Thursday, 27 February 2014

The Beauty of Pom Poms

Thinking of how to do a DIY décor on your wedding reception? Worry no more with this very cheap and easy to find wedding décor that will be surely loved by all your guests.

Tissue/Japanese Paper Pom Poms are wonderful decorations for weddings, baby shower party and any special celebration occasions. They can be hung from the ceiling or used as a centrepiece. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in different shades adorn each place setting.

Japanese paper/japanese tissue paper
Wire or string

In case you are lazy, try to get this already cut and tied Japanese papers from Daiso. I did this last time in my wedding and I am amazed how it turns out to be a perfect wedding décor. Price is also affordable for as low as S$2/pack consisting of 14 pompoms. 

Although the instructions are in Japanese, you will be able to understand it because of the drawing. 

Let me give you a better idea on how to do it. Follow the steps below to achieve a perfect pom poms decor.

1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half (depending on what size you want to make), and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Now carefully pull the strips of paper away one by one. Tissue paper/ Japanese paper is extremely thin and can therefore tear easily. But don’t worry, you won’t notice when the strips are joined together in the finished pom pom.

4. Once you have pulled away the strips and the Pom Poms has become slightly oval, use your hands to gently create a more rounded shape. Well done! You are now ready to hang the Pom Poms above your reception table and sofa or hang them on your wedding reception.  

See more inspirations below. 

My DIY Pom Poms in my Malaysia Wedding Dinner. Although they are not in perfect shape because of improper handling during transport, they still look gorgeous.