11/27/12

Anthropologie Knockoff Tufted Wool Wreath

It’s like time freezes for a minute when my Anthropologie Magazine arrives in the mail.  This month, I immediately was overtaken with a huge crush on the Tufted Wool Wreath…it’s always something!  After a long time staring…I thought…I’ll give it a try!

Anthropologie

I had this yarn with a ton of texture on hand.  It’s a cream color and came from a craft store.  Using a wreath form that I had in my craft closet, I began wrapping the yarn around the wreath until the white was completely covered.  I used a bit of glue from my hot glue gun at the beginning and end of the wrapping process to secure the yarn.   The texture of this yarn blended perfectly…it was nearly impossible to decipher one row from the next.

Then using a serving fork, I began making pom poms out of the same yarn.  Wrapping the yarn around the fork 20-30 times and then removing the grouping from the fork I used another 4-5 inch piece of the yarn to secure the center with a knot.  Once tied, I used my scissors to cut the loops and fluff the pom pom.

I made a little video for you  – describing the process.  (Sneak peek at my totally unfinished Christmas Tree, too).

My fluffy pom pom balls! (you’ll need quite a few of the pom poms)

I used a hot glue gun to adhere three rows of the pom poms around my yarn wrapped wreath form.

The thick wool is perfect for wintertime…although it may be perfect in Spring, too.  I think this is a wreath I’ll be loving for a really long time.  UPDATE: Stud started copying me so I grabbed my camera and uploaded his take to You Tube…Hilarious!

Between Naps on the Porch

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Comments

  1. Csmalls says:

    How many skeins did you use?

  2. Hi Aimee – Oh my, this is just gorgeous!!! I absolutely love it and am so thrilled that you shared it at the All Things Christmas party. Thank you so much and pinning! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Thanks for hosting your party Cindy! You are so kind!!! XO, Aimee

  3. JaneEllen says:

    I guess if you can make a pompom on your knee I can make one that looks like a pompom. Gorgeous wreath. love how you’ve outdone Anthropology. I’ll be on the hunt for fuzzy yarn to make this. Have pinned this

  4. I love it! I agree with a lot of others – I like it even more than the Anthro wreath – maybe it is the added texture. Lovely job!

  5. i love this! a friend made one like it for me and i adore my wreath!

  6. Your wreath is gorgeous! I was amazed at how many different types of yarn there is now. I love the textured look of the yarn you chose. I am having such fun seeing all the different way people have used pom-poms from Jennifer’s party. Thanks for sharing.
    Suzanne

  7. annie says:

    Aimee, can you tell me where you got this yarn exactly
    (Joann’s? etc.)or if you remember, the name of it? Also,
    how much did it take to make this wreath? Which is splendid
    by the way.

  8. This is beautiful Aimee! I love it when the knockoff turns out better than the original! Thanks so much for sharing over at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring this tomorrow. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!
    Jenn 🙂

  9. Pam says:

    Aimee, your wreath is beautiful! How many skeins of yarn did you use to make it?
    Thanks,
    Pam

  10. Love the wreath – I love it more, a lot more, than the original….and I’m not just saying that 🙂 Your home is looking lovely for the holidays (as always).
    thanks!!

  11. This wreath looks spectacular. I love everything about it!

  12. This is gorgeous. I’m very tempted to make one of these myself. Hmmm…..

  13. This is so beautiful and so cozy! I am loving the yarn and sweater trend this Holiday season with wreaths, ornaments, and even pillows, and garlands. I could see myself loving this for years to come. Nice work!

  14. Wow, I love how simple yet elegant this looks! I just looooove white for Christmas!

  15. Jessica says:

    I am lovin this wreath! Can you please tell me what kind of yarn you used?

  16. Hi Aimee! You were featured in my “Best Of The Weekend” post! Hope you will pop over and “like” my FB page if you get a chance! 🙂
    Have a great week! – Claire

    http://alittleclaireification.com/2012/12/03/the-holidays-at-home-best-of-the-weekend-4/

  17. Super cute, I love the color and texture, and the non-Anthro price!!

    xoxo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

  18. This is beautiful!! I love it. It’s definitely a beautiful winer or Christmas wreath!

  19. So funny, I was just thinking the same… “Surely I could make my own version!?” You did a great job!!

  20. Terra says:

    I love it!

