Did you know Dollar Tree is selling bags of premade pom poms this year?
Neither did I.
For just $3.00 for a bag of 24 premade pom poms, I was able to create this adorable pom pom wreath with the perfect colors of Fall and Halloween vibes in just 30 minutes. Much less time than if I had made almost 100 pom poms myself.
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This post is part of the Creative Craft Blog Hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather.
If you are visiting from Niki’s site, Life As A LEO Wife then welcome! I know you will enjoy her Gourd-geous Fall Doormat project this month. At the very bottom of this post, I will direct you to the next stop on this blog hop venture, but I can assure you that you don’t want to miss all of the other talented bloggers participating this month.
My entire haul of Dollar Tree Fall Finds!
Dollar Tree Fall Pom Pom Wreath
Last year I purchased a package of pom pom makers from Amazon. Just because I wanted them and I have used them for some great projects, so they were definitely worth the money. That doesn’t mean I was going to pass up on a steal of a deal at Dollar Tree on some great looking premade pom poms when I found them!
Honestly, I figured up the cost and just buying four different colored skeins of acrylic yarn would have cost me more than the four packages of premade pom poms. Not to mention how I would have had to spend hours making almost a hundred pom poms for the wreath.
Don’t you just love these color combinations as well? Perfect for a colorful Halloween or Fall themed wreath that can be quickly made while binge watching one episode on Netflix. Whatever you may be binge watching these days.
Also purchased on this same shopping trip for this wreath was a wire wreath form, black velvet ribbon, black burlap ribbon, and black pipe cleaners.
From experience I have learned that attaching pom poms, pine cones, or even Christmas ornaments to a wire wreath form is not easy and can be a bit stressful.
So to start your wreath, simply wrap the wire wreath form with the black burlap as a rougher base to attach the pom poms to with hot glue. Problem solved! Wrap a black pipe cleaner around the outer edge of the wire wreath form for the hanger as well.
Heat up your hot glue gun and then just add on the pom poms around the wire frame however you like with a dab of hot glue on each pom pom.
The pom pom colors are so whimsical that you can have a bit of fun with this wreath. Before I even started gluing on the pom poms, I laid some of them out in a random pattern and a striped pattern just so I could see what each would look like. Obviously I chose the random pattern for this wreath.
Usually I don’t put a bow on my pom pom wreaths, but for this one the velvet ribbon was a great addition to the Halloween theme.
To make the bow for this wreath, I pulled out one of my favorite crafting tools, the EZ Bow Maker Deluxe, and made a small four loop bow using the black velvet ribbon. The velvet ribbon wasn’t wired so I had to make the bow much smaller than I normally would have for a wreath as well.
Before attaching the black bow to the bottom of the wreath, I just felt like this wreath needed something more to make it more like Halloween and spooky.
Something to give it even more charm.
What it needed was a pom pom spider!
Another quick trip to Dollar Tree and I had a bag of googly eyes in my hands. Because of course a pom pom spider isn’t complete without googly eyes.
If you have never made a pom pom spider before, it is actually very simple. Cut two black pipe cleaners in half to make four shorter pieces for the legs.
Twist the pipe cleaners together in the middle to secure them together. Add a dab of hot glue and stick the four pipe cleaner legs to the bottom of the pom pom.
I used a leftover black pom pom from the Dollar Tree purchase that didn’t have a long string with it from the middle tie off. So I had to tie some black yarn around it to hang it. If I had made the black pom pom myself, I would have just left the middle tie off string intact and cut it much longer. Flipping the wreath over, I tied the long piece of black yarn to the pipe cleaner hanger at the top of the wreath.
The last two steps were to hot glue on the googly eyes to the pom pom spider and attach the velvet ribbon bow.
Making a Halloween themed wreath is not something I usually make. Especially now that my kid’s are grown and out of the house. For several years I have been making a Fall wreath that I usually leave up until Thanksgiving, then switch over to a Christmas wreath or Winter wreath. So this was something new and fun to make for a change.
Be sure to visit all of the other talented bloggers who participated in this month’s Creative Craft hope, starting with Ann from The Apple Street Cottage and her project for The ‘Not Yet Fall’ Pumpkin.
Dollar Tree Fall Pom Pom Wreath
Fall Garland with Dollar Tree Items
Spooky Fun Halloween Decoration
How to Hand Paint Furniture Designs
1 Peter 1:3 “His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”
This is so easy! I love those colors for Halloween, too. More holidays should include purple, don’t you think?
When I have used hot glue on wreaths before, I have a problem where it heats up too much between my storm door and house door. Then the stuff falls off the wreath! Do you have a suggestion for another glue to use? TIA
Hey Gina. Thanks for visiting. I have had that happen before too and ended up using a combination of Gorilla Glue and hot glue or E6000 glue and hot glue. Hope that helps and good luck.
Love this gorgeous Halloween wreath! Pom Poms make the best decoration tool! Visiting from Traffic Jam last weekend.
Thanks for visiting Julie!
Grandma's House DIY says
I’m featuring you this week at the next To Grandma’s house we go link party – thanks for sharing with us!
Thank you! That is exciting.
Niki ~ Life as a LEO Wife says
Oh my goodness! This is adorable! I can’t wait to go to my local store and see if they have the great things you found! Pinned!
WHAT?! I haven’t seen any items in my Dollar Tree for more than $1.25 yet, but I’ve been seeing all the great finds others have found at their local stores, like these pom poms!! I love the look of pom pom wreaths, but no way do I have it in me to make a million of this. This is the perfect solution.
I totally agree. I have made several pom pom wreaths in the past and they are fun but it does take time to make all those pom poms! I hope they have some for Christmas as well. Good luck finding them.
Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers says
Your wreath is super duper cute!! The velvet works perfectly with the overall look.
Donna, I haven’t seen these pom poms at my local dollar store, but I’ll be on the lookout! Your colorful wreath is adorable! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction
Absolutely adorable, Donna! I have a set of pompom makers that I need to use more, but I get what you’re saying about time and cost. I’ll have to check the dollar store for yarn. Thanks for the inspiration!
Thanks Ann. I am hoping they will have Christmas ones as well.
Donna this is just the cutest! I love it. You are the second person I’ve seen share those poms. Sadly our local DT doesn’t have them. I may have to venture further out to pick some up. I LOVE this wreath. So cute. Thanks so much for sharing.
Thanks Tammy. Good luck finding them.
Terre - Decorate and More with Tip says
oh, Donna this turned out so cute! I need to check out the Dollar Tree’s pom poms. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration.
Thanks Terre. I will definitely be looking for them for more colors over the next couple of weeks.
Gail @Purple Hues and Me says
Too cute, Donna! And perfect for Halloween!
This is adorable Donna! How cool that you found premade pom poms! I LOVE the spider, too cute!!!!
Thank you. The spider was a last minute inspiration and addition to the wreath. I like how it turned out as well.
So colourful and fun Donna! I’ve never made a Halloween themed wreath either. I may just have to see if our dollar tree in Canada sells these pre-made pom poms. What a time saver!
Thanks Sara and thanks for hosting again. I haven’t checked the online site for Dollar Tree so you can try there as well. Good luck.