WHSmith Presents How to Accessorise your Gifts: Pom-Pom Decoration

WHSmith Presents How to Accessorise your Gifts: Pom-Pom Decoration

Jane Means: How to Accessorise your Gifts with a Pom-Pom Decoration Transcript

I’m Jane Means, gift wrapping expert for WHSmith. Now papercraft and tissue pom-poms are a huge trend at the moment, and I’ve often wondered how we can use those in gift wrapping. I’ve got some tissue, and what I’ve done is cut it into about eight or ten very small square shapes. I’m also going to be using some bakers twine, now I love this, it’s so versatile to use, so all I need is about a palm’s width of the twine.

What I’m going to do with my eight or ten layers is I’m going to fold them in very small amounts like a concertina. So I finish that, my pleating is done, however all the sides are quite messy. So what I’m actually going to do is get some sharp scissors and just cut a small curve at the end. So I’ve just cut the ends a bit like a lollipop stick. So with my concertina and my bakers twine I’m going to tie the twine quite tight around the center. I’m going to leave those ends just for the time being, because the next thing I’m going to do is I’m opening the tissue out and you should get that lovely scalloped finish to it. And what I’m going to do now is start peeling all of the layers one by one. Pull the layers up very gently.

So we’ve nearly come to the end, and it’s now just a case of making it look more presentable. So to finish off I’m going to add some double-sided tape, a couple of tram lines like that is perfect, and I’m going to place my pom-pom on top. So if you’re wrapping a gift that’s quite flat, such as a CD or a DVD, this is a really great way to give it some height. And there’s our pom-pom on our present.