Friday, July 6, 2012

Tissue Paper Pom Flower Centerpiece - Tutorial

One of my niece's just celebrated her 6th birthday and to celebrate my sister threw a Hello Kitty theme pool party at a hotel and asked me to help with decorating.  It needed to be quick and easy.  The room that food (bbq) was served is used as a breakfast room at the hotel so we only had one hour to decorate and the room isn't that big to begin with.  We decided using the ceiling space would be good to add color to the rather bland room so we made tissue paper pom poms in pink and green.  For the tables which we weren't able to move around I came up with cute colorful and fun centerpieces:

Supplies Needed:
  • tissue paper (one package of 20 sheets will yield about 12 flowers)
  • pipe cleaners
  • scissors
  • bud vases
  • jelly beans

Unfold the package of sheets of tissue paper.  Split the pile into stack of 10 sheets each.

Cut the stack into 6 equal rectangles. 

Accordian fold each small stack of squares. 

With one end of pipe cleaner, secure fold at center.  Leave rest of pipe cleaner down as "stem".

Cut tips into triangle shape then fluff away!

Fill the bud vase with as much jelly beans as you like.  We added stickers to outside of vase to add some fun and Hello Kitty!  Then we used two of our flowers (i had made light pink and hot pink) to each vase :)

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