Pom-Awesome*

*I didn’t want to get sued for any kind of trademark infringement.

The one thing I wasn’t expecting when I began wedding blogging was meeting all of the amazing fellow wedding bloggers throughout the country. The writing world is generally a dog-eat-dog kinda world so the fact that I have met such wonderful, helpful and inspiring women is beyond amazing.

One such woman is Jacin from Lovely Little Details, whom I’ve mentioned a few times before. She’s kickass to say the least. Her wedding had a lot of the same inspiration as I had and confessed that I wished I could send her my venue photos and get her ideas for what I could do with it. Her response was, “Go for it!”

So I did.

I emailed her a picture of my reception venue and a LONG description of our theme, colors and feel of our wedding.

A few weeks ago, she sent me this image and I absolutely loved it:

How awesome, right!

I was also quite impressed with her Photoshop skills.

I was beyond thankful.

Pomming

No matter how many times I’ve seen these tissue poms used, I never gave them much thought for my own wedding. I guess I’m just not creative enough to have the vision in my head like designers do. But, once I saw Jacin’s image, I had to make it work.

I found this tutorial on Intimate Weddings and cleaned out Hallmark’s supply ofย  blue and yellow tissue paper. Why did I go to Hallmark you ask? Because they had the most extensive selection of colored tissue paper. I went to Michael’s, Walmart and Party City and was SOL. The blue was too dark, the yellow was too bright, or the right color came in a multipack with colors I’d never use. The only place I didn’t check was Target (I was exhausted, hungry and had no desire to drive to the opposite end of the shopping center.).

But, the problem with Hallmark is that you get five sheets per package and you need eight sheets for each pom. So, you end up doing a lot of math to figure out how many packages you need.

Example: If I need 10 blue poms. That’s 80 sheets of tissue. 80 sheets divided by 5 sheets per package = 16 packages of blue tissue just to make 10 poms. At $1.29 a package you’re looking at $20.64. That’s still cheaper than what I’ve found on Etsy, but it can end up getting a little pricey.

Anyway, after cleaning out Hallmark’s supply of these particular colors, a friend of mine suggested making one before I head to other Hallmarks and clean out their supply and thereby spending more money. Good call Rachel.

And I did just that.

Whaddya think?

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12 thoughts on “Pom-Awesome*

    • Thank you! I have to give credit where credit is due. And I’m thankful for the image. You could send me a million inspiration boards and all I’d do is stare at them blankly. Do something like that and all of a sudden I’m bursting with ideas. I bought more tissue paper yesterday lol.

  1. That turned out great! I am also AW-FUL at following diy instructions – I mean, awful. But poms I can do! I made a bunch of them to decorate Christmas presents with this year and I was impressed with myself. ๐Ÿ™‚ Go you! And Jacin is fabulous.

    • Thanks! Oh yeah me too. I’m just way too impatient to follow directions. It’s not so bad with crafty stuff, but a recipe? Oh forget it. You’re lucky if I measure anything.

  2. Very very nice! Have you thought about contacting the manufacturer and ordering blue & yellow in bulk? ( I’m sure you thought about it..)

    • They did say they could special order it, but I don’t think I need too many more packages. I still have plenty of time too. If it comes down to the wire I’ll put a rush on it.

  3. Awesome! They’ll look great!! I made these for my sister’s bridal shower and it made it look so fun! Btw- I LOVE Jacin too. She is pretty awesome. And honestly I didn’t even realize that pic was photoshopped until you mentioned it. LOL. I had to look at it with my nose pretty much against my computer screen to see what had been “shopped” in! Some top notch skills!

    • Thanks!! I’m totally not crafty but these are so easy.

      Haha, I did the same thing! I was like “OMG! How’d she….Ohhhhhhh. Cool!”

    • Thank you!! And with the help of my friends who design and built theater sets, we’ll have no problems making it awesome.

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