Post # 1
I have seen several DIY tutorials for tissue paper pom poms. I’ve also come across a really neat how-to for fabric pom poms. Anyone tried the fabric ones? How much fabric is needed? Or for those that have done tissue, any problems with the tissue getting squished before the wedding day? Or are they easily refluffed?
Here’s a link for the fabric poms I found:
I love how they use chinese lanters…. would solve the how to hang them up issue…. but how much fabric would they use?
Anyone have photos or ideas to share?
Post # 3
I haven’t actually tried using fabric just tissue paper. So keep that in mind 🙂
I haven’t had any trouble with the tissue paper getting squished, mostly because if it does get a bit squished it is super easy to fluff back into place.
I do really love the look of the fabric poms, the only real downside I see happening is the ends fraying before the wedding, and it may be a bit more expensive than just tissue paper.
The amount of fabric would vary depending on the sizes that you wanted. I would just buy a yard of two or three colors and start experimenting.
I would love to see pictures and hear how this works if you try it!
Post # 4
@MrsArtsy: I was worried about frayed edges too. I’m ok with a LITTLE fraying, because afterall they are handmade, but I don’t want them too look too ragged. I will definitely experiment and post photos!
Post # 5
there’s a couple of different ways you can avoid fraying. Liquid stitch, a liquid glue or even tape can help with some of this until the day of. Liquid stitch is available in most hobby shops and even Joann’s for somewhere between $3-7 bed pending on size of the bottle. But you don’t need much and it dries quick. (most people use out for quilting or even per washing fabrics before starting a craft project)
Post # 6
Oh I should add. I used to work at Joann fabrics 🙂