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Pom-Pom Presents.

I’m miraculously half-way done with my Christmas shopping already, so now comes my favorite part: the wrapping! This year I plan to forgo my usual grosgrain ribbon and try something a little more three-dimensional. Leftover baker’s twine inspired me with the festive red and white colors, so I decided to whip up some fluffy pom-poms to top my presents. Making them is easy as pie; all you need is some baker’s twine, a fork, and a pair of scissors.

To start, wrap the twine the fork until it starts to look round and full. Then, thread the end of your twine through the center of the fork and tie it around the ball of  twine. Finally, trim the loops and slide the ball of twine off the fork. After a few fluffs and puffs you have a pom-pom for the top of your gift! 

17 responses to “Pom-Pom Presents.

  1. Annelise November 30, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Cute! Love baker’s twine

  2. Colleen December 1, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Wow, I think I will need to outsource all my wrapping to you this year 🙂

  3. vmacandcheese December 1, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    Um, this is amazing. How did you think of this??? I’m beyond impressed.

  4. Lis December 2, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I am really obsessed with how greast this is! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I am totally making hot pink poms to go with my black and white paper!

  5. Gloria December 2, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    I’ve made pom poms out of yarn before, but never thought of using baker’s twine – cute!

  6. Jackie {York Avenue} December 2, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Great DIY, those look so cute and festive!

  7. Liz {Sequins and Stripes} December 2, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    This is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Will definitely be trying this, did you come up with it yourself? Most likely!

  8. Shannon Darrough December 5, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Genius! I haven’t even started wrapping, but now I can plan!

    P.S. So glad I found your blog too!

  9. Carrie December 6, 2011 at 10:09 am

    OMG, cutest idea ever! Now I need to get my hands on some of that twine.

  10. Hello Cupcake LLC December 6, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    Great DIY!!!!! I will be trying this!

  11. lindsay stetson thompson December 7, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    LOVE these with the baker’s twine; brilliant! I think the only thing you are missing are some polymer clay tags 😉 can you email me your address and i’ll pop a few in the mail for you! xo

  12. Melanie December 9, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Cute! I love a good pom. So much better than the store bought bows.

  13. sarah December 10, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Oh how brilliant! Love it!

  14. Libby B. January 7, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    I put poms on my presents too! I really like that twine… very festive!

  15. Sarah J November 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    Hello there =) I’m doing a round up on different ways to make pom poms. May I use your fork method with one image from your site? Linked to your post of course. Let me know. Thanks!

  16. domestikatedlife November 29, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Hey Sarah, you’re more than welcome to share it with a link back! Thanks for asking!

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