You’re wrapping the perfect gift for someone special. They’re going to love it, but you really feel like this one needs that extra oomph to build the excitement.

That’s why in this gift wrap tutorial, we’re setting the ordinary ribbons and bows aside and bringing out the pom-poms. (Because you know it’s about to be a celebration when pom-poms are involved.)

All you need is tissue paper and basic craft supplies to kick your gift wrap game up a notch. Follow along to make your own!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  1. Your wrapped gift
  2. Tissue paper
  3. Glue gun
  4. Tape
  5. Scissors
Image showing supplies as tissue paper, glue gun, tape, scissors needed for making the pom poms for the wrapped gift

To make the ribbon, cut a two-inch-wide strip of tissue paper and fold it in half.

Step 1 - cut a two-inch-wide strip of tissue paper and fold it in half for making  the blue ribbon

Wrap the tissue paper ribbon around your wrapped gift, about a third of the way down. (You can also wrap it around the center if you prefer.) Tape the ends together on the underside of your gift, then set it aside.

Step 2 - Wrap the tissue paper ribbon around the wrapped gift, tape the ends on the underside and set it aside

Place a single sheet of each color of tissue paper together and cut a 5-6 inch strip lengthwise.

Step 3 - Place one sheet of each color of tissue paper together
Step 4 - cut a 5-6 inch strip lengthwise in the stack of colored tissues

Use your scissors to create fringe along the length of your tissue paper strip. The area between each snip should be very narrow, and each snip should go only about halfway through the tissue paper strip.

Step 5 - Use the scissors to create fringe along the length of your tissue paper strip

After you’ve made the fringe, start rolling the strip, pinching as you go along to keep it all together

Step 6 - After the fringe it's made, start rolling the strip
Step 7 - Roll the strip while pinching as you go along to keep it all together

Staple the base (the non-fringe end) together, then trim off the excess with scissors. 

Step 8 - Staple the base (the non-fringe end) together
Step 9 - trim off the excess of the non-fringe end of tissues with scissors

Looks like a pom-pom, right?

Image with hands holding the resulting tissue pom pom

Now it’s time to add the pom-pom to your gift. Take your hot glue gun and place a dot on the tissue paper ribbon you’ve already made. Then carefully adhere the pom pom to the gift. 

Step 10 -  Place a dot of hot glue on the tissue paper ribbon you’ve already made and adhere the pom pom to the gift
Image with hands holding the wrapped gift with the blue ribbon and the pom pom
Image with hands holding the final result of the wrapped gift with blue ribbon and pom pom, above the supplies used for making it

It’s really that simple! We used multicolored tissue paper, but feel free to use other colors to coordinate with your gift wrap.

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Tissue paper

Gift wrap

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