Wedding season is upon us, and that means bridal showers! This joyful DIY paper-curl pom-pom topper will be sure to make your gift memorable among a pile of presents. I chose a sunny palette of yellows and ivory (which would also work nicely for a baby shower or birthday), but you could use any palette you choose — like say, the couple’s wedding colours, perhaps.
Happy gift-styling from the Scotch® Brand Team… xox
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
TIME NEEDED: Approximately 15–30 minutes
Scotch® Brand Supplies:
- Pebble Embossed Metallic Paper. Visit Corrina’s blog for more details.
- Paper/cardstock in four colours (butter yellow cardstock, personal stock; textured pearlized paper, personal stock; Lemon yellow linen vellum from The Japanese Paper Place; cardstock in Quartz from The Paper Place)
- Gift Card
- Craft knife
- Cutting mat
- Pencil or pen
Wrap your box. Using Scotch™ Precision Ultra Edge Scissors, cut your wrapping paper to size. Wrap the paper around your gift and secure in place with Scotch® GiftWrap Tape. Tie your ribbon around the box, finishing with a knot (no need for a bow!).
Cut paper strips. Using a craft knife, ruler and cutting mat, cut the papers/cardstock into strips. I used 8 1/2 x 11” sheets and cut the strips lengthwise, using the grid of the cutting mat to determine the width of the strips; you may want to experiment with different widths and lengths to find what works best for the paper you’re using and the size of pom-pom you’d like.
Make your curls. Roll each paper/cardstock strip around a pencil, then slide off and pull gently to loosen the curl. Aim for a balance of tight and loose curls. The number you need will depend on how large a pom-pom you want to make.
Attach the paper curls. Using Scotch® GiftWrap Tape, tape the end of each curl atop your gift. Cluster the curls around the knot of the ribbon, mixing the four different papers randomly. Attach as many curls as you need to get the fullness and size you desire, placing them to hide the taped ends. To finish, tuck the card beneath the ribbon. Your gift is now ready for giving!
EXPERT TIP: For the curls, choose various weights of paper and cardstock: Every kind will hold a curl differently, and the variety will help create a fuller and more interesting pom-pom.
Looking for more project details? Feel free to follow our good friend Corinna vanGerwen’s blog, called Corinna Wraps. Corinna is an amazing gift stylist, and is the one who helped us create this project. Her blog is full of more expert gift wrapping tips to help you make your presents look spectacular.