Twig & Pom Pom Starburst Wreath

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.

Make a twig and pom pom starburst wreath— It's practically free! 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 and a removable hook or adhesive strips (these are great!) 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! If you love this look but aren’t the DIY type, wreaths like this are perfect, or you can add some pom poms to a driftwood wreath for a slightly different look.

We love a good wreath DIY so make sure to check out favorite wreath tutorials for more inspiration! –Mandi

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TWIG & POM POM STARBURST WREATH

Author Mandi Johnson

Ingredients

  • 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
  • pruning shears
  • scissors (or jig saw if you’re using wood or hardboard)
  • big fork
  • hot glue gun

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Use a ribbon or adhesive strips to hang your wreath. It looks great inside or outside!

Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson.

  • I am working on one like this, dabbed it with watered down turquoise acrylic paint and instead of pompoms going to do sea glass or turquoise glass beads……

  • You can use any yarn you want! Just check out the different types at a craft store. -Mandi

  • Yes! I just found the wrapper (I guess I hadn’t thrown it away), and it is Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Color #402 Wheat. -Mandi

  • This is so, so cute! And so easy! My husband is a crocheter, and we live amongst a ton of trees, so I’m pretty sure I could make this without having to buy a thing. I love it!
    xo
    Kristina
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  • Am I the only one who thought it was a giant fried egg wreath? I was like “it’s cute I guess, but eggs aren’t an autumn thing, right?”

  • Love this DIY… twigs looks so cool…

    xo
    Hems
    agoldentulip.blogspot.com

  • I love the rustic look! Cinnamon sticks would make a great (and delicious smelling) alternative to twigs if you wanted to have it inside!

    http://indianaheart.typepad.com/

  • I love how a simple wreath on a house door can make it so much more inviting and pretty!

  • I was thinking about something a little bit like this some days ago… thanks for the inspiration!

  • omg it freaked me out at first because i thought it was a gigantic spider! IIIIICK! DAMN YOU, HALLOWEEN!!!!!

  • Oooh, it would also be super cute with cotton bolls instead of the poms (if you live in a farming area like I do)! Thanks for the inspo!

  • This is such a great fall look! I would probably forgo the pompoms but I love the stick starburst!xoxo
    The Accidental Mama
    www.theaccidentalmama.com

  • I love it I LOVE IT! I have to make it this soon. and now I can look for the sticks on my walks!! Thank you! It’s got frugal and easy written all over it not to mention so cute!

  • If you wanted to use it outside or somewhere a glass door won’t cover it, you would have to use a wood backing instead of cardboard. I would also make sure to use wool yarn. Wool is naturally water resistant to a certain point. And there’s always Scotchguard after that. 🙂 -Mandi

  • I was afraid someone would ask me that! I just know that it was wool yarn and I bought it at JoAnn. I threw away the paper wrapping before it occurred to me that someone might ask. Sorry! -Mandi

  • Thanks Mandi! This looks an easy DIY to celebrate winter – I want to do a leaves’ bunting and I hope this can be my second project!

  • Aww, how cute it this! I love how natural it looks. It’s just like something you’d find in a Crate and Barrel catalog. I wonder how this would hold up in the rain or snow, though…

    Cat
    http://oddlylovely.com

  • Can you tell me what particular yarn you used for this? I’d love to use it for some projects!

  • This is so cute! Love it for this time of year and it looks especially great against that lime colored door!

    xo

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