These were an ideal way of upping the colour intake (big, cheap, simple). I went for pastel grey and green, with bright pink.
I confess I wasn’t convinced they would look very good, perhaps a little *too* obviously DIY, but an evening’s trial run with a friend put paid to those worries. Here are some great things about them:
- They’re super simple (and satisfying) to make
- They’re cheap (you can get good-value big fat rolls of tissue paper sheets in Paperchase on Tottenham Court Road for London-dwellers)
- You don’t have to make them well or even accurately for them to look great
- It’s quite hard not to rip the tissue paper when fanning it out but IT DOESN’T MATTER OR NOTICE IN THE SLIGHTEST
- They look fantastic
Cue my mum and I creating a pom pom factory on the kitchen table a couple of days before the wedding. We used fishing line to hang them up on the beams which was much stronger than invisible thread and didn’t show like string did.
I like them so much that I’m considering putting some up at home. Great party decoration idea too.