(Closed) Tissue Paper Pomanders

posted 8 years ago in Decor
  • poll: Okay to use different types of pomanders?
    No - don't mix them - stick with all fake flowers : (2 votes)
    11 %
    Yes - okay to mix the fake flowers with the tissue paper and the rustic balls : (7 votes)
    37 %
    Yes - okay to mix the fake flowers with the tissue paper only (NO rustic balls) : (10 votes)
    53 %
    Yes - okay to mix the fake flowers with the rustic balls only (NO tissue paper ones) : (0 votes)
  • Post # 3
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I dont think people would notice the difference between the tissue and the silk poms from a distance. I personally am not a giant fan of the rustic wood balls so I dont think I can give an unbiased opinion about those.

    Post # 4
    Member
    584 posts
    Busy bee

    I just started a tissue paper pomander project and have been wanting to stab my eyes out…but here are tutorials from weddingbee I found the most helpful:

     

    DIY – Tissue Paper Pomander

    DIY Tissue Paper Pomanders

     

    I was hoping to not need foam balls and just accordian fold/fluff a lot of tissue paper, but that was a FAIL. So now I’m doing it the long, non-lazy way.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    I don’t think you could notice the difference between the real and fake pomanders as long as they aren’t right next to each other. I love the rustic wooden balls, but they could look out of place if you aren’t having a rustic type wedding.

    On a side note, major props to you for wanting to do that many pomanders…they take FOREVER to make and I’m slowly starting to hate them (or at least the thought of making them). lol

    Post # 7
    Member
    4137 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    that tissue paper pomander looks really good! it’s better than most i’ve seen, so it will probably take a lot of practice to get it looking like that one. it definitely looks like real flowers to me.

    instead of the wooden ball thing, what about making string lanterns? here’s a diy.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1488 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @milesbella: I’m a perfectionist so doing these was probably a giant step backwards. I “made” one that look like my dogs had already played with and chewed on it and was so dissapointed I had written them off. Fastforward a couple weeks later and I’ve decided to give it another go. My wedding isn’t until next March, but if I can get one made that looks decent I’ll get all the paper cut and ready so come January/February all we have to do is puff up and glue on. *fingers crossed*

    Post # 9
    Member
    584 posts
    Busy bee

    I recommend a rotary cutter for tissue paper cutting…much easier (in my opinion). But they are nonetheless the bane of my current existence. Going to Hobby Lobby tonight for more ammo!

    Post # 12
    Member
    584 posts
    Busy bee

    Those look great! I agree that smaller ones look more realistic than larger ones.

    Post # 13
    Member
    4109 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    @milesbella: I love those rustic balls, but voted against them here as I think they’ll be too much for what you’re going for (garden-y). Both the tissue & silk poms you made look great! Love your inspiration pic & think they’ll look great mixed 🙂 For the tissue ones, I think using slightly different shades of the same color in the same pom help make them look more real & give them depth. Just curious, what are your colors?

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