Ho! Ho! Ho! Today is Thursday and you have less than one week before Christmas. Those boxes aren’t wrapping themselves. But don’t you fret, I’ve got you covered. This DIY tutorial on how to make a Pom Pom Bow will teach you how to gift wrap like a professional in a few easy steps. And click for a free gift tag printable if you forgot to pick some up.
A fancy pom pom bow always adds an extra bit of polish to any present or wreath. Ever wonder how they’re made? You’re probably thinking so pretty, so gorgeous, so Pinterest perfect, it would take me hours just to make one. Nope, not at all. You just need the right tools. My secret weapon is wire ribbon. Today I’m going to pass this gift wrapping knowledge on to you without the possibility of wrapping yourself like a mummy and coming out of the battle one finger short. Are you ready to give your boxes the gift of glam.
How To Make A Pom Pom Bow
Gift Wrap — do yourself a favor and spend the extra couple bucks on paper with a heavier stock. The cheap stuff is so flimsy that is rips if you crinkle your nose at it wrong. Also, I don’t like working with wrapping paper covered in glitter. Even though it’s beautiful to look at, the sparkle bomb gets all over everything and is a complete mess. You’ll be vacuuming glitter into July, and no one needs that.
Ribbon – Wired ribbon is easier to mold and twist, although it is not necessary. Any ribbon will work.
Instructions – 10 Easy Steps with Pictures
Grab your box and wrapping paper. Eyeball how much you’ll need and trim. Do not use an oversized piece.
1. Don’t waste pricy paper.
2. The extra paper makes it more difficult to wrap.
I’m going to assume here that you know how to wrap a gift, but just a helpful hint, for a cleaner edge, use double-sided tape.
1 – Take a piece of ribbon and measure out the length, width, and depth two times each way and then give yourself another 12″-14″. Basically enough to wrap around all edges and tie a knot with a bit of excess.
2 – Place the box face down in the center of the ribbon. Gather each end and pull up on the ribbon, giving it a half twist in the center and flip the box.
3 – Tie the ribbon in the center. Believe it or not, that was the hardest part.
4 – Take s separate piece of ribbon, mine here is 5′ long and start to fold it over on itself like so.
4 – Remember that clear metallic wire ribbon, yea, you need a bit of that right now.
5 – Cut a small triangle on either side in the middle. Mine is a bit off, but that’s okay. No one will ever know. Just don’t get the 2 end points too close or your ribbon will fall apart. No one wants a sad face.
6 – Take the clear wiring and twist tie at the triangles.
Ugh, I really need a manicure! Anyhoo, now comes the fun part. I made a little animation to kinda help you see how to fluff your bow.
7 – I’m basically pulling on a loop and giving it a good half a twist pulling it towards me. Repeat with each loop. I like to start with the innermost loop on one side and work my way to the outside loop. Then switch sides, repeat.
8 – Take the ends of the wiring and secure it to your package.
9 – Refluff your bow cuz you just crushed it a bit. And kind of mold and shape it.
10 – Angle cut the ends like so to give it the finishing touches.
And there you have it young padawan! A Pinterest perfect gift complete with a DIY Easy Pom Pom Bow that looks pretty flippin’ amazing! You guys have an excellent weekend and Happy Holidays!