- 8 years ago
OK, I have a problem here… I have attempted tissue paper poms twice now and both have resulted in major failures. Is there a secret I don’t know about? I have tried folding my tissue accordian style both on the long and short end of my paper to see if maybe that was my problem. When I folded on the long end, my pom flopped like a fish out of water and more closely resembled a tacky paper bow rather than a nice, round, fluffy pom. When I folded on the short end…well, I won’t get into that mess — my paper just tore to pieces even with nimble fingers. FYI, this is the tutorial I’ve been following: http://www.casasugar.com/DIY-Tissue-Paper-Pom-Poms-3116890
I really have a feeling my issue comes in when it’s time to secure the paper in the center with floral wire. For some reason, it’s crimping my paper and causing it to bend in funny ways. Maybe I should leave it loose? I just don’t know where to go from here. I was thinking of trying the alternative method a la Mrs. Spring Roll’s directions shown here: http://diy.weddingbee.com/topic/mrs-spring-rolls-diy-tissue-paper-pomanders
What does the Hive think? I’m at a loss. Is there a certain kind of tissue paper I should use? I’ve been using the tissue paper you buy for gift bags to experiment with as I’ve had some laying around the house unused. Is it too flimsy and cheap? It’s the Walmart 2/$1 kind… Bleh.
I would post photos of my disasters if they weren’t such an embarassment…I gave them to my daughter to toss around for now. As someone who is quite nifty and crafty, consider me down on my knees begging for help.