Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Valentine's Inspiration: DIY Tissue Paper Wall Heart




I love tissue paper pom-poms.... every birthdays party, kids holiday and event in my house or that I put together (I actually even use them for a charity event in black and gold).. I use them!! So when I saw the cover of Martha Stewart Living I was totally smitten... and wondering how did I not thought about this before! So simple and chic... isn't it? I'm definitely using this idea..and the pink and red balloons another must for this Valentine's!

Do you like using tissue paper pom-poms? What fun project have you done with it?

Here is the step by step on how to make tissue paper pom-poms:


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Step 1
Stack 4 to 8 {I always use more to create a fuller pom-pom but for the hear you would need larger and smaller pom-poms} 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold. You will need a total of 30 pom-poms. Optional: mIx tissue paper in different colors.
Step 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 shapes.
Step 3
Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
Step 4
Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.

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Step 5
Position the pom-poms on the all: Play around with placement , and se a pencil to lightly mark where to stick each hook. Attach hooks to wall, and use excess wire to hang pom-poms. Use Damage-free hanging hooks.

* Update: Use a bone folder when folding the paper tissue. It really helps!

Get together with friends for a breakfast & mimosas...and you can actually get a lot of pom-poms done while catching up!!

{Images scanned and edited by Myself from Martha Stewart Living February 2011}

17 comments:

Aleksandra said...

This is so cute.

Ambyr said...

Such a cute and simple idea. I love this. I've never made them before.

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Abigail Louise said...

Going to give this a go so cute http://abigaillouisesparty.blogspot.com/

Maria said...

Is it really easy? I would love to make them (me and my sister I mean!) for our mum's birthday party!

Solana {Solo Thais} said...

This is such an adorable idea! Thanks for sharing.

Sasha {Everything Fabulous} said...

Hi Maria! Yes this is super easy to make! I just updated the post but use a bone folder it makes it easier to fold the pom-poms or just the back side of a knife.

Happy you are liking the idea!

Angela said...

So cute! Love it!
Thanks for sharing :)

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Ann On and On... said...

That is so cute. There is always room for a few paper pom-poms!

Fierce Fabulous Fit said...

This is so pretty!! I'll have to tuck it away in my bookmarks for a craft day soon. :)

Thanks!!

Matryoshka blog -בלוג אופנה ולייף סטייל said...

It's so easy to make,i love it

nice blog

Michal

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

LOVE it (no pun intended)! So chic!!!

Champagne Cocktails, Cashmere Dreams said...

such a simple and amazing idea!! absolutely love it!!

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Mia Rivel said...

Hello Lovely,

Just want to wish you an ever sparkling New Year. Love your blog btw, im your newest follower =)

-Mia xoxo
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WonderLust said...

This is lovely and easy!

WonderLust

special 'k' said...

It is divine! Thank you so much for sharing. What a beautiful space you have created my very first visit here I will follow on my way out so I know my path back here. Perhaps you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to engaging more throughout the year and beyond. Take care. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

dustjacket said...

So cute!
xxx

mary @ BGjournals said...

what a lovely idea, thanks so much for sharing! may have to give this a spin this year...

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