  21. Absolutely beautiful!

    • Thanks Brittany! I hope you’re having a GREAT weekend! XO, Aimee

  22. That is so cute, Aimee. Featuring it at the next wow party.

  23. Kim@ Too Much Time says:

    AIMEE,
    You are too cute and this is awesome. Seriously, did it take you years to make all of those pom poms? I love the video! If you have a sec this weekend, I would love for you to share at Get Schooled Saturday! http://too-much-time.com/2012/11/get-schooled-saturday-50.html
    xxx
    Kim @ Too Much Time On My Hands

  24. Homa Style is having a 12 Days of Christmas link party going on now. I would love it if you linked up your Wreath.
    The link is
    http://homastyle.com/wp/2012/12/01/12-days-of-christmas/
    My Christmas wish is to see you at the link party!

  25. ADORABLE!! You did a great job and I’m sure it cost a fraction of the price of the Anthropologie version… plus its even better because you made it yourself! I love that you could even have it up all year long! Great job!!

  26. So. cool. And it looks so cozy too!

  27. 1. I love anthro and it immediately caught my eye.
    2. I’m not a skilled wreath maker, but that is so pretty… I just might attempt it.

  28. This wreath is fabulous. i love your idea to use the yarn and make pompoms for the wreath. It’s genius.
    Ruth

  29. Oh my! I want to stop everything I’m doing and make one, like right now! I absolutely love this!

  30. Pure gorgeousness….xo

  31. love it!!! and your photography is gorgeous too!!

  32. What a pretty wreath! I like your version the best!

  33. it turned out so pretty Aimee!

  34. Very cozy and beautiful!

  35. Shauna @Satori Design for Living says:

    Such a pretty wreath, but the best part is your husband’s spoof. You had my son and I crying we were laughing so hard! I think you and I have more in common than I even thought we did. P.S. My hubby is in your town right now (wish I could’ve tagged along and popped in for a visit!).

  36. Really pretty – pinning and sharing on Facebook!

  37. Love the soft textures! I didn’t know you had a youtube channel too, just subscribed!

  38. Such a beautiful project idea, Aimee. It looks fantastic. Megan

  39. Kristina Frisk says:

    I really like seeing your emails and the things you come up with. Thanks for letting us share! The wreath turned out great – I love it (I actually like yours better).

  40. Aimee, I love the wreath, it’s just like the original, only better because you didn’t have to pay big bucks for it. Your video is so cute, but I really had a good laugh at your husband doing his. They keep life interesting, don’t they? Have a great one!

    Debbie

  41. I have a confession, I don’t get the Anthropologie catalogue… But you make me want to subscribe now!!! ( I do love going to our local store). This wreath came out beautiful… I’m with you.. As much as its good for Christmas, I could for sure see it sticking around for spring. Just lovely.

  42. This is so beautiful Aimee! I just love the soft neutral tones and it looks So cozy! I think I could cuddle with this wreath 🙂

  43. Now you have me thinking of making a pom pom wool wreath … hmmm … love it and pinning it!

    🙂 Linda

  44. Oh Aimee I LOVE it! It’s so lovely and yours is way better than the Anthropologie one. No way would I pay $129 if I could make one as beautiful as yours!

  45. Okay, I like yours BETTER than the Anthro one! You did an amazing job! Isn’t Anthro the best place for inspiration? When I need a crafting idea, I just go peruse and I always find something to re-create (for way cheaper!). 🙂 Thanks for sharing with us!

  46. Oh my goodness Aimee! I LOVED getting to hear your voice and you are so beautiful!! The wreath is fabulous and you just never cease to amaze me with your creativity. Well done girl!
    Vanessa

  47. melanie says:

    Gorgeous and I think yours looks better than the original, it looks so soft. Also loving the Christmas tree and pom pom tutorial, clever idea

  48. This turned out so beautifully! I’m super impressed 🙂 Your accent is totally cute too 🙂

  49. It’s wonderful Aimee I pinned the anthropologie one to my to do list last week yours is great xxx

  50. Very pretty Aimee!

  51. So totally cute!

  52. I love the wreath!! Very fun!….you did a wonderful job!
    xo

  53. Adorable! I love it, Aimee! It looks so soft and cuddly.
    Hugs,
    Nici

  54. This is a beautiful wreath. Yours looks just like it, you did such an outstanding job.

    Cynthia

  55. Oh you are too cute!!

    What a precious wreathe.

    Thanks for sharing!!

  56. Diana says:

    I love this thanks so much for sharing it with us!!!!

  57. this is AWESOME!!!! i pinned it! love it.