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:
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? :)
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