I have been sort of coveting the tissue paper wreaths I have been seeing here and there. I started a search on Etsy to investigate different looks and styles. Then I saw some of the pricing and any thoughts about "maybe just buying one" went right out the window. Good ole' Martha hooked it up with a neat little tutorial in her crafts section of her site.
This tutorial details the construction of pom-poms and luminarias. Now that you know how to make the individual pom-poms, here is the cheapest and easiest way to construct the wreath. Instead of making a trip out to purchase a foam or wire wreath, I decided to look around the house for something I already had. After realizing that I did not have any spare foam wreaths lying around, I opted to grab a wire hanger. I cut the hanger and bent it around to form a makeshift circle out of it. Then I started twisting the wire "stems" of each individual pom-pom around the wire hanger form. Although a bit tedious, not difficult in any way. I waited to expand each pom-pom until I had stacked the entire hanger. This made it extremely easy to get my fingers in and individually tether each one. Once they were all attached, I began fanning out each pom-pom. The last step to get the desired shape was to scrunch and pull at each pom-pom until I liked the arrangement and size.
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