Tissue Paper Flower (Pom) Tutorial & Big Announcement!

I’m not sure what I have gotten myself into, but I let Kate talk me in to redecorating her room.  It really needs it, but shew…what a job!  It started a couple of weeks ago when she came home from a friends house.  Her friend had just moved into a new bedroom and Kate said it was sooo teenagery…whatever that means.  Anyway, she started complaining about all of the pink in her room, and I told her it wasn’t too pink, then I walked up to take a good look with her, and BAM!  Pink explosion!  I guess over time, we have added more and more pink elements to her room, and now it is a little overwhelmingly, well, pink.  She and I sat down and talked about what her dream bedroom would look like, and she said she was looking for something cottagy.  Ummm…whose child is this?  Mine.  She is me made over.  The problem?  Starting from scratch would be expensive, and we just bought new pretty pink sheets and lamp shades.  She and I started looking through my fabric scraps, and found this gorgeous Riley Blake fabric…so, we are decorating around it, and keeping just a little of the pink.
So, be ready to see bits and pieces of the things that we are working on for her room.  Today, we start with big tissue paper flowers.  They will be hanging from her ceiling in various shades that match the fabric she chose, mainly because I need to hide a spot on her ceiling where there was a leak that we fixed.  Right now, I don’t have the time to paint the ceiling, so this is what were going with.
They are so super easy and probably one of the cheapest crafts I have attempted…
Start with 4-6 sheets of tissue paper in your color of choice…lay them out flat.  Start folding accordion style.
 Once you have folded the entire stack of sheets, press down on the creases.
Fold in half from the middle so both ends meet.
Tie a string or wire around the middle where you have folded it in half.  I used an elastic band that I cut in half because they don’t work in Kate’s hair, so why waste them ;)
Now, using scissors cut a rounded edge at each end.  This will give you the effect of petals.  You could also cut this edge jagged for a fun effect…just play around with it a little!
Now here is the fun part…start pulling each layer out…easy now, you don’t want to tear them.  Keep pulling until all layers are fluffed out.
Now you have a tissue paper flower.  You can use more pieces of tissue paper for a fuller flower, or make two and bunch them together to make a really big round flower…just go nuts!
So, what to you think of Kate’s color scheme?  I love it!
Announcement time!!!
Last week, Chelsea from Making Home Base guest posted for me…she shared these gorgeous Baby Legwarmers for Valentine’s Day.  Well, I loved having her here so much, that I asked her to move in permanently…well, at least once a month!  Chelsea will be contributing a post on the second Friday of each month, and I couldn’t be more thrilled.  She is crazy talented, and I can’t wait to see what she has in store for us!
Make sure to stop by her blog, Making Home Base to see how fabulous she is…you are going to love her!
Big new fantastic things are coming this way, and I can’t wait to share them all with you!!!




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  1. says

    We did this exact color for my daughter’s wedding and then reused them in her sister’s room (which I’ve never gotten together to post about :( I love pom poms!
    Marty@Marty’s Musings

  2. says

    I can’t wait to see the finished room. That fabric is beautiful! On a related note, I can’t imagine my reaction when my kids tell me they want a more “teenagery” room. My son is only 4 so I have some time but that will be crazy.

  3. says

    YAY! So excited to be part of the Mom 4 Real team!! :) Those poms are my favorite. I have a few up in Peighton’s nursery. Such an easy and fun piece of decor. Love love love the fabric you two picked out. Darling! Her “teenagery” room is going to be stunning! I just know it!

  4. says

    CUTE! Love that fabric. Come do my room next please! Super news about Chelsea. I would have her on my blog in a minute. I’ve featured her a few times myself and love her style as well! It’ll be fun to see what she shares with you :) How fun!! Lots going on Jess. 2013 is off with a bang.

  5. says

    Adorable Jess! Love the fun fresh colors too! Congrats on the new contributor, she is great!~

  6. says

    Ooooooh girl, you know I loved those baby leg warmers! Congratulations on the new addition!!!! Love the poms, too! You always know how to put a big smile on my face. I’m emailing you right now, so check yo’ inbox!! :)

  7. says

    OK- first….dang girl… Love that Chelsea and those cute baby legs– she is Perfect and I can’t wait to see what else she shares! Second..Kate’s room is going to look super awesome! Love the bright colors!

  8. says

    CONGRATS on the new contributor! What a huge step for Mom4Real!!!! WHOOOOOO-HOOOOOO!

  9. Anonymous says

    I love these, made a slew of them in rainbow colors for my wedding. They were adorable. I wanted to carry them as a bouquet but my friends wouldn’t allow it!

  10. says

    Congratulations to you and Chelsea! I wish you’d made these flower/pom a few weeks ago, I bought some!

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