I hope everyone had a great weekend! It was freezing here, and we even got a quick dusting of snow.
Whenever there is snow on the ground (even a teeny bit), my prissy little pups refuse to leave the deck to take care of business, so that’s exactly where they go. My deck is covered in yellow snow. Usually I have to wait around forever to get them to come in, but as soon as they see the white flakes coming down, it is a race to see who can get out, get done, and come back the quickest. (Is that too much information?)
So last week, I made my Valentine’s Day Topiaries for my mantel. The ol’ mantel was still looking a bit bare though so I decided to make a garland. I made tissue paper pom poms and strung them on some ribbon. This is a pretty easy project that I think I had finished in about an hour.
Here is what you need:
- Ribbon whatever color you want but I would choose a thinner one if possible.
- Two or three colors of tissue paper
That’s it: three things — my kind of project.
First, measure out your ribbon. However many inches you need it to stretch, add about 5 or 6 inches to that so it will wrap around your paper and still be the right length.
Layer two pieces of tissue on top of one another.
Fold them in half.
Fold them accordion style (that’s alternating sides per fold — like making a fan).
Leave 5 or 6 inches inches on one side of your ribbon and then tie your ribbon in a knot in the middle of your tissue.
Next take scissors and round off the edges on both sides of your tissue.
Then fan-out one side of your tissue.
Pull your tissue apart one layer at a time, trying to cover your knot in the middle.
Then just do the same on the other side.
Leave 5 or 6 inches on your ribbon (or whatever gap length you desire) and repeat with whatever other color you like.
At the end it should look like this:
Quick, easy project for a little flair, using whatever color you like, for whatever season you want!
BTW, I know Christmas has past us by, but the wreath in the photo is called a “live wreath” woven from a live boxwood bush (I bought it … I didn’t weave it myself). I got it from a website called Decor Steals which I am in love with. Spritz it once a month, and the sucker keeps growing. How cool is that?
Have a great Monday!