As I browse amazing party decorations, my prerequisites always include amount of time, ease and budget-friendly.
When Cynthia shared what she did for her daughter’s birthday, I squealed with delight. This easy to make and even easier on the budget’ example of fun and fabulous party decor was something that my two daughters could help make.
I found tissue paper at Target, but then scored some more at the Dollar Store for 1/3 of the price. Seriously, this whole project could be done for just two dollars, and when everyone of us is trying to balance our budget, that’s music to my ears and wallet.
With time being a premium, I knew these would need to be easy, and since I first posted this, I’ve used them for so many gatherings like my niece’s bridal shower.
Here are the ‘more than simple steps’ to mastery. I made these the night before the party, so sorry for the dark pictures.
Take eight sheets of paper, line them up and fold them accordion style.
Once folded, wrap a rubber band in the middle, but not too tightly. Thinking this would be a fool proof craft, I put my rubber band on too tight the first time and my pom pom ended up looking a bit like a dumbbell weight.
Once finished, round the ends to make a softer flower look (not pictured :).
Save the ends and use them later for additional decor.
Begin to separate the layers, and carefully pull each sheet out one at a time.
It was easy to have the girls help with this step as we sat on the floor together…bonding.
As I completed one side and went to take the picture, I realized this would be an adorable centerpiece just like this. It makes a fairly large pompom, and the size can be altered based on the size of your tissue paper.
Take any kind of ribbon or raffia and tuck it into your rubber band as the hanger.
TA DAA!! I couldn’t believe how fabulously they turned out. My hubby came down in the morning and commented, “Wow, this looks very professional.”
Due to time constraints, I only did three large pompoms and hung them from our great room door opening.
Our ceiling is almost ten feet tall, so this gives you an idea of how large they were when finished.
I attempted to get a wide angle shot of all three, but I couldn’t fit them all in the picture frame.
They are still hanging up and I just don’t want to take them down. They just make me happy.
If I had more time, I would have alternated and made some smaller ones as well to hang in between for a really dramatic flair.
Look what I did with the left overs from the rounded edges? My daughters had fun sprinkling them all over (and I mean..ALL) over and I experimented with a tiny pom pom…such fun.
Enjoy these creative party ideas on a budget – I sure did.
Stephanie showed me the adorable accents in her daughter’s room. Check it out!
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