I have always loved Martha Stewart's tissue paper pom poms (so much so that I used them as decor in my wedding!).
I incorporated them in this mood board that I threw together for my friends nursery and although she has gone in a different direction (pinks, browns, and birdies!) she still wanted to incorporate them in the room.
We are throwing a baby shower for her in June and I thought I would make some poms to use as decorations and then she could take them home to the nursery. Instead of using tissue paper, I figured I should probably make something a little more sturdy so that they will hold up.
I found a tutorial here.
However, they used much smaller lanterns in that tutorial than I did so I thought I would share with you some of the details.
Here is what you need for this project:
- Paper lanterns (pack of 3 at Party City was $4.99)
- 2 yards of fabric for each pom pom (that's a lot, I know!)
- Hot glue gun
- Something round to trace your circles. I used a margarita glass that was about 4.5 inches in diameter.
Decide what size circles you need for the size of lantern you are using. I used 4.5 inch circles. And cut them ALL out. (doubling over your fabric so you can cut 2 circles makes it go much faster!)
Fold your circle in half...
Place a dot of hot glue in the center and pinch it closed...
Place another glob of hot glue on the pinched petal and attach to your lantern...
Repeat until your lantern is covered.
Attach a pretty ribbon and ta daaaa!
|Fabric Pom Pom|
Now, I just need to get more fabric to make the other two!
We decided to make 5 poms and here is the finished product...