When I spotted these DIY Pom Poms yesterday at Justin & Mary Marantz’s blog, I knew they were too adorable not to share! Transporting decorations to a destination wedding for the reception isn’t always easy – but tissue paper is easy to pack, and you can always bring along scissors in your checked baggage! I’d do a few practice ones at home first as you perfect the craft, and you might want make them before having drinks poolside at your destination!
I asked Mary right away if I could share these with you, and she said yes! Super easy, super cute – can’t you just picture these floating above a wedding reception in the breeze? So adorable! Tissue paper is available in so many colors, the options are endless!
Here are Julia’s instructions (Julia is their amazing & awesome assistant, and has been sharing crafty goodness all week!):
We started with 8 pieces of tissue paper, string (you can also use monofilament), floral wire, and scissors. It all looks pretty harmless sitting there doesn’t it? The bright and cheery green has me thinking I might be able to do this after all!
We folded the tissue paper accordion style (each fold was about 1-2 inches wide). Then wrapped the middle with floral wire (about 20 inches long-). This is where I started to get scared. How do I get that derivative of a grade school fan to turn into a full, round, pom pom?!?
We trimmed the edges with the rotary trimmer just to make sure they were even. Then cut the edges so they were rounded on each end.
This is what it looked like right before I went into full on panic mode.
Next we pulled each layer out toward the center. We flipped it over and did the same thing on the other side.
Keep going! Word of warning, spread the tissue paper carefully! I may have ripped an edge or two while poofing it out!
Voila! A pom pom!! Not too shabby huh?!?
Keep an eye on Justin & Mary’s blog – they have been making DIY crafts all week because they are hosting an Old Fashioned Lemonade themed wedding workshop tomorrow, where several lucky photographers will get to walk through how Justin & Mary photograph a wedding with them. There will be lots of eye-candy, and Julia shared her DIY tips on how to make flag garlands, flags for guests to wave, fresh squeezed Old Fashioned Lemonade, and Mint Juleps. Ok, those last two probably wouldn’t travel very well to your destination wedding, but you could always sip on them while making the other goodies! There is one more DIY craft to come tomorrow as well on their blog – I can’t wait!
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