Drama queens

by Nichole on April 13, 2011 · 6 comments

in MY GIRLS,TUTORIALS

Just as a note. I wrote most of  & did this tutorial at 9ish a.m. I just felt like I needed to say that,… I’m not sure why. Carry on. ;)

So I am helping with a bridal shower this weekend. Something I have done many, many, maaaannny times. Well… bridal and baby showers. How often does someone have a party celebrating one of the most monumental times in their lives? Not often, right? So because of this, I love throwing showers & I love helping. Except when I get stressed out and grumble about it…. (which doesn’t apply to this scenario). But don’t let that fool you, I love it!

One of my responsibilities for this particular shower has been doing the decorations. I found a tutorial for tissue paper pom poms here and thought I would give them a try. They are cute, and equally importantly they are affordable! Granted, you could always follow my link to look at the tutorial I looked at, but I thought I’d give you an approach to doing this for free, that is, if you save the same things I do.

** excuse me while I try to type this blog with my 8 month old hitting my arm and climbing all over me **

So if you are like me and save tissue paper or ribbon from gifts that you have been given, then this tutorial is for you! Why? Because it will be a project that you can do at no cost. Cheap is fun, but free is better. Am I right? Yes I am! ;)

So to be completely honest, some of the tissue paper you will see here is from a pack I bought at the dollar store. I’ve actually used up most of my saved tissue paper so I had to pull from my purchased as well…

{WHAT YOU WILL NEED}

• 8 pieces of tissue paper I ended up using 9 because I did 3 colors and have a need for even-steven. BTW, how did Steven become so even? Um… sorry about that one.

• 1 piece of wired ribbon, only has to be about 6 or 7 inches long.

{LET’S GET STARTED!}

Stack 8  (or 9) pieces of paper on top of each other like this:

 

Notice that their size doesn’t match up so cut them down to match. **Ahhhh much better**

Take ribbon with wire in it…..

 

Try to keep baby away from the tissue paper and scissors. Constantly handing toys to her that only entertain and distract for exactly 1/2 a second.

 

Be a little bit crowded by 3 year old trying to play Toy Story in your company, but appreciate the sounds of make believe.  (H told me this morning: “Mommy, I can’t WAIT for my toys to be real!” I hate to say it but..Toy Story is kinda lying to her… ) Also… be okay with the toy story mess being in all of your pictures or surrounding you while doing this project. (I have to say I had a major temptation to clean them up and make my pictures look all pretty in my perfect little house…., but that would be misrepresenting myself. I did all of this on top of toys, and I typically do things this way.

 

Back to the tutorial…. pull wire out of the ribbon with a handy pair of scissors.

 

Fold the tissue paper like an accordion. Try to keep it at about 1.5 inch folds, but don’t measure because that’s just silly. It’ll look fine.

 

Oops. This is what the end of mine looked like at the end… so I just chopped it off.

 

Wrap wire around middle, twist, and then cut wire down.

 

Cut the ends in a point or in a circular shape, don’t worry about if it’s perfect or not. These are tissue pom poms and not anything you are displaying in some museum or something. (And while you are cutting listen to your 3 year old telling you “Mom, you are making a berry big mess!!! You are being berry messy mom….”

 

Annnnnnnddddd fluff!

 

And while you are fluffing,… realize your 8 month old has gotten ahold of the scissors. “No no 8 month old” (whew, that was close ;) ).

 

Get up to take pictures of fluffed pom pom and realize your 8 month old has achieved her goal of eating tissue scraps.

 

Finished pom pom :)

 

Three year old whose response was: “Mom that looks cwaaaaazzzzzy! You ah supposed to make something beautiful, not cwazy! Uggghhhh! Silly Mommy!”

 

Make a little pom pom with scraps. :)

 

See easy right???

side noteand this has really nothing to do with tissue paper pom poms ;) : I don’t like online drama. It’s true. I think people are much ruder online than they’d ever be in real life. I typically find it annoying and really don’t feel like wasting my time with it all. My fingers on the other hand…. well apparently they love it. I know this because when I see something said – particularly when it is said rudely to someone else – they just start typing away, not giving me any choice but to follow. Click, click, click, click, click.  ** Oh fingers, you drama queens ;) .**

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  • Cherylyn

    I am angry with your productivity. Especially because I am sitting on the couch.

  • leah valenzuela

    you make it look so easy! and as for drama i know this about your fingers cause they have come to my rescue many times ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Myriah-Grubbs/100000414737414 Myriah Grubbs

    Ya, me and leah made these once from a kit, and it took forever, lol. It wasn’t hard, but took ages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Myriah-Grubbs/100000414737414 Myriah Grubbs

    Ya, me and leah made these once from a kit, and it took forever, lol. It wasn’t hard, but took ages.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Myriah-Grubbs/100000414737414 Myriah Grubbs

    Ya, me and leah made these once from a kit, and it took forever, lol. It wasn’t hard, but took ages.

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    [...] of a post on Facebook of all things, lol. I told you here, my fingers cannot resist sharing their opinion. People, I was not lying. muahahahaha. …. [...]

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