DIY Wedding Decor Project For Y’all!
My name is Jehnel, I’m 20 (going on 21 soon) years old, and I’m currently a student going to school for my Communication degree with a concentration in print journalism. I chose print journalism because I would love to be a part of a wedding magazine one day. I’ve become so enamoured with weddings for the last few years, I thought that it would be a great career plan to involve myself with weddings and pair it up with writing. It just wouldn’t seem like a job anymore because I enjoy doing both so much!
I’ve become so fully immersed with weddings just for fun that I’ve come across some great tips! Recently, I was planning a first birthday for my godson and I wanted it to be screaming “unique” and “DIY” everywhere that the guests looked. I was perusing the web and of course, Martha saved me. If anyone has ever seen the huge tissue paper poms at weddings or parties, then you know how adorable they look, right?
For a little boy, it was a bit daunting how to make these strictly unisex since the way the poms were cut looked like peonies or hydrangeas. It was very trial-and-error but I eventually reached success. Martha has a smaller version of these poms on the same website link, but they weren’t devised to become hanging decorations but rather napkin rings decorations. So, cheap little me decided to make these napkin rings version into a banner for an archway in his parents’ house (where the party was held).
I was a bit frightful and apprehensive considering I had never made paper poms before, but it surprisingly turned out really pleasant. Instead of using colored paper that resembled the party colors (tropical blue, orange, kiwi green; chocolate brown and white were accent colors), I used strictly white tissue paper and strung them onto chocolate brown string. To throw in some color in there, I cut out little circles and placed them in between each white pom.
All in all, this project was relatively cost-efficient. The tissue paper was around $3-4 (from one big sheet of paper, you can cut it in half, split the half into fourths, and you can get two poms out of one since you need four sheets to make one pom), the yarn was $2 for, trust me, a lot of yarn, and if you’d like to incorporate other colors, the construction paper I used was around $0.60. Since the circles were small, I used scrap construction paper pieces because I used the construction paper for other DIY projects. This is a great project for brides who are wanting to do easy and fun DIY wedding projects that put a unique touch on their wedding decor who also want to stay true to their “wedding on a budget” plan!
For more information on how to do the small paper poms, go to: Martha Stewart’s Pom Poms and Luminarias.
TIP: If you like the “pointed” style of the poms I did, instead of cutting the edges of the paper rounded like the above directions say, cut it to a point where the tissue paper edges look like pencils.
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