Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms

By on May 29, 2011

Pompoms are so fun to make, and add a quirky crafty feel to anything – especially parcels.


 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms


All you need is some leftover yarn (if you don’t knit yourself, be nice to someone who does or look in charity shops for leftover balls), some cardboard, and a bit of time and you can make pompoms a-plenty to cheer up any gift.


This is a great project to involve your kids with, though they might need a hand with the fiddly stages: there’s a great pompom tutorial here that explains everything brilliantly in case you’d forgotten how to make them.


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Any color yarn will do, but I chose a nice festive red and a modern green to look terribly chic (darling) against my brown paper parcels. I am a big brown paper fan, but you could use any sort of wrapping paper for this look: the pompoms just take the place of ribbon and bows.


Tie lengths of yarn round your parcel as you’d do with a length of ribbon and knot securely. I used three pieces on this parcel but you can experiment and see what you prefer:

 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms


Then use the two long ends sticking out from your pompom to tie it onto where the yarn crosses, this can be a bit fiddly but knot it as securely as you can and then trim the two ends so they can’t be seen:


 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms

You can use one big pompom:


 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms


Or group several together (maybe several in different colours?) to give your gift a real wow-factor:


 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms

If you’re still loyal to old-fashioned ribbon but still want to add a pompom-y touch to your gifts, you can easily use them to decorate your tags… First off, punch a second hole in a luggage tag:


 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms

I impatiently stabbed mine with a pencil but you could make your hole much more neatly I’m sure! Then take a smallish pompom, thread the ends through the two holes…

 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms

knot them tightly at the bag of the tag, tie a bow and trim the ends neatly…


 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms

and a pompom tag:

 Wrap Your Gift Using Pompoms