DIY Tissue Paper Pompom Tutorial – a recap!

Emma and Andy's purple pompoms www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Emma and Andy’s purple pompoms http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Ever since we made these fabulous thrifty tissue paper pompoms for Emma and Andy’s Laugharne wedding last year, we’ve been inundated with requests to produce them for brides again and again!

This weekend I’ll be making 3 sets of big fluffy floofs in shades of violet, sugar plum pink and mocha for Samantha and Daniel’s vintage themed Gower wedding, so I thought since I’m getting crafty myself, perhaps I should share my step-by-step guide to DIY-ing your own pompoms all over again – happy crafting!

Violet, Sugar Plum, Mocha and White for Samantha and Daniel - www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

Violet, Sugar Plum, Mocha and White for Samantha and Daniel – http://www.ohsoperfect.co.uk

The original post can be found here: DIY Tissue Paper Pompom Tutorial

You will need…

  • Tissue paper in your choice of colour (we recommend 10 sheets per pompom)
  • Scissors
  • Nylon wire (or fishing wire)
  • Floristry wire (we’ve used silver, but you could match the colour to the paper if you like!)

Step 1

Layer up your 10 sheets of tissue paper (they should all be the same size and shape!) and begin to fold them concertina/fan-style.

Step 2

Snip off a length of the fishing wire. This will be used to hold your folded tissue paper together at the centre.

You can fold your tissue paper in half while it’s like this to help you find the middle!

Step 3

Wind the floristry wire around the centre and twist the wire together to keep it secure.

Step 4

This is a good moment to attach your length of nylon wire, as it will be a lot easier to add now then when the pompom is full. It also means you can hang it up as you begin separating the layers of paper.

Cut off your required length of nylon wire, and attach it around the floristry wire.

Fold the floristry wire over, or twist it together, to prevent the nylon wire from slipping off.

Step 5

You can now begin separating the layers of tissue paper using your hands.

You may find it easier to hang the pompom first, or ask someone to hold it up for you using the nylon wire, but we’ve illustrated this without hanging it first.

Lift the outer sheets to their highest capability.

Gently lift out the outer layers on the top and the bottom, and work your way towards the middle, pulling each inner layer out a little less each time.

The central layer shouldn’t need any tweaking at all.

Step 6

Your pompom should now be looking something like this…

Step 7

If you haven’t already hung up your pompom, now is a good time to do so. You will then be able to work on the other side with ease.

Repeat Step 5 on the other side of the pompom…

 

Use your hands to tidy up the areas where the two sides of the pompom meet. They don’t need to touch perfectly necessarily, as long as they all open out fairly evenly.

Step 8

Stand back and look at your pompom in all its hanging glory!!

 

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‘English Wedding Blog’ gives us a mention!

We were absolutely delighted (though a little delayed!) to discover that we had a mention on the English Wedding Blog back in September as one of their featured blogs in their “Best Wedding Blogs: the ones I’m reading” feature.

They loved our beautiful vintage wedding in Laugharne this summer and were inspired by the rich colour scheme chosen by our gorgeous couple Emma and Andy. Click this link to look back at this very pretty wedding in all its glory.

They also included one of our photos – featuring yours truly in amongst my hand-made pompoms.

English Wedding blog was ranked No.8 in UKwed.com’s top 100 Best Wedding Blogs so we’re pretty chuffed to be noticed by them too!

Thank you to Mark Hawkins for taking this fab photo too!

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“(Stop!) Oh yes, wait a minute Mister Postman!”

Diary of a Wedding Planner

I love that song. I also love the postman.

One of the exciting parts of being a wedding planner is waiting for the postman (DHL man, Parcel-force man, FedEx man etc. etc…)  He always brings me such exciting parcels full of beautiful and fabulous wedding related bits and bobs, what’s there not to be excited about?!

I saw so much of my previous postman (we moved Perfect HQ back in February) that he would even pop in and use my bathroom from time to time on his rounds!

A big parcel arrived at Oh So Perfect today containing 17 rolls of white, lilac and violet tissue paper that I’d ordered for part of one of my couple’s wedding styling. Hopefully mister postman will deliver my nylon wire tomorrow too so that I can get started having fun making lots of big paper floofs in preparation for their wedding next month…

I’ll be bringing you a little tutorial of our tissue paper pompom making when he does so stay posted!

With love
Samantha x 

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