Springtime and Easter wreaths are becoming more popular, and we are completely on board with this trend, enter our spring pom pom wreath. They look beautiful and eye-catching on a front door under a porch as the weather improves, or as a window or interior door wreath decoration for Easter festivities. Why not celebrate this time of year as much as Christmas? Any excuse to get crafting we say!
These needle felted eggs and easter basket were made from spare yarn from our Pom Pom Circle Wreath Making Kit – We’ve chosen the pastels colour option to create our Spring Pom Pom Wreath as it really shouts Spring to us, however, there are other colour combinations for you to choose.
All you need now is some needle felting equipment, which you may have already, or can source easily from a craft shop and you are good to get stabbing!
Want to Try Needle Felting with Mammoth Yarn without the Wreath Kit?
We even have a very affordable mini Mammoth Weavers and Crafters Pack of a variety of little amounts of yarn, that is prefect for small needle felting projects and as a beginning introduction to the craft (without spending a fortune on merino wool!) At only £8.75 for 450 grams of Mammoth Acrylic Giant Yarn, it is a bargain way to start of your needle felting journey!
Easter Eggs and Basket – Needle Felting
If you are a regular customer, you may have received one of our needle felting freebies in the past? Such as our mini valentines’ hearts, flowers, Halloween ghosts or Christmas snow people? If so, you could reuse your equipment from these to make your Spring Pom Pom Wreath for Easter, but again not to worry, needle felting equipment is readily available from all good craft shops and are really handy tools to have in your crafting depository.
Here’s our quick and easy beginners’ tutorial to needle felting with our Mammoth yarn. The process becomes intuitive the more you practice, but here’s our top tips to get you started with for needle felting using our Mammoth® yarn to create your decorations for your spring pom pom wreath:
Be careful! Obviously, these needles are very sharp, and we want to avoid injuries! So, keep those digits out of the way of the needle, sounds obvious, but we need to mention it. Plus, this is not a suitable activity for children.
Protect your table. A couple of layers of foam blocks will do the trick, we don’t want your beloved crafting table to look like it has had woodworm!
Stab it with the pointy end… It really is that simple. If you have more than one thickness of needle, start with the biggest and when this doesn’t push easily through, swap it for a thinner one. The thinner needle will help with smaller detail and tidying up the surface of your work.
Turn your work regularly. If you zone out and stab for too long (perhaps thinking about an ex-partner?) you risk the work getting stuck to the foam blocks. So carefully peel it off and flip it over regularly, working on both sides.
Don’t forget the edges. Make sure you are stabbing all over, both sides and spending plenty of time around the edges, corners and points of the shape you are creating, folding in any frays.
Trimming is fine, just don’t get too snip happy! Using sharp scissors, you can neaten up the edges as your final step but be careful not to overdo it or you’ll end up with fraying or not a lot left!
HOW TO MAKE YOUR SPRING POM POM WREATH DECORATIONS
Here’s our step-by-step guide to making these very easy easter eggs and basket using needle felting, then you can add them to your spring pom pom wreath…
Just a reminder, these needle felting extras have been creating using the offcuts from our Pom Pom Circle Wreath Making Kit.
Whether for a child’s bedroom wall hanging, a baby’s nursery wall art, an Easter or spring pom pom wreath, there is a colour combination to suit. We also think these kits are perfect for crafting parties; whether a crafting workshop, parties with friends or for older children’s sleepover activities; they are available in packs of 4, 6 and 8! Click the link below to have a browse!