My 3 Monsters: {31 Days to a Brand New Room}Day 10: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

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{31 Days to a Brand New Room}
Day 10: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

If you're joining us for the first time today, this is day 9 of a 31 day series about how to give a room in your home a brand new look, from top to bottom, completely DIY.  

If you spend any amount of time on Pinterest, you no doubt have seen some version of tissue paper pom poms used to decorate everything from baby nurseries to dessert buffet tables.  I adore their bright, festive look and thought they would add a fun, youthful vibe to this room.  It is a fourteen year old girl's room after all.  Plus, it's a really inexpensive way to add some color to this primarily navy blue and white space.

I used napkins to make mine because I liked the color and pattern options available.  While I was at Walmart getting the bed sheets for my window treatments, I picked up several packs of napkins, too.  They have polka dot napkins in lots of different colors and coordinating solids for $1 or $2 a pack. You can't beat that!

There is a really great tutorial on Made that I followed for making the pom poms out of napkins.  The only thing I did differently was that I doubled the number of napkins in each pom pom.  She only made hers into flat-backed flowers, whereas I wanted full-round pom poms, so I figured I would need the extra layers to make them fuller.  I couldn't be more pleased with the way they came out.

I tried several different edge techniques -- some scalloped, some spiky, and some straight -- and I like the combination of all three.  When I tied my string around the center of my napkins to make the pom poms, I left the ends really long so I could use them for hanging.

To hang the pom poms, I made a knot in the end of the strings, then stuck a flat tack through the knot and straight up into the ceiling.  The tacks and strings are barely noticeable.

For about $3 {the cost of the napkins I actually used out of each pack} I got HUGE impact in the room.  The most important thing is that Sydney loves them.  Win - win!

Come Back tomorrow to see how we "made" her a new headboard for the whopping cost of $0!

1 comment:

  1. They are cute! My daughter had pink and purple ones in her bedroom for a while and you are right, it makes such an impact! *Like*
    Jule from inside 9B


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