Pom Pom Wreath and a Treasured Piece
It’s been full go organization mode around here. I’m getting rid of all the things. Well…almost. This post is a story of two treasures uncovered from piles of craft projects gone wrong and decor that has seen a better day. One, a keepsake I will have forever and the other, a hobby long forgotten.
I’ve declared a no spend January. Well, okay, maybe low spend. So, what I’ve really been doing is clearing the clutter. It’s amazing how your space can change with a little clean-up and clean-out. The best part? It’s free. You don’t need expensive baskets and tubs to clean out and you just might find a treasure you had forgotten about.
Like this clock. My parents were at my dads first parish as a young minister when an elderly couple gifted them this chiming clock. The elderly couple had just celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and didn’t have anyone to pass the clock down too. They had received it when they were married 65 years ago. Talk about an heirloom. They amazingly gifted it to my parents because they said it would be in a “good home” and they would take care of it through the years. My parents are coming up on their 60th wedding anniversary and this clock chimed in my childhood home for years.
They passed it on to me about 10 years ago and it lived on my mantle in my Georgia home for many years. I don’t have a fireplace in this house and with a little one who likes to touch everything, I had packed it safely away. When I uncovered it in the great purge of 2018, I decided Luke was old enough now to handle having the clock out. It has the most beautiful deep gong and I adore the ticking of the clock when the house is quiet. To me, it is such a comforting sound.
Another treasure uncovered was a huge box of yarn. In Georgia, before I blogged, I knit scarves and little blankets. When we moved to Florida it just stayed so hot all the time and knitting just dropped off my radar. So, what do you do with tons of yarn? You craft.
You make a ton of big pom poms and tie them around a wreath you found in the bottom of a box. I used a regular styrofoam wreath form (pick one up at the Dollar Store) and wrapped it in yarn. That was the hardest part. Truly. Then make your pom poms using some cardboard. Shape the pom poms so they are nice and round and use the two long tails from making your pom pom and tie them around the wreath to secure to the form. No glue needed. How easy is that?
The wreath adds a whole lot of texture, puts to use something that was just laying around, and didn’t cost a penny. Could you ask anything more of a craft project? If you want to make a wreath like this there are a ton of tutorials on Pinterest (why be redundant) and if you don’t have yarn laying around check out your local thrift store. I always see yarn there. If only those women who donated it had thought of pom pom wreaths. 🙂
I want to say thanks so much for stopping by this little blog of mine and spending a few minutes of your day with me. It means so much to me. Have a fantastic day friends!