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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Pinned It and Did It

Thursday is Pinned It and Did It time.
I did a DIY project this week.

I decided to try my hand at these cute pom poms. 
 After making the first one,
 I remembered making something like this back in the day 
at summer camp. 
 Things always come back around don't they?
I gathered my supplies and cut my squares out of tissue paper.
Fold squares into an accordion fold and then place a piece of wire in the middle and secure a ribbon or string.
(I used 8 pieces of tissue paper per flower)
Carefully  unfold the tissue paper to create your pom pom.
  I discovered that the tissue paper that is
 coated on one side works best. 
 The more you do the better you will get at separating the paper.
I used my pom poms to decorate my sad, pitiful
 1990's brass chandelier in the dining room.
I originally wanted to have them hanging,
 but I needed to put two pom poms together
 to get the look I wanted. 
 Sadly, I had run out of tissue paper.

This was a fun little project and not very time consuming. 
 You could do it for a number of different ideas and the color palette is endless.

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13 comments:

Style Journey said...

These are so pretty!!!! The color you picked out is great. These are on my DIY list to do, just need a reason to do them (oh and some time), ha ha!

Cheryl Dewees said...

Those turned out so cute!! I love them with your birds.

~Cheryl
http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

Cheryl Dewees said...

AND, if you don't like the chandelier I say paint that sucker :-)

~Cheryl
http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Cute. I like the colours you chose and the birds.

bisous
Suzanne

Geraldine said...

Very cute, love the blue too!

I'm making knit gloves right now and a some knit booties (for me!). I'm always making something. lol

Have a great weekend Brett!

Cara said...

I tried making these for my wedding a few years back -- at first it was fun and therapeutic, creating something so light and bright. But then, I got sloppy and started tearing the paper accidentally. My patience ran out before the tissue paper did!

pastcaring said...

These look so pretty, i'm sure my girls would enjoy making some. xxx

LyddieGal said...

these came out great! what a fun way to add a bit of color!

Chic on the Cheap

Leslie said...

Love the pom poms Brett! These would be so much fun at a bridal or baby shower too:) xxleslie

Chelsea Oliver said...

So cute! I like the colors you choose for them too, they really go with the dining room set-up!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Elle said...

Brett, these came out beautifully and really decorated your chandelier, which I think is quite nice, btw..
I love that you chose these colors, they are my favorite as they remind me of the sky and the ocean. I also love those ceramic birds!
XX, Elle

http://mydailycostume.com

Elle said...

Brett, these came out beautifully and really decorated your chandelier, which I think is quite nice, btw..
I love that you chose these colors, they are my favorite as they remind me of the sky and the ocean. I also love those ceramic birds!
XX, Elle

http://mydailycostume.com

Brandi said...

Your pom-poms turned out great. I had to make a bunch last summer for my niece's party. Such a great idea to hang them from your light fixture.