Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Mexican Flower Poms

The rest of my flower project is now finished, and I'm able to check one more thing off my to do list. My list also included calling people. I hate calling people. Well, I don't hate calling everyone but I do hate calling people I don't know well. I seriously put it off for as long as I can, but today was the day it needed to be done.

Anyone else love lime in their water? Limes are a staple at our home...especially since Jesse gave up pop (or soda, or coke or whatever you call it in your area). Love freshly squeezed limes! They make me feel happy... and so does this project!

Back in January, my friend Angie and I were wandering around the web for wedding ideas when we came across these! Oh my! we were really taken in!

Okay to start out you need 6 flowers, a white wire hanger, and ribbon. Just a little math for you- the only thing I had to purchase specifically for this project was the tissue paper for the flowers (Michael's - $8), I had the wire, the wire hangers, and ribbon lying around- with the 100 sheets of tissue paper (not using the white, or metallic colors) we were able to make 30 paper flowers, which makes 5 poms. Total for each pom was about $1.60... not bad!

Bend your wire hanger hook down to create  more of a loop.

Curl the shoulders down toward each other.

Continue working the wire until the inside loop and outside loop create sort of a wire ball.

After this, start wiring on the flowers. Start at the top and wire the first two across from each other, using each wire on different rows of hanger. Tie the next two flowers on the opposite sides and below the first two.  Finally, wire the last two flowers in place on the same sides as the first two but below the third and fourth flowers. This will help to evenly distribute the flowers.

At the top you can have a hole, since it will hang above heads no one will see this part.

But from the bottom, you should just see flowers.

Now for the ribbon... or in my case, vintage seam binding. If you ever go to an estate sale and see seam binding for cheap, buy it! You never know what projects will come your way in which you will need it... and if you don't want it for yourself, you can always give it to me! ;) Cut 3 ribbons in varying lengths of 4-6 feet.  

At the bottom of the pom, you can find where the two wires of the hangers meet--

This is where you want to loop the ribbons. Double knot them and it's ready to hang.

Beautiful! I can't wait to see them at the party with all the other decor-- things are really coming together!

Which I guess is pretty good because we're only four days out!

Have a Wonderful Wednesday!


Elisabeth said...

They turned out awesome, Bethany!

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Anonymous said...

WOW!!!! I love those flower poms! I can't wait to see them at the reception! MUCHAS GRACIAS Bethany! :) Angie