Wednesday, October 26, 2011

do-It-yourself paper pom poms and bunting flags...Parties or simple home decor

Joyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or just home decor. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.

How to Make the Pom-PomsYou'll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.
Hanging Pom-Poms1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

And now for the bunting banner have seen them everywhere, and who knew they were super simple to make....

Another way to make your party/wedding very Anthro inspired... 

Here is a link for very simple instructions to make your very own bunting/banner flags! Think of how great it would be to make your own, and be able to pull it out for your parties! Or brighten up your home during the dull days of winter!


....and for those of you not feeling so crafty, all of these items can be found on for purchase