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h-elaine
« on: December 31, 2008 05:50:16 PM »

http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/portal/site/ww/menuitem.d9cc37f780ffa93df8aeef105173a0a0/?vgnextoid=efb9608f8532f010VgnVCM1000003d370a0aRCRD&vgnextfmt=default

I found that post about tissue pom poms, and I really like the small napkin holder ones, plus some lady left a comment that she added wire to put them into a vase, which I think sounds really cute. 

So I wanted to try them out, but I didn't want to buy all the stuff and then have them wind up being weird looking, so I found some tissue from Christmas and some twist-ties, so this is obviously sort of sloppy looking, but... I think it's kind of cute, and it could be better with more colors (my wedding colors are pale blue and pale yellow) and floral wire, but I need a second opinion. 

This is the side view:


This is the view from the top:


What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: December 31, 2008 06:10:10 PM »

I think it will look great, and now that you have done a trial run I definitely think you should get you colors and give it a try.  You could also tint white tissue using watercolors on the tips of the petals for a more delicate look.
When I was in grade school we used to make these with Kleenex tissues just tearing the edges and carefully peeling apart all the individual layers, they were very soft and delicate.
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« Reply #2 on: December 31, 2008 06:27:41 PM »

Charming! from the side, it looks "real" Wink
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« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008 06:50:05 PM »

Looks great.... it's all a matter of how much tissue you use and how well you fluff. I used to make these things all of the time when I was younger.... try it with more...less... experiment!  Smiley 
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« Reply #4 on: December 31, 2008 07:29:23 PM »

Looks good!  Ultimately, practice will make better (I firmly disagree with the traditional "perfect" - there's always room for improvement, right?)  As for the supplies to keep practicing, check around to the bigger stores in your area that may have done gift wrapping for the holidays.  They may have extra tissue paper or wrapping paper laying around that's just going to end up in the trash that they'd be willing to give up for "craft projects".  Same goes for any printing companies that might be in your area....  Or check party supply places like The Paper Factory - seasonal stuff should be on sale really cheap!  If you do find a printer that's got lighter weight papers (ask for 16# or lighter) that they'd be willing to let go free or really cheap, try different weights.  You may find a heavier one that you like better.  (Sorry, I'm a printer, and my ink is oozing.  LOL)   Wink
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« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2009 03:31:16 PM »

That's really pretty!  I definitely think further experimentation is warranted.  It's very delicate and feminine, which would go beautifully with pastel colours.  I'd consider keeping the white in as well if you're having white elsewhere.
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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2009 01:37:56 PM »

Believe it or not, I made those same paper flowers for my wedding. I took a bunch of sticks, put a "stick ball" (it's a circular shape made out of sticks) on top, and wrapped the wire from the flowers around the ball and made a topiary out of it.

I think they would also look really cute with those "feelers" in the middle. I don't know what they're called, but they look like a tiny pearl on the end of a wire. Not super long feelers, just enough to "peek-a-boo".
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yellowbumblebee
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2009 01:22:13 PM »

I did these for my wedding and I loved the way it looked. It's totally up to you if you want to do a mixture of colors or stick with one. I think it would look great either way Smiley

I used mine as toppers for my favor boxes and they really looked nice all lined up together. But definitely give yourself a head start.



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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2009 06:43:24 AM »

The more I look at tissue flower projects the more I want to make some for my reception...the white ones are lovely, h-elaine, and your favor boxes are GORGEOUS, yellowbumblebee! They look just like my favorite peonies!
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2009 02:19:55 PM »

I got married in my in-laws back yard. We chose August and my MIL was disappointed that her rose bush wouldn't be in bloom for the wedding. She made a bunch of these and tied them to the rose bush. People thought they were real  because the bush wasn't right beside where people were sitting. One of my guests even made a funny pic of him "smelling" the rose. Everyone loved them.

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