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Making Tissue Pom-Poms

Thursday we threw a baby shower for my little sister.  We had lots of fun planning it, it was just so great to see family and to watch my little sis get showered with love and gifts.

{shower decorations ready to be placed}

We kept the decor simple.  Blue, white and brown were the colors.  We (my sisters, mom & I) handmade all the decorations, and were pleased with the final result and the final cost of it all!

{lrg poms hanging, med poms on table, small flower poms in the can}

The main decor were tissue pom-poms.  We made large ones to hang from the ceiling, medium ones to sit around in various places, and small ones with a wire stem that were stuck in cans as tissue pom flowers.

{inspirational pic, source unknown}

I’ve seem this tissue pom idea all over the web, made popular again by the great Martha Stewart.  She sells kits to make them at Michael’s Craft Stores.  You still have to do the work of separating the tissue when you buy her kits, so she is charging a bundle to do the easiest part for you.  Thankfully she is gracious enough to put a “how-to” on her website, which is where I went for directions.  Destri @ The Mother Huddle also featured a great tutorial on her site.

{inspirational pic, source-Martha Stewart}
  Wal-mart had the blue and brown colored tissue that I needed, it was 97 cents per package.  The large poms were under a dollar to make, & I could make at least 10-12 smaller poms for a dollar.  Can’t beat that price!

{inspirational pic, source unknown}

These poms are ideal for all types of situations.  I have a friend whose sister is using them as decoration for her wedding.  I have a sister-in-law who hung them in her daughters room & they are just darling!  They are perfect for baby showers, wedding showers, birthday parties and tea parties.  They are so inexpensive and easy to make! As you can tell, I am a big fan of the tissue pom.

*I have more baby shower related posts to come!  One on the yummy Lemon Refresher recipe we served, and another on “how to feed 20 people a well rounded meal without using your stove or oven!” (and no, it was not catered)  Stay tuned!:)

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  • Kimberly
    June 7, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Love love it!

  • Nicole @ Create and Delegate
    June 7, 2010 at 1:54 am

    They are beautiful!

  • Page
    June 7, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Yay – I love it so far!!! Aren’t those poms just so much fun?! 🙂 Can’t wait to see the rest. I’m excited about the recipes, and it sounds like it was very fun. Congrats to your little sis!

  • Nf1andprek-whisper
    June 7, 2010 at 4:19 am

    i am your newest follower, I have loved all the images I see of these paper pom poms maybe I will try it now, it looks easy… I am coming back to see how to feed people without the oven LOL

  • Marie
    June 6, 2010 at 3:25 am

    Love those tissue poms! It’s on my (long) list of things to try;)
    BTW…I posted a garden update on my blog. Hope yours is still doing well!

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