Pom-Pom Gift Toppers

Red yarn as gift toppers on gifts

Instead of using classic ribbon and bows, make yarn pom-poms for a modern and cheerful gift-topper. You likely have everything you need already at home and it’s a great way to use up leftover yarn!

Things You'll Need:

  • Yarn (Pro tip: Use multi-ply yarn for bigger, fluffier pom-poms!)
  • Scissors
  • Cardboard form with deep notch cut-out


  1. Thread the yarn into the cardboard form, leaving a 2” tail. Coil remaining yarn around the cardboard. Take care not to wrap too tightly. The more you wrap, the larger and fluffier the pom-pom will be (this also depends on the type of yarn you use).
  2. Cut a 16-inch length of yarn to tie the pompom together. Thread it through the prongs and around the entire pom-pom twice before typing in a tight double knot. You’ll have cinched the pom-pom. The knotted thread should be parallel with the cardboard form and perpendicular to the yarn you wrapped around it before.
  3. Slide the pom-pom off the cardboard form. You’ll notice all the yarn is looped on two ends now. Slide one blade of scissors into one end and snip the loops free—do the same on the other end.
  4. Fluff the pompom so it hides the middle tie. You can now give your pom-pom a “haircut,” evening it into a neater sphere, if you’d like. Make sure to leave the tying string long, though, as you’ll need it to tie the pom-pom to the gift.
  5. Repeat. Make it a pom-pom party!