Since deciding to go the D.I.Y wedding route, I’ve been spending countless hours on the internet, looking for a place to start my D.I.Y journey. I wanted to kick off with something relatively small and easy so that it couldn’t go horribly wrong. I figured that way I can build my confidence and work my way up to the big things. I opted for decorations as a starting point and found a great online tutorial for tissue paper pom poms. I liked the look of them and thought they could make a nice simple decoration for our outdoor ceremony, perhaps hung on the chairs lining the aisle or from trees. The best thing was I had all the necessary supplies to hand, so no need for a trip to the craft store. For fun I thought I’d mix some of the colours I had so my pom pom was orange pink and purple. I did cut some corners, I didn’t take the care I should have done when doing my accordion folds, I didn’t cut the edges to shape properly and I didn’t use wire for the middle. However, despite this I still liked the result. Some tips for making them again; remember to use a ruler when folding the paper so you get a nice defined crease and when puffing it out be gentle with the layers of tissue paper as they can tear easily.
I also really liked the results of these other techniques which use dyed coffee filters glued to a paper lantern base and scraps of fabric pinned to a styrofoam ball. I think the finished products look so professional, although it’s clearly a more time-consuming and costly project given the materials needed. I’d still like to give it a try so perhaps I’ll visit the craft store over the weekend and let you know how I get on.
Until next time!