With Zett's wedding fast approaching - and the flight to Panama even sooner, I am buckling down in the final days to finish all of the craft projects I have signed on for.
Sunday was an absolutely gorgeous day, but I had to spend most of it inside sewing and playing with tissue paper (two separate projects).
So as I have mentioned before, this wedding is on a pretty tight budget, and we're doing a lot of decorations ourselves. Not that we need that many - getting married with the rainforest as your backdrop is gorgeous enough! But we do need a way to inject the wedding colors into the ceremony and reception.
Enter tissue paper pompoms. They're large, inexpensive to make, simple, and utterly gorgeous - I'm obsessed with them right now. Their shape also resembles the rubber stamps we used for the wedding invitations:
and one of the pieces of fabric we're using for the super-secret-project that will be unveiled at the ceremony:
So I spent the better part of Sunday finishing up all the pompoms we will need for the event. 16 + extras for the ceremony. 80 or so mini ones for the reception, and several more for good measure :) I'll know if and where I can add more when I get there and start to decorate!
For the ceremony, we intend to use them on the chairs lining the aisle - something like this:
Martha Stewart's tutorial is the one I followed when I made my very first pompoms - for Joel's Baby Shower and they turned out gorgeous:
Click HERE for the how-to from Martha.
Photo: Martha Stewart Weddings