Summer also = birthday's. My sons birthday is coming up and I have alot of ideas I want to implement. First off, I have quite a bit of tissue paper, gift bags and scrap-booking stuff that I never use. I decided to put what I have to use instead of going out and buying decorations.
One of the things I wanted to do was the tissue paper pom-pom's you see all over Pinterest. The tutorial I found was from Martha Stewart and let's just say it is pretty lacking in info. You can find the tutorial HERE.
It is a good start and if you have tissue paper the exact size she uses then you are set. It will come out really well. It will not come out like the picture no matter what you do!!! It really wont. The still look great though. :)
Start with 8 sheets of tissue paper of matching size. If they don't match in size then cut them to match. This is the fun part cause you can use all your random pieces of tissue paper. 8 is a good amount to make the ball puffy so that you dont see the middle. 10 might even be better but is not necessary.
After you stack them neatly it's time to get your string ready. You can use whatever you want to tie them together. The Martha Stewart tutorial says to use wire, which is a good idea, but I didn't have any. So I decided to use good ole' fashioned thread. I tripled it up to make it a bit stronger to hold the pom-pom together. I get that ready before the next step.
After you are done folding, bend the paper in half to get the center. Then insert the string through the middle and double knot it.
I then take two sheets at a time and separate gently. I do this all the way around. Finally I get down to seperating individual sheets. 4 then 2 then 1! It seems to help with tearing. I tore a whole lot of pieces but due to the nature of this beasty it doesn't show.
There you have it! Glorious pom-pom's all made with stuff you probably have on hand. It probably takes 10 minutes to create each one.
Has anyone else out there made any pom-pom's? How do you like the idea of just using crinkly old tissue paper?