Monday, November 30, 2009

Do It Yourself Pictorial... Snowball Pom Poms From Recyclable Plastic Grocery Bags

DIY Do-It-Yourself Snowball Pom Pom Pictorial
Make Pretty Things out of those White Plastic Grocery Bags

Step 1: Get a Plastic Grocery Bag in color of your choice.
I'm going to use White.

Step 2: Cut off both handles.

Step 3: Then cut up the rest of the bag into strips of 1 inch to 3 inches wide.
Don't be perfect. Just start cutting it up nilly willy. That's what makes this fun and fast.
You decide if you just want the White part of the bag or you want
color in your strips.

Step 4: You'll have a Lot of strips to play with.
More than this when you're done.

Step 5: Gather all your Long Strips. Cut them to the Same Long Length.
The Length is Up To You.
This will make it easier to shape your Pom Pom at the end.

Step 6: Fold them in Half.

Step 7: Cut Them In Half.
You'll have a LOT of smaller strips now.

Step 8: Using Dental Floss, String, Ribbon, what have you... 12 inches or longer,
Hold all the strips, and Tie in the Center of all the Strips.

Step 9: Hold down the Front of the Pom Pom.

Step 10: Trim to One Length.
You can cut it Short or's up to you.
Just cut it One length.

Step 11: Fluff out your Pom Pom...You're Done! Voila!
Wasn't that Fast and Fun?

Step 12: Attach your Snowball Pom Pom to a Gift tag, a Gift Bag,
on top of a wrapped Box...there's a lot of possibilities.

Once you start, you can't seem to stop.

Different Ideas for Holiday Gift Wrapping
Use things around your house
Create them Yourself

Hi and Thank you for stopping by. If you read about my blog through the Honolulu Star Bulletin, I'm so glad you decided to check out my blog for more holiday gift wrapping tips. Here I've included a very easy picture tutorial (or pictorial) on the super cute, easy, and inexpensive Snowball Pom Poms.

This is a Super Fun, Fast, and Simple project. It came to me as I was staring at my growing pile of plastic grocery bags and wondering what the heck to do with them. Then bing!... Make Pom Poms! I've created the above Step by Step Pictorial to guide you along. And trust me, when you start making them, it'll go Super Super Super fast. I couldn't stop once I got started because it was... Fun. A great holiday project to do with your kids also.

Stay tuned because I will be Blogging about More tips on other Holiday Gift Wrapping ideas in the coming days so please sign up to be on my email list (see column to Left for sign-up). Once you signed up, it will automatically send you an email when I blogged again. Then, from the email, you just click on my Blog and it will take you directly there if you want to leave a comment or see more on my blog page. If you make any of these creations, please send me a photo as I would be tickled to see it. Feel free to leave comments or ask me Questions in my Blog and I will answer as soon as I can.

Hope this helps you with decorating your Holiday gifts this year. The possibilities are endless with recyclable materials around your house.

Link to the Honolulu Star Bulletin article, Sunday Edition .... Click HERE
There's instructions on How-To make the Snowflake Goodie Bag seen in photo above. It's an easy project to put your homemade baked goods, a small gift, or other treats in with vintage style. Check it out!
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Hugs said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful tutorial. Recycling never looked so beautiful before. I am going to go and make a few right now to put on some gifts.


Stacy's Designs 88 said...

These are super fun and fast to make. Now I just have to get all my Christmas shopping done so I can decorate all the bags and packages. Excellent craft project to do with the children. Recycling has never been so fun and pretty. :)


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