(Closed) Paper Pom-Poms in Jamaica in July?

posted 13 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
13 posts

I think you’re right that the paper will wilt.

Could you use fabric (maybe heavily starched) instead. Not sure if this would work, but then you wouldn’t have to worry about the humidity.

Or, knowing that the paper might wilt could you create them with tissue paper and then shelac them clear, so they would keep their shape? Good Luck!

Post # 4
308 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill

How about trying waxed tissue paper?  It’s what florists use to wrap bouquets.  Perhaps the wax coating will help protect them against the humidity. Bags & Bows Online and Paper Mart both carry it.

Good luck!  :o)

Post # 5
2220 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ve made these before for a summer bbq/birthday party in July. We used a thicker crepe paper. It was more cost efficent to go that way & it wouldn’t tear as easily as tissue paper. It was hot & the poms never failed. I don’t think the temp here is anywhere near the temps in Jamaica, but I thought I’d throw in my 2 cents!

Those pompoms are so striking- but they are A LOT of work!! The most time consuming thing about them is really pulling the pieces of paper apart!

I really don’t know how a fabric ones would work out… maybe you could try a mock up?

Hmm… this is a really difficult situation. Sorry I can’t be more help- I really wish I could!


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