Until that first spring morning arrives, I've decided to bring spring inside. I've add indoor plants and bright accent colors in our house. Yesterday, I shared my Pink and Green Spring Tablescape (see it here). Since our peonies are not even near sprouting yet - and even when they are in bloom, they are overrun from ants, how do I get rid of the ants?!?! - I decided to make my own pink "peonies."
This is the first time I tried my hand at making these and it was very simple. I started with an assortment of tissue paper and floral wire (I only ended up using three packs for this project):
#1) Since I wanted to create flowers rather than pom poms, I used four pieces of tissue paper. If you wanted to create round pompoms, I would use 8 pieces;
#2) Accordion fold the paper;
#3) I created two different sizes, so I alternated cutting the paper into thirds and fourths;
#4) Round the edges to create a flower petal. You can skip this step if you want to create the tissue pom pom instead.
#5) Tie the floral wire around the center.
#6) Carefully spread each layer of tissue toward the center of the flower. You're done! So easy!
It was really fun creating these. Living in a house full of boys, I don't often get to create pink girly things. I really want to create a gathering of pom poms in a nursery, like this, or use these for a birthday party:
However, it's just a little too girly for the little boys in our house. My husband thinks our white crib is too girly, I can only imagine what he would think if I added pom poms over the bed! Oh, my son DID take a break from playing cars and trains with his dad to "help mama make butterflies and flowers":
Yes, he did get his camera out to also take pictures...... One last look:
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