Monday, June 14, 2010

Delightful Decorations!

Only 5 days left before we get to throw my big sis an amazing 30th birthday party!
Ive been working on decorations for a couple of weeks now, we're going to fill the whole room with lovely hanging flowers (tissue pom poms), in pinks and whites. I have a whole room of my house covered in them at the moment, they are so pretty! and actually very easy to make for yourself...Super Tip: dont pay $17 on etsy for these, they will cost you about $1 to make 3, but are a little time consuming...a perfect project for the cold Melbourne weekends at the moment!

This photo (above) shows how to make a 'small' pom pom. The 1st photo, as you can see, are large pom poms. So just adjust the size of the paper etc to how big you would like your pom pom to end up.

What You'll Need: Tissue Paper (buy packets that contain 8-10 sheets, very easy to find at $2 shops), steel wire, plyers/scissors, time, and a 'soft' touch (they rip easily, so its important to be very gentle)

Lay out 5-10 (depending on how big/full you want them to end up) layers of tissue paper, and fold like an acordian in apporx. 5cm folds

Cut about 7cm of steel wire, and wrap this around the centre of the folded tissue paper

Cut the ends of the tissue paper, either round it off or dogtooth/triangle the ends (depending on the effect you want)

Very very carefully (take your time with this) seperate each layer of tissue paper and fluff out... once you have completed one side, move to the other...and then you're done! Yippppeeee

Lovely arent they!

1 comment:

  1. great tutorial!
    I just featured you as my blog love of the week :)
    x Pepper