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As the holidays inch ever closer, I bet you’re ready for another crafty gift wrap idea, right? Well, I’ve got you covered with two (easy!) ideas for doily gift wrap that are oh-so-feminine to complement the dude-tastic gift wrap I shared last week.

BTW, if you haven’t already jumped on the brown-Kraft-paper-as-gift-wrap train, I recommend you hop on at the next station. Simply put, it is the bomb. Inexpensive and available year-round (I buy mine at the dollar store), the thick paper makes crisp corners and the neutral color works with any embellishments.  For me, it’s the perfect year-round gift wrap and I always keep a few rolls on hand.

What are the holidays without a little sparkle? After wrapping the gift in Kraft paper, I glammed-up a paper doily by coating it with spray adhesive (like Super 77), then dusting the still-wet glue with glitter. Once the glue had dried, I attached the doily to the package with glue dots to prevent it from shifting when I added the ribbon. As a final touch, I tied on one of the glittery pinecones I made for my salvaged molding/evergreen bough and added a few self-adhesive rhinestones for extra glitz.   Doily Holiday Gift Wrap

Or, you can skip the Kraft paper and just wrap a paper doily around a pretty box. I used glue dots to secure the doily’s edges then wrapped the box with yarn and tied on a pom-pom. These are soo cute and soo easy to make, learn how to craft one yourself below.  Handmade Holiday Gift Wrap Idea

Step 1: Wrap yarn around your fingers a dozen or so times. The more times you wrap it, the fuller the pom-pom will be.
How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom Step 1
Step 2: Tightly knot yarn around the loops. To be safe, wrap then knot it a few times.
How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom Step 2

  Step 3: Cut the center of the loops.
How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom Step 3

  Step 4: Trim the pom-pom’s ends to your desired length.
How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom Step 4

That’s it; just tie the pom-pom onto your gift. Do you have any super easy ideas for gift wrap, bows or toppers? We’re all ears; tell us in the comments below.

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9 Responses

  1. MJB says:

    Beautiful packages.

  2. [...] Gift Wrap + How to Make a Yarn Pom-Pom HGTV Design Happens Wed, December 19, 2012 3:27 PM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate Share (function(){var [...]

  3. Krista says:

    Can you come over and wrap my gifts please?

  4. Christina says:

    I actually made a couple of the pom poms tonight and they turned out really well.

  5. My motto is: "Threads that bind". I love this post as I am an avid proponent of DIY gift wrapping done the creative way. These strings will be very ideal for the birthday gifts for my girls.

  6. […] few of my gift wrap ideas from 2012 with links to instructions below:   * Left and bottom right: Easy doily gift wrap plus how to make a yarn pom-pom  and upper right: Menswear-inspired ribbon rose plus how to make a chalkboard gift […]

  7. […] my gift wrap ideas from 2012 with links to instructions below:  * Left and bottom right: Easy doily gift wrap plus how to make a yarn pom-pom and upper right: Menswear-inspired ribbon rose plus how to make a chalkboard gift […]

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H. Camille SmithCamille is a managing editor for HGTV.com, fine artist and antique furniture devotee. As a former interior designer and Nickelodeon animator, she has a real passion for balanced, beautiful interiors...


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