Monday, August 9, 2010

Do It Yourself Party Decorations with Tissue Paper

As promised, I will be starting a Do It Yourself label for anyone interested in DIY projects for your own events in which you don't want to hire in a designer. You might remember a while back in which we dec'd out a boy's birthday party with Cookie Monster fabulousness. The most sought out DIY request was the tissue ball so here it is for you. Keep in mind that you can do any size version of these playful tissue balls. The sample I have for you today is a mini version which can be wired onto anything you want to spice up. If you want to make them bigger, just use larger sheets of tissue paper and a pretty ribbon as the tie to hang.

1: Take any color wrapping tissue paper.
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2: Cut into short rectangular pieces and stack. Depending on the desired density, go with 5 to 8 sheets of tissue paper. And the reason we need short rectangles instead of squares is because the length will be shortened by the f0lding and fluffing (you'll see what I'm talking about). This way, you'll get a round ball instead of a football shape.
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3: Fold the stack in an accordion-like manner.
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4: Fold the accordion in half.
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5: Twist a wire at the center fold.
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6: Pull apart the ends of the tissue paper and fluff along the way.
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7: And viola! The perfect little pouf.
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Wire it onto anything you want to decorate. Here's the branch we decorated for the Cookie Monster birthday party.
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More DIY posts to come! Happy decorating!

2 comments:

balloons said...

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Floral Sense said...

Thanks for stopping by! And what a great question! Inspiration can come from so many places for me. However, when I have to pull together design concepts, I generally choose one item to spin ideas off of. These were created for a Cookie Monster Themed Party. So, I really wanted to play up the textures of Cookie Monster's features and turn it into an visually pleasing arrangement. I hope that helps!