Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Pom Pom



I was helping a friend brain storm for party decoration ideas the other day and remembered seeing these great tissue paper pom poms on Martha Stewart. I think they are so fun and you can do so much with them.





Tools and Materials
•Tissue paper in desired colors (8 sheets per pom-pom), by Martha Stewart Crafts, available at Michaels
•24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire
•Scissors
•Monofilament

Step 1
Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.




Step 2
Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.



Step 3
Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.



Step 4
Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.


You can make any size you want and hang them from the ceiling in clusters. Such a pretty party.

5 comments:

Sarah and Aaron said...

I love your blog!!
If you ever find cute outdoor hanging lights, can you post?
I have a smaller backyard but want to make it more welcoming and fun, and I have these old old clothes hanger lines from my house to the backhouse (its really high, i have no clue how anyone hung clothes on it), and want to hang cute lights from it. What do you think??

Anonymous said...

i love to go to parties with 'pretty tables'....m.m. is the best at doing it! gla

Anonymous said...

Pretty~

cori said...

its true. i made these, and they are super easy!!! and they look great! such a brilliant idea.

<3 cdb

Bre said...

These work really well if you need to decorate cars for a wedding party. My family has made these for years!