Thursday, July 9, 2009

paper flowers

i'd love to hang these all over the place... just for kicks!

paper pom-pom kits are available at craft stores and even on etsy (see below).
you can also make them yourself using instructions from Martha Stewart:

tissue paper [tons!]
24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire

1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch [seems quite small to me... go big or go home!!!] sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

PomLove and PartyPoms on etsy; Martha Stewart Weddings)


  1. I bought one when I was a wee one at Epcot and worshiped it for years. I need to make these!

  2. I love DIY from martha! This one is so pretty:) I love your photos on your blog!

  3. I love all the gathers and layers of paper. Paper is so pretty on it's own, let alone when it's made into gorgeous flowers! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. I love pom poms! I totally did watch the movies! Its one of my fondest childhood memories.

  5. FUN! These are what I used for my wedding! They are soooo pretty!

  6. I need to try this!they are so cute...

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  8. These are adorable! you should check out my blog too I currently have a contest going :)