Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Package Pom-poms How To.

One of my favorite things about giving a gift is packaging it! Here's a fun way to add a little fluff to gift giving. I make these simple pompoms like this:

* Tie up your package and leave the ends of the tied yarn long

* Loosely wind yarn around your hand. (In this case I used just three fingers because I wanted it to be a bit smaller.) For this one I wound around 15 times.

* Carefully slip the yarn off your fingers and position it on top of the loose ends on your package like this:

* Tie the loose ends up and around, pulling tightly to secure the yarn loops.

* Trim the ends to the same length as the loops

* Clip the loops and fluff the yarn to finish your pompom.


I've seen pompom makers that make tight, fluffy pompoms, but I like this method for a loose and slightly messy looking pom for gift toppers. I also like to use different types of yarn in other colors to add some interest like this one that I did for my friend's baby shower.
xo

15 comments:

The only and only Lady: said...

Such a GREAT idea! Thanks for sharing!

humel said...

I can vouch for the fact that your packaging and presentation really help to make a gift special :-) Thanks for the step-by-step here x

Ruth said...

Now that's a very cool idea.

Maria Ontiveros said...

You are the Queen of Valentine's little packages, aren't you? The ones yesterday (or sometime earlier this week with the monograms) were also adorable.
Rinda

Karen said...

Love the idea of valentine's pompoms - may have to use that on my gift!

Lizzie said...

Ooh, how clever! I make flowers, tassels and ribbon decorations, but I've never made pom-poms - Very good! Thanks for sharing your idea with us!

traci said...

those are too cute. you are amazing girl!!

debs14 said...

Haven't made pom poms since my daughter was little and certainly never thought about using them for prettying up packages. How imaginative!

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

Very cute! My daughter would LOVE a pom pom package.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Thanks for the "how-to". These are so cute!!!
I scrolled down to see that Whiskers is doing much better. I'm so glad to hear the happy news. : )
M.L.

Margaret said...

WHat I love about this is that I'm always out of ribbon but always awash in yarn.

too Blessed to Stress said...

Love the pop poms for packaging dress up!very cute.

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Sian said...

This is a seriously clever idea, Deb. So quick! Love it.

Mom said...

Hard to imagine I've lived this many years and never made a pom-pom--didn't know how! Thanks for the how-to, Sweetie! xo

ClassiclyAmber said...

I love pom poms and this looks so cute on a gift! Thanks for the tut! =-D

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