Twig & Pom Pom Starburst Wreath

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Fall is the perfect time for a bit of rustic decor, don't you think? Warm fuzzies are everywhere— in the cozy sweaters, bonfires, pumpkin spice candles, and hot drinks in gloved hands. It just seems like a great time to decorate with wooden, outdoorsy elements. So I thought I'd make a charmingly rustic fall wreath with a nod to a Mid-Century icon most of us can appreciate— the starburst.

Check out how simple it is to make your own!

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Materials:
-twigs or branches in various lengths (wait to trim down branches until step two)
-chunky, flecked, off-white yarn
-hot glue sticks
-cardboard, masonite, or .25" plywood

Tools:
-pruning shears
-scissors (or jig saw if you're using wood or hardboard)
-big fork
-hot glue gun

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Step One: Cut out a circle with a hole in the center as the base of your wreath. I used cardboard for mine, but if you are using yours where it will be exposed to the elements, you should cut out hardboard or .25" plywood for this.

Step Two: Use hot glue to affix sticks to the wreath backing. Begin with the longer sticks evenly spaced and fill in with shorter sticks. Try to vary the lengths of sticks randomly. I cut the sticks as I went along.

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Step Three: Make yarn pom poms to simulate cotton puffs. To make a small pom pom, just wrap some yarn around a fork, then tie a yarn knot in the middle of the fork (enclosing all the loops you made).  Pull the loops off the fork and cut the sides of them with sharp scissors. Trim and fluff the pom pom until you're satisfied with how it looks.

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Step Four: When you have enough pom poms to cover the interior circle of the wreath, glue them in place. I pushed mine into the twigs a little and used quite a bit of glue to make sure the pom poms were there to stay.

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Use a ribbon or adhesive strips to hang your wreath. It looks great inside or outside!

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free!If you're into yarn crafts and have a wooded yard (like me), this wreath can be practically free to make! –Mandi

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson. Photos edited with Stella and Valentine from the Signature Collection and Pearl from the Fresh Collection.