Popularized by Pinterest and craft blogs, poms have gotten a bit tired and old. I wanted to revive them with two ideas that add some oomph for that next tablescape you have planned.
1. Elevate your poms using a crystal candelabra as a base or make one yourself, like I did here. This one cost $5 ($4 for the candle holder + $1 for the bowl) from a come up at Urban Ore, one of my favorite places to shop for vintage furniture and “someone else’s trash.”
|Glue candle holder to the bottom of the bowl, allow to dry and hot glue around the perimeter of it once more to seal. *Leave gorgeous metals as is and save the spray paints for more organic shapes.|
2. Everyone knows how to make those easy breezy fan-fold poms. Here is a different method that takes them up a notch. Though it takes about an hour to make a small one, it turns out just beautifully. I learned this application from a craft class I took when I was 8 years old – I love that it’s still popular with children on Pinterest. With a foam ball, my application turns 3D.
|Cut tissue into 1.5”x1.5” to 2”x2” squares, wrap a square around the blunt end of a pen (pencil with an eraser is best) and glue one by one onto foam ball.|