Polka Dot Presents

I found a gorgeous gift wrapping idea on Pinterest (from Anthropologie) and tried out this DIY pom-pom gift wrapping project for fun...I call it `Polka Dot Presents'.

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I love choosing gift wrapping, tags and ribbons almost as much as I love choosing presents! Once I saw this idea on Pinterest I was hooked and couldn't wait to try it out. I was surprised at how fast I got through the pom-pom glueing stage. It looks time consuming but once you get going (using a glue gun) it's actually kind've fun.  Click the picture below for the larger version including details.

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Anthropologie seems to be all sold out of the wrapping...but their site is fun to browse for the eye candy factor regardless.

  • Merry Christmas Ribbon: Mobo Concept & Design (@MoboBendigo) can be found in Bath Lane, Bendigo
  • Bakers Twine: View Point Handmade Gallery (@VPHandmade)  at 13 View Point, Bendigo
  • Red Ribbon & Paper: Spotlight & Riot Craft are found most places
  • With Love Ornament: Paper Boat Press is both online and in Brisbane
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Initially I was going to go multi-coloured but then my love of red prevailed.  This was the first time I used a hot glue gun and I think I might be hooked! I got mine from Spotlight for $10. Because the pom-poms were so small I had to dot the paper with the glue instead putting it on the pom-poms themselves. I did find a few glue "spiderwebs" when I was finished but once the glue dries they are easily removed.

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Now, I may love Christmas, but I don't love it to the point I'm going to polka dot the twenty odd presents under my tree! I think polka dot presents might be more suited to one-off special occasions , or I think they would look gorgeous on a birthday dessert buffet as a prop. For real life Christmas, I went with the same ribbon, twine and kraft paper...but I downloaded these free gift tags by the always gorgeous Eat Drink Chic. I tweaked them a little by skipping the pocket idea &  printing the names on strips of kraft paper to cover the `To/From' bit at the bottom.

How are you wrapping your Christmas presents this year?