DIY Pom Pom Peace Sign Wreath
The idea to make this pom pom peace sign wreath struck me early in November while scanning through holiday furniture catalogues, many of whom boasted a festive peace sign decoration amongst their seasonal offerings. We’ve all seen pom pom wreath DIYs out there in the world (many of you have already made them!) but upon seeing those peace sign wall hangings, it immediately struck me how AWESOME it would be to make a POM POM peace sign WREATH!
The other reason this DIY had to happen is because I’ve loved peace signs ever since second grade when everything at Limited Too and Claire’s was covered with peace signs and other flower child-era symbols. I’ve posed for photos holding up a peace sign ever since that age and even sign off all posts and TNTP customer letters with “PEACE, love & neon!”
Needless to say, I’m SO excited to share this idea with you all! It’s really quite simple to execute – just whip up 30+ poms, make a peace sign out of wire and tie on your poms. DAS IT!
To learn how to make all the patterned pom poms shown in this tutorial, be sure to sign up for our online course How to Master Pom Poms and Tassels. Through the end of the year, use code POMTASSMASTER to enjoy $19 off the “Basic” version of the course!
Alright guys, let’s get poming!
- Omegacryl yarn in your chosen palette (here I used bougainvillea, white, beige and neon yellow)
- Gold tinsel
- Gold embroidery floss
- White embroidery floss
- 12 gauge wire (I used a 3 yard spool for a 10″ peace sign but you can add more to create a larger)
- Loome tool
- 1.75″ trim guide
- Wire cutter
- Hot glue & gun (not pictured)
Create a 10″ circle with the wire, then wrap more wire once around the entire circle to strengthen it.
Once the reinforced circle is complete, bend the wire 90 degrees across the center of the circle. Wrap it around the other side of the circle then back down around the straight line to reinforce it.
Wrap the wire around the outside of the circle a little ways to the right or left of the straight line. Bend the wire towards the straight line to create one of the peace sign angles, then wrap it around the straight line and back down towards the circle to create the second peace sign angle. Wrap the wire back around the second peace sign angle and then down the first angle to finish.
Cut the wire with a wire cutter and wrap the remaining wire end.
Meanwhile, make an assortment of approximately 32 pom poms in your chosen color palette! Leave the embroidery floss hanging so that you can tie your pom poms onto the wreath. For my pom poms, I mixed and matched color combinations to create a variety of solid, sprinkled and speckled pom poms. You can learn how to make all these and more patterned pom poms and more in our online course How to Master Pom Poms & Tassels!
Tie your pom poms tightly onto the peace sign. I used the surgical knot method we use to tie poms, which helped tie the poms securely to the peace sign.
Once all your poms are tied to your peace sign, trim off the excess embroidery floss on the back of your wreath. To ensure pom poms stay put, add a generous squeeze of hot glue to the back of each pom on top of the knot and onto the wire.
Last, add an embroidery floss loop to the top of your peace sign.
Et voilà! A stinkin’ adorable pom pom peace sign wreath to hang seasonally on your front door or in your home year-round. Personally, I’ll be leaving this guy up all year in my little kitchen office or as an addition to the artwork around our TV.
Have you guys been making any pom pom and tassel decorations for the holidays? If so what?? And do you think you’ll give this pom pom peace sign a try?? Share all your holiday pom pom schemes in the comments!
Peace, love & neon,