Post # 1
I am thinking of making those paper pom-poms (http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/article/pom-poms-and-luminarias?autonomy_kw=pom%20pom&rsc=header_5) for a reception decoration. We would hang them interspersed with paper lanterns.
The only thing I am concerned about is that we are getting married in July in Negril, Jamaica on a cliff overlooking the ocean. So it will be humid. Any thoughts on whether this is going to be a wasted effort–I am imagining the tissue paper totally wilting and looking bedraggled from humidity.
Would appreciate any thoughts or wisdom!
Post # 3
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
- 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
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!
Post # 6
Thanks for the advice. RecessionistaBride, where did you source crepe paper?