DIY Pom Pom Christmas Wreath

When I saw a bag of rainbow pom poms at my favorite craft store, I had to make a funky Christmas wreath!

Here’s what you will need:

  • Foam piece for wreath shape
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Bag of pom poms
  • Pinch of enthusiasm
  • Newspaper to cover table surface

Once you’ve gathered your materials, go pom pom crazy! I placed each pom pom individually, but use whatever method or style makes you happy.

As a side note, you can substitute the glue gun for a different glue if you have a crafting favorite. Wield that thing carefully, it is (as the name suggests) really hot – and there are ample opportunities to burn yourself if you’re not careful.

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DIY Trophy Buckle Shadow Box

Create your own buckle case to showcase some of your accomplishments! You can display buckles, trophies, photos, and more in style.

What You’ll Need:

  • Finished Wood
  • 1.5” Finishing Nails
  • Hammer
  • Wood Glue
  • Preferred Stain
  • Saw (or nearby Home Depot)

Step 1:

Determine your dimensions. I created my buckle case with a 20” x 20” size. This will determine your inside pieces. As an example, my inside pieces were 19” (for the two long pieces) and 5.6” (for the six small pieces).

Step 2:

Saw your pieces, or go to your nearest Home Depot and have them cut them up for you!

Step 3:

Position your outside frame and use wood glue to secure the edges. Once the glue dries, you can use finishing nails to tightly secure. I would recommend three nails per side.

DIY buckle case

Step 4:

Measure your inside long pieces and determine where you want to place your spacers (you’ll only use four at this time). Once you’ve done that, add wood glue and allow to dry.

Step 5:

Allow the wood glue on your inside pieces to dry, and then use two or three finishing nails to secure.

DIY buckle case

Step 6:

Position your inside pieces in the frame, along with the two final spacers. Make sure you’re happy with the placement, and then secure your free spacers to the frame itself with finishing nails.

Step 7:

Apply wood glue to the edges of your inside pieces. If you’re measured correctly, they should fit snuggly into the frame.

Step 8:

Allow wood glue to dry on all sides, then finish all pieces with finishing nails.

Step 9:

Find your preferred stain, and apply in a well-ventilated or outside area (I went outside on the porch).

Use a sponge or old dish towel (gloves are also recommended) to apply stain to your desired saturation. Be careful, a little bit of stain goes a long way!

DIY buckle case

Step 10:

Allow your stain to dry, and then hang with a set of hooks and nails!

DIY buckle case

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