Welcome back to "You're Welcome" Wednesday, where we share a savings tip that is bound to make you say...THANKS!
Today is more of a craft than a tip. I'm trying to show you the "how-to's" of all the baby shower projects I did so I can finally get them into one big recap post...so here's another party project for you!
Easy Tissue Pomander Balls
Pomander balls are so beautiful! There are tons of different styles:
...and they all make for great decor!
Today I'll teach you how to make tissue paper pomander balls (you can also use crepe paper).
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Here are the ones I made. I ended up not being crazy about the colors, but they are so easy I'll just make them again next time!
Here's how you do it:First, you need a ball of some sort. Styrofoam balls are great, but they are pricey. I decided to wad up magazine pages to make my own (thanks for the idea Hilary!). This was a FREE option that works just as well!
Just wad up your pages,
Form them into a ball,
...then secure with tape. Packing tape works super well.
Next, grab your tissue. I got these packs from the Dollar Store. I thought the multi-color would be cute, but I'll probably just use solid paper next time rather than printed tissue.
Cut your paper into strips (I like mine a little thicker, so I recommend at least 1" or wider)
Wad it up,
Smooth it out and fold it in half.
(I actually found this step to be somewhat unnecessary, so try it both ways and see which you like better!)
Starting on one end, roll it on itself.
Secure with hot glue.
Keep twisting, rolling, and securing, and it will eventually make a little rosette shape!
See how cute?
This was my first time making these. My rosettes were tightly wound, and next time I think I'll do them thicker and looser. Just a side note :)
Glue them to your ball,
and you're done! How easy is that?!
These are durable and would look adorable as decor throughout your house OR as great reusable party decor!
This is also a great way to use up crinkled tissue paper that you would otherwise throw out.
Hooray for reusing!
Give it a try :)