Wednesday, March 3, 2010

DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms...

Originally we both wanted some Chinese Lanterns & tulle hanging over our dance floor. Our venue already has the tulle in place, we just need to purchase the lanterns.

Well, because we are on such a tight budget (we are doing this wedding for $5k or less) we are trying to pinch & save anywhere possible. Instead of Chinese lanterns, I'll be making Pom Poms out of tissue paper. They are so inexpensive, you can buy the tissue paper at your local dollar store. The pom poms are also so extremely easy. If you can fan fold paper & have 15 min, you can do these!

From Martha Stewart:

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

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.

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

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

You can make the pompoms in varying sizes by changing the size of your tissue paper. You can also play with color using one or all of your wedding colors.

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