The budget DIY wreath trending for Christmas – here's how to make your own

Easy to make and cost-effective, what's not to love about this mighty pom pom decoration

Festive wreaths for Christmas are currently more popular than ever, as the nation prepares to wow from the doorstep. However, if you're looking for an alternative to a traditional Christmas wreath, then this colourful DIY Pom pom wreath could be for you, and it's great fun to make!

Plus, of course, a wreath is no longer just for Christmas – as our guides to the best autumn wreaths and Easter wreaths can testify – so choose your colours wisely and this can be a decoration you roll out season after season.

This humble DIY pompom wreath is winning the hearts of the nation, and we have the lowdown on everything you need to make your own.

On trend: Christmas DIY Pom pom wreaths

POM POM Christmas wreath

(Image credit: Future PLC/David Giles)

There's a clear winner in the trend stakes for wreaths this year, and it's Pom pom Christmas wreaths – one of the biggest trends sweeping social media for Christmas. #pompomwreath is trending with 14,254 posts to inspire all.

Thanks to the Cottagecore trend taking over our homes, there's a nostalgic feeling for  festive decorations this years. As a nation we're crafting our own decorations like never before. A result of having more time, watching budgets and wanting a sense of pride when we wow the neighbours.

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This absolutely stunning example, made professionally, incorporates real foliage and pom-poms. It's a fabulous source for inspiration, to. make your own DIY wreath all the more spectacular.

Make your own Pom-Pom kits


DIY Pompom Wreath Kit: £65, Not on the High Street

Make this gorgeous wreath with your own hands thanks to this wreath kit by Lauren Aston Designs. The kit comes with everything you need, including materials and step-by-step instructions.

Ideal for those who are crafty, you can buy easy to use pom pom makers to make the process even easier. Of course you can embrace the old-fashion method and make the cardboard rings to wrap the wool around – like you did at school. But these reusable makers are far easier.

Pom Pom Maker 4 Pack: £6. Hobbycraft

Pom Pom Maker 4 Pack: £6. Hobbycraft

These brilliant maker tools make DIY pom poms even easier. Simply wrap your yarn around the pom pom makers, and then cut and tie off as normal to create your perfect poms. This set includes handy instructions and includes four different sizes of pom pom makers, allowing you to add various sizes to your wreath. The sizes include 3.5cm, 5.5cm, 7cm and 9cm diameters.

Pompom Maker Kit: £6.99, Amazon

Pompom Maker Kit: £6.99, Amazon

This ‘Amazon Choice’ selected set is the easy Way to Make Pompoms. In addition to the assorted sized pom pom template this Pom Pom Making Tool Set has accompanying small scissors

Wire Wreath Frame: £1.50, Hobbycraft

Wire Wreath Frame: £1.50, Hobbycraft

Grab yourself a £1.50 wire frame to wrap with wool, to build up a good base to secure your pom-poms to. You simply loop the wool or twine continuously around and around the frame, tying to secure at the beginning and end.

12 Pack Double Knitting Yarn Acrylic Wool: £8.99, Amazon

12 Pack Double Knitting Yarn Acrylic Wool: £8.99, Amazon

This jam-packed WenderGo acrylic yarn set has 12 carefully selected bright and lustrous colours to get your started on your creative Christmas wreath.

Polystyrene Ring 12cm: £1.75, Hobbycraft

Polystyrene Ring 12cm: £1.75, Hobbycraft

Follow the lead from the wreath above and simply stock your pom-poms to a ready-to-go polystyrene wreath ring. There's no need to prep this frame, making it even easier to craft on.

Buy a ready-made pom pom wreath

Colourful Pom Pom Wreath: £25, Etsy

Colourful Pom Pom Wreath: £25, Etsy

This stunning ready made wreath is handmade by small business KerrbearCrafts. Simply buy and pop on your door, ready to wow passersby.

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We look forward to seeing your fine examples gracing Instagram #diypompomwreaths.


Tamara was Ideal Home's Digital Editor before joining the Woman & Home team in 2022. She has spent the last 15 years working with the style teams at Country Homes & Interiors and Ideal Home, both now at Future PLC. It’s with these award wining interiors teams that she's honed her skills and passion for shopping, styling and writing. Tamara is always ahead of the curve when it comes to interiors trends – and is great at seeking out designer dupes on the high street.