One of her DIY decorating crafts that has become quite popular for any sort of party...birthday, shower, wedding reception...you name it, are her famous tissue paper pom poms. I first used them at my Christmas Party last year and I really loved how they turned out. I continue to see them everywhere! Here are a few things I've learned while making them:
Your tissue paper doesn't have to be the size they say. It can be whatever size you want to make it - especially if you want to make the cute little puffs like we did for little laney's baby shower.
I wouldn't think you necessarily have to use floral wire. I felt like I needed to do it "martha's way" the first time I tried them and because of that I have enough floral wire to last for years...I would think a normal garbage bag twist tie - or something of the sorts - would work just fine. Especially for the little ones, the big wire seems like kind of a waist.
I tore a lot of my tissue paper when trying to seperate the layers. It's not really noticable after you pull them all a part...but I try to be careful from now on.
Here are links to some of my favorite uses of these cute little party gems!
I think a fiesta is a great theme to use them!
if only I would have seen this before I got bauer!
who needs to hang them when you can stick them to wall?
jazz up dinner by hanging them over the table or spice up a dessert table by making it the back drop
and...if you don't want to make them, there are tons of folks that you can buy them from!
happy pom pom making!