When it comes to giving gifts, I absolutely love how a few added extras within the wrapping details can make what’s inside even more special. A little layering, a little texture, just that something extra makes it feel even more heartfelt. I’m going to show you how easy it is to make your own DIY yarn pom poms to dress up your gift giving! Whether it’s Christmas, or a loved one’s baby shower, or a birthday – these are such a fun added layer to the outside of a gift.
You want to make sure and find yarn that is a little on the thicker side. This allows for a bit more fluff and less of a “stringy” look. You simply want to start by wrapping the yarn around your fingers. The amount of times that you wrap the yarn around is how thick you want your pom poms.
*Note: I want to make a more “shag” style pom pom so I am going to wrap around four of my fingers. If you want a tighter look to your pom pom, you want to use only two or three of your fingers to wrap.
Once you are done wrapping to your desired thickness, you will want to cut your yarn so you are left with a looped stack of yarn like this.
You then will want to cut a separate piece of yarn that will be used to secure your looped stack.
Next, you will thread your separate piece of yarn through your looped stack.
You will then tie it in a knot. To make sure that your yarn pom pom stays secure, you want to make sure you tie it very tight.
You will then simply cut through your loops of yarn which will then create your pom pom.
I will then use another ribbon or twine to wrap around the gift and then slip through that tightly knotted string around the center of my pom pom to attach it.
If the end result of your pom pom is a bit too long, you can then simply trim to your liking.
From there I like to add some additional details. You can always grab the fun and festive sprigs that your local craft stores carry to add some greenery and more texture.
Or I found these great solid wood ornaments at my local Joann’s. I love that idea for the holidays because it is yet another piece to the gift overall.
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