Okay, so by the title of this post, I’m certain there are a few of you out there gagging and yes, there is something terribly kitschy about adorning your home with pom-poms, and scenting them on top of that. But this wreath, while still on the kitsch-side, is pretty rad. And as for the scent? Think aromatherapy.
I started making this wreath back in January, by hand-making all 200+ poms using a method quite similar to this. I used a combination of both kitchen cotton and acrylic yarn, which added enough variation to make it a bit more interesting, a must in my book, given the color scheme. It came out just as I had envisioned, though word to the wise: using kitchen cotton to make homemade pom-poms is more challenging and laborious than acrylic, simply due to the heft of the fiber. I hot glued each pom-pom to a pre-made Styrofoam wreath, and then to scent, I added two drops of lavender and three drops lemon essential oils to the cotton pom-poms.
We’ve been quite ill around here (I have an ear infection and pneumonia!), and I added several drops of peppermint and eucalyptus to help open our airways. It provides a bit of relief whenever I pass by. What a great way to provide a little aromatherapy.
Note on the winterscape: The bottle brush trees were handmade by my sister, who is 1000 times craftier than I, and this adorable little fox was a winter solstice gift for my son which I found at a local toy shop. While I’ll be changing out the winter scape for something more springy in the coming weeks, I’m thinking the wreath has got to stay for another season.