Tufted Wool Wreath DIY

One of my favorite stores is Anthropologie. I could move in and live there.

Last year they had an incredible collection of animal heads, wreaths, etc. made out of tufted wool. I loved them!

The wreath was fabulous…..it was made out of quality wool that had been tufted by hand…and made with such creativity. Love that.

It cost $260. Which, by the way, I was perfectly willing to pay. I don’t have a problem spending money on unique, creative, high-quality things. In fact, I love it!

BUT, quite often my ‘willing to’ and ‘want to’ do not equal my ‘can do’. We’ve made a commitment in our family to only use cash…we don’t have or use charge cards…and we stick to our budget. Very wise, I think…but, not always fun.

There’s the rub.

So, since this lovely $260 wreath did not fit my budget I set out to make one of my own….kinda.

I never got around to sharing it here…so, I thought with Christmas approaching it would be a great time.

I have NO DOUBT that there are probably a gazillion tutorials out there on how to make all kinds of Anthro knock-offs, especially this wreath,….I think it is the most knock-offed store around! ha! But, I will share the way I did it…..

Here is the original from Anthropologie {look at that Sheep’s head! And the moose! *sigh*}:

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And…here’s mine:

Wool tufted wreath

Anthropologie Inspired Tufted Wool Wreath

You will need:

~ 2-3 skeins of yarn..depending on how full you’d like it. I used this yarn in Winter White.

~ A flat wreath form whatever size you wish your wreath to be. I used a 12″ wire form.

~ Hot glue

~ A bow, if you’d like one. {We used ours this autumn without a bow.}

Here’s how I did it:

1.  Make a gazillion large pom-poms….I made about 75 for my wreath, but I’m thinking of adding another row to make it fuller.

~ To make the pom-poms wrap the yarn around your hand 10-12 times, pull it off, tie a piece of yarn tightly around the center of your wrapped yarn, cut the loops on both ends.

2. After you have made your gazillion of pom-poms…poufs…whatever you would like to call these lovely, little explosions of yarn……begin to hot glue a row on the inside of the wreath form. Then a row on the outside of the form, then a row in the middle. Once the pom-poms were made I followed the same procedure to make this wreath as I did with the Cotton Boll Wreath.

Continue to glue on poufs until you have the look that you’d like…..I like ours, but I do think I am going to add another row to make it a bit fuller. So, I will probably need to make about 15-20 more pom-poms. I definitely would like mine to be much fuller….

Have you started getting excited for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays?

 

Off to make some more poufs~

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Comments

  1. You are so talented. Very nice.

  2. I love this idea & choice of color that can go through the seasons with a change of the bow Lovely blog it’s my first visit here & am excited I found you.

    • Thank you, Theresa! I’m so glad to have you! I had fun making the wreath…and I think it can be used in so many different ways. So glad to found me! =) Blessings…..

  3. So pretty and cozy, daune!

  4. I love this so much!! I just looking at yarn to make one of these…the original is so expensive. Yours is just beautiful, great job. ~Sonya

    • Thanks, Sonja! Someone said that Target had a knock-off version this year.????? So far I haven’t seen it. But, I bet it’s neat! It was fun to make. Making all those pom=poms can get addicting. ha! Hope you’ve had a great weekend. =)

  5. Mine too and you always make the best stuff and make it look so easy!

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  6. Love your wreath…..might even try it myself!

  7. This is seriously beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Beautiful wreath! I’m definitely going to give it a try! Also, where did you find the fabric for the ribbon? I feel like I’ve been searching everywhere for something similar with no luck!
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Hi, Caitlin..thank you! I hope you enjoy making it! I found the ribbon in the picture at Michael’s…they have a whole bunch of burlap, wired ribbon with different prints. Really fun! =) Blessings…..

  9. This turned out beautifully!Thanks for sharing.

  10. I LOVE finding a great knock-off!! I for sure plan on trying this out. I love the warm fuzzy feel of it and bet it cozys up any space. Thanks for sharing your project!!

  11. Love it, i may use the same metal frame as you did on the cotton ball one so that i can tie on lots of rows and use it outside in the cold!
    I am curious…i love that your family can stick to a budget and use cash only – i am curious when you say that you don’t have credit cards do you mean don’t have any or don’t use any? How do you make say hotel reservations or if you were stuck and needed to rent a car? Sometimes that credit card is useful no?

    • Hi, Lisa…we don’t have any credit cards. You can use your visa check/debit card to make reservations and in any other way that you would use a credit card. =) Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. I know your wreath will be gorgeous! Happy Thanksgiving!

  12. This is just lovely! I was just thinking last night about trying out a big pom pom wreath, and yours is so inspirational! There is a handmade holiday link party going on over at my blog now, and I would love if you came to link up! :)

  13. Very cute! I’ve been wanting to make a wreath –would you say this was pretty easy?

    • Yes…it is a very easy wreath to make, Mary. It was fun, too. =) I hope you are having a great New Year so far. Many blessings to you…..

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