This is one of the presents I wrapped for my son's birthday.
Whenever I make one of these tissue pom poms for the top, the compliments flow and for some reason people think they are much much harder to make than they are. So I thought I'd show everyone how to spruce up their gifts with tissue paper!
The premise is the same as Martha Stewart's pom poms that hang from the ceiling.
Well, I took the same premise and only did half and made it fit the size of the gift!
Here's how it works. It's basically folding tissue paper like a fan. I used 3 sheets of tissue paper for the above present.
(Tutorial photos courtesy of Martha Stewart.com)
After it's folded, take a piece of wire or pipe cleaner and tie it around the center so the pieces of tissue paper are connected. Then, cut the edges of the paper. You can do rounded or cut a half diamond shape to make it pointed, etc.
Then, you pull the fan apart and start separating the layers of the tissue. To lay it on a gift, lay the fan flat, like it is in this photo, and pull the tissue layers upward. This will give you a flat base to secure to the present. And a fluffy top. To secure to the gift, you can tape the wire to the present or tie it to the gift with a matching ribbon.
Easy! And a cheaper alternative to ribbon. Stock up on various shades of paper at the dollar store!
Now go impress your gift recipients!