Sunday, July 25, 2010

Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Taylor is turning 2 at the beginning of September and I am already starting to make decorations!  I can't believe my baby is going to be 2 in 6 weeks :(  Today I asked her if she would stay little forever and she said that she would, I told her she couldn't grow or learn any more words and she agreed, she seemed cool with it!

The theme for her party is going to be watermelons, I think, at the very least it will be a pink and green birthday!  I was googling tissue paper the other day and found a tissue paper pom-pom tutorial on Martha Stewart's site here.  I am not a huge Martha fan but I can't argue with cute and cheap!

Just in case you don't want to go check out her site I have included my picture tutorial.

I used the Hallmark tissue paper from WalMart for the pink and green pom pom-poms.  There were 9 sheets per package for $1.  I made 4 pom-poms from each package.  I bought the white tissue paper at the Dollar Tree and cussed it every step of the way, it wasn't as strong as the WalMart tissue.

Make approximately 1.5" wide accordion folds.

Tie a piece of craft wire around the middle of your paper, you could also use twist ties or a piece of pipe cleaner.  Round the ends of your tissue paper.

Start by pulling up the top layer of tissue paper and fluff.

Continue to pull up the tissue papers and fluff.  After you have pulled up approximately 4 sheets of tissue turn it over and work from the other side.

After you have finished pulling all of the papers start to fill in the holes by fluffing to your liking!

Here is one of my finished pom-poms.  Aren't they going to look so cute hanging from the dining room chandelier!  6 weeks and counting!  At least I have a good head start!


Mine for the Making said...

Love them! Very cute! Color scheme is great the idea of theming the party with "watermelon" colors. Nice work momma!!

My daughter turned 2 at the end of March and we thru her a circus birthday party in our backyard. So fun...these pom poms would have been super cute to hand from the patio! Oh time! Thanks for the inspiration!
Happy party planning,

Amy Snell said...

How fun!! So I didnt realize that she and Mason {my sweet not so little boy!} were so close in age!! He will be two at the end of October {the 28th to be exact!}!! Where the heck did the time go :) I Think we are going to do a Halloween carnival for his bday...I need to make his birthday banner...I heart banners :)

I cant wait to see more details of Taylors party...I love that you are starting so early :) I have been planning for the last month or so all the little details :)

Sarah said...

What a great tutorial! They look fairly easy to make, too (with such pretty results!). And wasn't that sweet of Taylor to agree to staying little forever, lol ;)

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

Sweet! Those turned out so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Diana said...

Oh wow.. These are brilliant.. my daughter is having a party / girlie night soon and these are just perfect..
Thankyou for sharing

Angie said...

I have been making these for my daughter's 4th birthday party! They are the most darling little things! Your's turned out beautiful! So vibrant!

Jennifer said...

I don"t think dollar store tissue is the right size either. Mine haven't been turning out I think thats why!

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