Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Gifts are wrapped....

...well at least some of them:

I don't enjoy wrapping gifts.  Most years I wrap the gifts the night before or on our way to the Christmas party.  Bows are falling off, two types of paper may or may not be wrapping the gift....ribbons are askew.

I didn't even plan on adding any bows and ribbon to the gifts this year.  I used up ALL of my gift wrap last year and decided in advance this year that I would keep it simple with silver and gold paper. 
But then I started seeing these yarn pom poms everywhere on wreaths, stockings, gifts.....

I just so happened to have some white yarn, with little touches of silver, that has been sitting in my Christmas bin for the past four years.  So I thought I would give it a try.  It took about an hour last night, while watching a show, to make the pompoms; they are so easy.  I found a tutorial here, at Jennifer Rizzo's blog. 

I just wrapped the yarn around my finger and tied it tightly in the middle, like this:

And cut:

Then I wrapped.  Yarn is so much easier to work with on gifts than ribbon.  It was easy to make all sorts of fun patterns:

I think this random pattern is my favorite:


I wrapped all of these gifts in my bedroom, they kind of blend well in there, don't you think?  :)

Hope you are inspired to try something new this year!

Linking up to: My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Creative Spark / Savvy Southern Style / Stone Gable / Satori Design for Living / Craftberry Bush / It's Overflowing / Jennifer Rizzo


  1. How cute! I love the gold and silver wrapping paper. The pom poms add such a nice touch, too. I like the random pattern! They fit right in there in your bedroom :)

  2. I've pinned a few pom pom ideas, but never got around to doing any of them this year. Your presents look so pretty and have that handmade touch. Thanks for sharing at the Holiday Countdown Link Party. Have a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas!

  3. SO pretty! I love the pom poms with that paper especially. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible. I will be featuring these tomorrow. Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season. Merry Christmas!!
    Jenn :)

  4. The pom poms are so cute! I'm going to give it a try! Thanks for the idea!

  5. Hi, Thanks to Pudel-design blog, I found your blog. Your post on the poms
    poms is a great chic idea. In fact, a friend of mine this year wrapped my Christmas present in yarn this year...which took me back in time! LOL!
    Your blog is great,looking forward to more of your adventures. Wanda

  6. I popped over from the pom pom party! Such a great idea for gift wrapping. I pinned it to my pom pom inspiration board too!

  7. I love those for present toppers!!! Very cute!