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Tissue poms are slowly replacing traditional wedding decor, and this is a trend that's catching on really fast. Basically because they are affordable, last longer than real flowers and are available in a variety of colors these little fluffy balls are a popular choice. Lately tissue paper flowers or poms have been used as a part of decoration for almost every occasion. This flexibility can be mainly attributed to the availability of pom poms in a variety of colors and sizes.

DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape

You'd be surprised at how many things you can do, and how many tutorials out there are obsessed, with washi tape. The versatile paper tape with adorable designs makes great wall decor, paper crafts or can even spruce up your furniture.

DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers

This tiny tool is great for small projects. "This is not only your go­-to tool for opening and closing jump rings, bending wire, and securing crimp beads and ribbon ends, but pliers are also great for cutting through jewelry chain and wire," said Morin.

There are plenty of creative ways to use paper pom poms to decorate your home or your party venue. The first and foremost thing to do before you get started is to decide on a theme and colors that you want to use. If it's an outdoor setting and the surroundings are not very bright, you need to use brighter decorative elements. For brighter backdrops, you can use colors that blend in and the right amount of contrast to stress on areas of importance. For example, a colorful archway made of brightly painted tissue paper flowers would help draw attention to the arch. For formal occasions; it's best to stick to a combination of 2-3 colors. Whereas, casual parties can be bolder and a more colorful affair.

DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife

If you love stationary crafts, jewelry crafts or any delicate work -- you'll need a proper cutting tool. Not all scissors can do the job. "Remember first using scissors and cutting along the dotted lines in grade school?" Morin asked. "Hopefully, you’re attempting more challenging crafts as an adults."

DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint

Acrylic paints are also great for any DIY starter kit. However, if you're looking for a perfect, seamless finish on your furniture, art and home decor -- make some space to spray. It doesn't hurt to keep some cans in your favorite colors (as long as you store them properly).


Once the colors are done and decided with, size plays an important part. Pom Poms are available in various sizes. There are small 8'' tissue poms and larger ones are around 20 inches. Depending upon the space you have and the design pattern you could choose from these sizes. Larger ones would look better when you have open spaces or ceilings to decorate. Hanging 8inches tissue poms with a few 12 inch and 16 inch ones at different lengths would give an interesting dimension to the design and is a very pleasing to the eye.

For interesting centerpieces, you can arrange tissue paper flowers of beautiful colors with some lovely green shoots or long leaves to make a stunning flower arrangement. Similarly, choose smaller poms in shades of brown and bronze and team them up with pine cones and dry leaves for a beautiful and rustic dry arrangement.

Paper pom poms are also a good alternative to do up your home; dress up a drab corner by alternating paper poms with some serial lights, put up a bunch of pom poms along with a paper lantern in a similar shape. Add a sash to a bunch of tissue paper flowers to create a bouquet, or stick a tissue paper flower on plain napkin rings to make them dressy enough for a party.

Creativity is all it takes to turn something dull and boring into a bright and interesting piece of art and pom poms or tissue paper flowers could be the perfect alternative to expensive decoration for your home, party or wedding.

DIY Craft Essential #5: Painter's tape

Painter's tape is "perfect for for attempting the c​olor block trend," said Morin. Plus, you'll need something to keep your projects neat and tidy, no matter what type of paints you use.

DIY Craft Essential #6: Hot glue gun

There are some tools that are too functional not to have. "This is one DIY workhorse tool you shouldn't do without," said Morin. Hot melt glue works on a variety of materials.
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