Post # 1
I already have cream and white paper lanterns for our reception but LOVE the idea of incorporating some color tissue poms in the mix above our kings table. I have attemtped to make my own and they were a disaster. (Yeah I’m not crafty). But I wanted to know if anyone has experience with the Martha ones? If so are they very big ??
Post # 3
i made the martha ones for my nephews one year birthday party and the size really depends on how you want to cut your paper. I used her thing as a template and reduced the size to make some smaller and some larger balls. I think it can look great if you are having a casual wedding. but if you want something more fancy, maybe strings of smaller poms in larger numbers with some flowers in between, hanging behind or above the table will work? They come out great in pictures. we just used them as accents around the large front table, but they still added the perfect spalsh of color in all the pics. good luck!
Post # 4
my gf’s and i made the martha stewart ones for our friend’s baby shower. it seemed to be easy because my fiance helped us out as well. you just have to be careful with the tissue paper. i believe she has the template online on her website somewhere.
Post # 5
Did you make folded paper fans in grade school? If you did, then I’m sure you can definitely manage these. Just keep trying and I’ll bet you get it.
As for the size, I think that depends on the size of the tissue paper you use. I bought our tissue paper from nashville wraps and thought the paper was a bit over sized in terms of standard paper size, but they were just fine for our poms. I have a feeling the more paper you use when folding a bunch together to create the pom, the bigger or more full the pom will look. As the previous person also mentioned, if you cut a lot of the edges (like if you round off or make a point on the ends), that’s going to affect the overall size of the pom as well. Good luck!
Post # 6
there are super simple to make and look great. i made a bunch to decorate for a friend’s bridal shower and to be honest, i liked the smaller ones better. but all you do is fold the paper acordian style like you’re making a paper fan, tie it off in the middle and then fluff open. that’s it. give it another shot because buying your own tissue paper is WAY cheaper then doling out the cash for the set at michael’s. good luck!
Post # 7
Thank you! I will do it. Mine looked like a loose mess. I think I needed more tissue!
Post # 8
did you try using floral wire to tie it up? that’ll help keep things tight. and 8 sheets worked fine for me, everthing stayed together just fine. oh, and if you wanted to trim the ends for a little [you can round them or trim the ends into a point] i highly reccommend you do it in sections for a cleaner look.