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Mar 03, 2010

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DIY Pomander instructions

 

I made tissue paper flowers as a trial idea for my BM's, but once we decided on the ceremony location I realised I'd prefer the tree to be 'carrying' the pomanders instead of my BM's.

A few people have asked me how to make the tissue paper flowers, which are then stuck into a foam/florists foam ball and hung by ribbon or fishing line for that 'floating' look.

So here are my step by step instructions on how to make a tissue paper flower :)

What you will need
- tissue paper in your prefered colour
- scissors
- florists wire

1. Take a rectangle of tissue paper in your prefered colour, then place 4-6 layers on top of one another.

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2. Start folding the tissue paper, accordian style, from the short side. The folds should be approximately and inch wide.

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3. Then gather the folds together and fold in half

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4. Take a 20cm ( or 8 Inch) length of florist wire and bend in half

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5. Slip the wire over the tissue paper and secure by twisting the wire

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6. Cut curved edges on the two ends of the tissue paper

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7. Fan the tissue paper out

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7. Gently start lifting up one layer of tissue paper at a time, it's ok if it tears, no one will notice.

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8. Keep going till all the layers have been pulled up

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And there you have it, a tissue paper flower.

Stick a heap of them in a foam ball and you have either this

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or this

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(3) Comments
Great !!!

love these cant wait to try these out thatnk you so much your help

x

meli

Great job on the pomanders and thanks for sharing the instructions!