Sunday, January 31, 2010

Tissue Paper Pom DIY

Revisiting a previous post: tissue paper pomander & wreath, w/ some new colors, images, & how to's:


DIY from marthastewartweddings

Joyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner or casual reception. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels in various sizes line tables. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.

How to Make the Pom-Poms
You'll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. 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.

see the entire POM POM VINES how-to at oncewed

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a fab choice for an upbeat 1st dance!

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

in the details

some of my faves this week:

via this post at grey likes weddings

via this wedding at 100 layer cake

via oh so beautiful paper

paper chandelier inspiration

I'm inspired by this paper chandelier from Pottery Barn. This concept could be applied to create some inexpensive, amazing wedding decor. The fixture wouldn't even need to be lit, to create some pretty, elegant decor. DIY coming soon!

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evening skyline shot

The essential shot of the evening of the reception - if you are getting married, your photographer NEEDS to take one of these!!!

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Monday, January 18, 2010

cake box party favors

via the Paper Source blog
Make this zero calorie dessert as a delicious party favor for your next dinner party, ladies lunch or tea. With scallop icing trim and chocolate curls, they are lovely to decorate a place setting or stack them on a cake platter for a centerpiece. Also wonderful as bridal shower favors or decorations.

Use the PDF template to cut out each cake shape for easy assembly, and choose any colored paper to create your own combination of “flavors”…red velvet…strawberry…dark chocolate! Sweet!

Materials Needed:
How to PDF
8 1/2 x 11 Cover Paper (Superfine Soft White)
8 1/2 x 11 Text Paper (Shimmer Chocolate and Stardream Opal)
Xacto Knife or Scissors
Cutting Mat (optional)
Bone Folder (optional)
Glue Stick
Scallop Scissors

Getting Started:
Begin by printing the How to PDF and cutting out each cake part template. Cut along the solid lines only. Once finished, you should have 7 cake part templates (you will use the Step 2a template twice to create a total of 8 cake pieces). Next follow the instructions below along with the How to PDF for using each template with the paper listed or other paper you have selected.

1. Use each cake part template to cut out shapes from the colored papers creating all 8 cake parts.
2. With a bone folder, score and fold along the dotted lines as shown in each template.
3. Assemble the parts in numbered order – the templates will show you where to apply adhesive. Use the finished sample image as reference.

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Friday, January 15, 2010

snow globe decor

You will need:
*A jar of your choice (with a lid)
*Figurines or jewellery
*Anti-rust sealant for metal pieces
*Clear-drying epoxy
*Distilled water
*Dash of glycerin
*Large silver or white glitter (smaller versions will float at the top)

1. Use clear-drying epoxy to adhere your piece to the inside of the lid. Let dry per instructions.
2. After the epoxy dries completely, fill your jar with distilled or boiled water (at room temperature, of course).
3. Add just a dash of glycerin so the "snow" falls slowly.
4. Add as much glitter as you like. If you don't like the look of glitter, you can usually find faux snow at craft stores.
5. Screw your lid on tightly and enjoy your snow globe!

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

snowflake decor

I imagine these as a great addition to a reception entryway, part of the cake table decor, or hung from the ceiling w/ some fishing line!
  1. Step 1

    Step 1

    This is the material you will need for this how to :)The momiji doll is not mandatory but she really did enjoy watching us!

  2. Step 2

    Step 2

    Fold the sheet of paper into a triangle

  3. Step 3

    Step 3

    Cut the exceeding piece of paper to make a perfect triangle

  4. Step 4

    Step 4

    Fold the triangle again to make a smaller triangle

  5. Step 5

    Step 5

    With a pencil, mark four equal points to guide you with your cut.

  6. Step 6

    Step 6

    Make a cut following the length of the triangle and stop a little bit before the edge.

  7. Step 7

    Step 7

    Make the second cut in the same direction, stopping just a few millimeters before the first cut.

  8. Step 8

    Step 8

    Make all your cuts.

  9. Step 9

    Step 9

    Put the triangle on the table.

  10. Step 10

    Step 10

    Unfold it. You now have a square.

  11. Step 11

    Step 11

    Fold the two center cuts and glue them together. Use your finger as shown in the picture, holding the pieces together for a few seconds and allowing them to dry a bit.

  12. Step 12

    Step 12

    Turn over the square. Fold the two second cuts and glue them together. Use your finger as shown in the picture, holding the pieces together for a few seconds and allowing them to dry a bit.

  13. Step 13

    Step 13

    Turn over the square. Fold the third cuts and glue them together. Turn over the square. Fold the fourth cuts and glue them together. Turn over the square. Fold the fifth cuts of the cut paper and glue them together.

  14. Step 14

    Step 14

    VoilĂ ! You have the first point of your snowflake.

  15. Step 15

    Step 15

    Repeat those 13 steps 5 more times, making in total the 6 points required to complete your snowflake.

  16. Step 16

    Step 16

    Glue together the side part of each point to build your snowflake

  17. Step 17

    Step 17

    Hold the paper together with you finger for a few seconds to allow the glue to dry a bit.

  18. Step 18

    Step 18

    Glue the last side to side point.

  19. Step 19

    Step 19

    You can use a paperclip to hold the final part. Allow the glue to dry at least one hour.

  20. Step 20

    Step 20

    Glue the sides of three of the points and then glue the three ends together. Repeat this for the other three points. Then glue these two halves together.

  21. Step 21

    Step 21

    Your snowflake is done.

  22. Step 22

    Step 22

    Use a nice ribbon to hang the snowflake.

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