I got the idea to use this after seeing a video on http://joyslife.com/ on how to make PomPoms. I haven't made these for so long I needed to watch the video...lol. The ones I saw her make were so soft and fluffy it reminded me of ice cream. After a few trys at making this PomPom I finally got it the right size. I wrapped the yarn around two fingers and then cut it down almost half of what the origional size was. It won't be able to go in the mail unless in a small box, but I will more than likely give it to my neice for her Birthday in Spring.