Take any color of yellow and/or gold thread and wrap it around your pinky finger, pencil, or other small object.
Take your clear thread or fishing line and tie around the center of your soon to be mini pompom, to make a shape like a box tie.
Place the blade of your scissor through the loop of one end of the bow tie. Do the same to the other once done with the first one.
After frilling the edges outward to make a pompom take the invisible thread and attach it to the top of the jar's lid.
After placing the lid back on you get an effect of what it would look like with several in there.
Sucky project, yes. But its entertaining to do while bored.