't remember pom pom socks, but I'm pretty sure I'd love them. :)

    I've just started a link party devoted to projects inspired by pinterest. I've you've got any, I'd love for you to link up!
    Very Pinteresting Party

  5. Very creative! I can picture myself and my daughters having a ball making one!!!

    Would you PLEASE post it on my blog?

  6. This is just too cute!! Would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party! ;)


  7. That is so cute!! I love all the colors in it! So Fun!

  8. What a fun wreath. My boys would love this!

  9. What a darling wreath! Our kids would love making this!!! We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

  10. how fun is this! i am visiting from crafty, scrappy happy.... and i love this song, too (free).

  11. what a cutteeee cute cute wreath! I have never seen anything quite like this! Thank you for linking up at crafty scrappy happy!!!! :o)
    Jaime from crafty scrappy happy


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