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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
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
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.
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DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
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.