ah martha stewart. how have i not tried making one of your wedding ideas yet? well my friends, the wait is over. i erin flattery have attempted a martha stewart diy project.
i have wanted to try tissue paper pom poms since i first started creeping wedding blogs. they’re just so cute! i’m not sure how you couldn’t like them! i didn’t really prepare for the craft. let’s be honest, when am i ever really prepared for stuff? i have been to michaels 2x this week, and it’s only wednesday! the only thing i really did make sure i had was tissue paper. if any of you are trying this at home, make sure you have wire, or whatever it is that is supposed to hold the pom pom together. i ended up wrapping an elastic band around the middle, and it didn’t work so well.
ok, on with the craft.
first, you take 8 sheets of tissue paper, and you stack them on top of each other. done.
next, you start folding the tissue paper into about an inch sections accordion style. if you think about it, you’ll get it.
then, when it’s all folded, you can cut the ends into shapes. ie- i just rounded my edges a la martha stewart’s example. but i think you could probably cut some neat edges into it which would look pretty great.
next, oh, ok you have to make sure the centre of your tissue paper is already wrapped or secured with wire, ribbon or whatever you’re using. ok. now you start pulling each layer up and apart from the middle. now be careful people! we are working with friggen tissue paper! did i rip some pieces off you ask? yes. yes i did. well they didn’t so much rip off, as rip strips into the pom pom, but you know what i mean.
last, attach fishing line, or whatever to hang the pom pom wherever your heart desires! i did not infact have anything to hang it with, so i just kind of held it up with my hand. none the less, i was quite pleased with myself! i ended up getting lazy, and just used the whole pack of tissue paper (12 sheets) instead of using the 8 like they suggest. this seems like it wouldn’t make a difference right? wrong. i think it would be easier to pull apart with 8. i think i might also try a small pom pom. they’re just so pretty!
if anyone has a birthday, or special occasion coming up you can bet your bottom dollar there’s going to be a pom pom attached! 🙂
wedding diy project? not sure yet. cute? definitely.
last week i mentioned my friend’s wedding full of diy projects! i haven’t forgotten about it- they will be posted next wednesday!