Post # 1
WHEE! I finished my tissue paper projects, yay!
I made 2 wreaths, 10 pomanders and 3 cones. The pomanders will hang on the corner of the end chairs at every other row at the ceremony site.
The wreaths will hang on the doors leading into the reception, and the cones will be on the placecard table.
I’m pretty happy to be done, but am considering doing napkin rings with them so I have some color on the table… plus now I know how much time it will take me 🙂
These pics are all taken with a crappy cell and in poor lighting, but I’m so happy it’s all done!
The oeange pomanders:about 40 flowers on each 4″ styrofoam ball:
The wreaths (in a lighter orange color) – about 150 flowers on each 16″ form, only one fit in the picture 🙂 :
The cones – 45 on the small, 53 on the medium and 125ish on the large:
Now…. to decide if my fingers and sanity can handle napkin rings!
Post # 6
Wow! My fingers are aching just looking at all that. Congrats on being done, unless of course you go for thoses napkin rings. I’d love to see how those look as I’ve never seen them done with tissue paper flowers before.
Post # 8
@dcdt212: I think I’m going for the napkin rings, I’ll be sure to post when they’re finished 🙂
With all the other fun color I’m doing in places, I’d feel bad with mostly white tables, and we didn’t end up with leftover cash to buy napkins… and since I’ve got all the stuff here already, they won’t cost me anything other than time and elbow grease… so I guess tomorrow after work I’ll be slicing up some tissue paper and starting all over again – though 170 is a much, much friendlier number than the 900+ I already made 🙂
Post # 9
Very cute! i love the bright colors!
Post # 10
Hmmm. Test 1 of napkin rings not so good. Having issues using just yarn to tie it off – makes it hard to fluff the flower so it looks good since there’s no ‘base’ to hold onto like with the wire.
Hmmm. Any thoughts Bees?
Post # 11
I just did a little searching on paper flower napkin rings. How are you trying to make them? Most of the tutorials I found say to attach the wire to a piece of ribbon and then tie that around the napkin. I was thinking that if you have any sewing skills it might be possible to buy some cheap stretch trim fabric and sew it into a circle and then sew the flower on top? That way you wouldn’t have to tie 200+ napkin holders and can just slip them on instead. I would tie the flower with the wire, put a small dab of hot glue to hold it in place (if it wouldn’t burn the paper), and then cut the wire edges very short. Then it would be easy to do a quick stitch to attach it to the ribbon. I’ve never done these so I’m sorry if this is completely wrong, haha.
This is just a basic tutorial using wire and ribbon – http://www.yumsugar.com/DIY-Vibrant-Pom-Pom-Napkin-Rings-3123511
Stretch trim like this – http://www.mjtrim.com/Catalog/Product/75/29227/29227.aspx
Post # 13
Yeah, after a little more research and practice – I think I’ll be trying to turn the wire into a loop and then tie them with ribbon or yarn through that.
The wire just makes it SO much easier to fluff them I’ll find a way to make it work 🙂
Post # 14
Those turned out great – love them!
Post # 15
Amazing! I made about half a pomander and gave up, so I’m incredibly impressed you got all of these done! They look great!
Post # 16
How many layers and what size tissue paper did you put together to make them? I have trouble with mine they never fluff right.