13 Creative Ideas for Wrapping Gifts

7. Share some Christmas Cheer with Pom Poms.

Cammie’s Inspiration

Cute Kids gift wrap ideas.
Little pom pom’s seem to be showing up in a lot of diy crafts.  I have them floating around my house is various nooks and crannies, so I decided to making pom pom wrapping paper.

My inspiration came from an image on Wal-mart.com. They used a marker to create garland with poms as the light bulbs, but my affinity towards twine won out – especially with my lack of drawing skills. 

 

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Kraft Paper

Pom poms

Twine

Hot Glue Gun

What can be better than twine and kraft paper? My intention to use the twine as garland went to the way-side.  I just couldn’t help myself when I got a hold of the glue-gun and started attaching poms all over.  I added jingle bells and some larger poms to give some added dimension and a little sound.

Pom poms for wrapping paper.

 

Cammie’s Final Package

This is a gift for my 4 year old grandson who will love the bright colors and the cool remote control snake inside!  Hisssssssss…..

Cute Kids gift wrap ideas.


8. Big Poms for Garland or a Gift Topper.

Cammie’s Inspiration

Lost of color with this double pom gift topper.

HGTV was the basis for my inspiration for big poms made of yarn. Check out the variety of colorful poms and an option using a doily and a smaller pom from HGTV.

 

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

For larger pom you will need a 4″ wide board

Yarn

Making the yarn pom is a quick and easy way to add some pop to a present.  Here are some step by step instructions.

Step 1: Wrap the yarn around a 4″ board.  The amount of yarn you use will determine how full the pom will be, so make sure you wrap more than a couple of times.

Step 1 wrap the yarn

 

Step 2:  Slide the yarn to the edge of the board, and pull it off.  Try to use both hands as you pull it off, to retain the loop you created by wrapping it around the board.

Yarn pom gift topper.

Step 3:  (Some instructions skip this step, but I like to do this extra step to hold the yarn together so no loops slip out as I’m working with it.) Take a piece of yarn 10-12″ long, and wrap it around the middle of your loop to help hold it together. Tie a knot to hold it.

Yarn pom

Step 4:  Now, use the ends of the piece of yarn you just tied together, and split your big loop in half and create two new even loops.

Yarn pom gift topper.

Step 5:  Now, you can cut your loops to create the pom.

Pom gift topper instructions

Step 6:  You may need to trim any uneven lengths of yarn to create a symmetrical pom.  Then, wrap yarn a few times around the package and tie on the pom.

Pom gift wrapping.

Cammie’s Finished Package

Making the pom was so easy and fun, I made another one out of fluffy yarn to add some more color to the package.  (Not that there wasn’t already enough color.)

Lost of color with this double pom gift topper.


9. Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!  Create snowman wrapping paper.

Cammie’s Inspiration

Painted snowman wrapping paper.

I love snowmen!  They are my favorite decorations at Christmas.  They are always so happy!  So, I couldn’t resist trying out this snowman wrapping paper.  The instructions I found at Artsy Craftsy Mom called for using sponges.  I didn’t have circular sponges, so I used the eraser end of a pencil.  

Cammie’s Wrapping Project

Materials Needed:

Construction Paper

Paint

Black Sharpie

Pencil with eraser

TIP:  Next time, I would draw out the snowman to get the dimensions right before I started. In my case, I had to keep making the snowman bigger to get him to fill up the page and look somewhat symmetrical.  Just like the inspiration, I could have added a top hat and scarf, but I liked the simplicity of this snowman.  And, notice, he is smiling!

Cammie’s Final Package

Painted snowman wrapping paper.






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