I've tried to make these tissue paper poms (or flowers, as I call them) before.
I followed the tutorial from Martha Stewart.
Of course, I ended up with a ripped up, soggy* mess.
*I tend to sweat when I get frustrated :)
For my 40th Fiesta, I gave them another try.
This time I just did my own way & I was very happy with how they turned out.
I found this tissue paper on sale at Target & thought it would be perfect for St. Patrick's Day.
You'll also need
floral wire or pipe cleaners
wire cutter (in case you need to trim the floral wire)
I am not a fan of measuring so I let the creases in the paper do it for me.
I cut a section of paper.
I folded it 'fan' style
I rounded each end.
You could also make a point at each end - it gives the flower a little different look.
I wrapped the wire around the center.
I used pliers to pinch the wire & help secure the paper.
This is what it looks like before you start pulling the layers apart.
Gently start pulling the layers apart.
I usually pull one or two layers from the top and then pull one or two from the bottom.
That way I can spread them out as evenly as possible.
Once I have all the layers separated,
you may have to 'fluff' it to get it looking the way you want.
This is the underside.
Put it in a cute vase (or empty frap bottle, in this case)
*if you wanted to hide the wire, you could use ribbon, fancy tape or even a cute straw.
They can be made big or small.
They are so versatile and make such a huge impact!
I hope this was easy to understand..I always feel like I'm forgetting to share a step :)
Happy Tuesday y'all.
Do you have any big plans for your EXTRA day tomorrow??
It's LEAP DAY!!
(and our 2nd 'official' wedding anniversary).
I better start planning something - yikes!!