So, it seems that I’m a bit obsessed with pom pom things lately, which is weird, since I’m not really a fluffy, poofy, pom pom kind of person. But, when I saw this great idea from Martha, I had to try it. I’m going to use these for decorations at a party we’re throwing for a friend.
Go here to check out the tutorial from Martha: Martha Stewart Crafts Blue Tissue Paper Flower Pom Poms
Well, I didn’t feel like going out to find one of Martha’s pre-cut kits, so I did my own cutting. It wasn’t difficult, though I’m sure Martha’s pre cut tissue paper looks cleaner.
I took about 10 sheets of tissue paper, and accordion folded the whole bundle together. Then I cut shapes out of each end. This got kind of messy since the bundle was so thick, which is why I think Martha’s kit is probably preferable if you want them to look really polished. From there, I just followed her instructions.
This is a little one I made. It didn’t out so well, but its still kind of cute.
On this one, I didn’t cut the ends after I accordion folded, so it looks a little more like a paper lantern
Here’s one good piece of advice…when you’re fanning out the tissue paper, be very careful. I ripped each one about 5 times, and it didn’t look so good. Do it slowly, and pull up and then out, not just straight out.