Saturday, March 5, 2011

[Inspired By] Rustic DIY Weddings

Again, a few weeks ago when I was trolling Etsy for some crafty ideas for my St.Patrick's Beer Tasting Party, I saw a seller featured on the homepage who specializes in the cutest tissue paper pom garlands. 


I had actually made a few tissue paper poms for my wedding (that I never ended up using) after being inspired time and time again by wedding blog favs Snippet and Ink and Style Me Pretty vintage and rustic weddings.  There is just something I find so charming about little handmade details, like my scrap paper pennant, that you just don't get with store bought decorations.

When I came across the tiny pom garlands, I thought why not make some bigger poms to hang from our basement ceiling? And since it's a drop ceiling, it'll be easy to hang them without having to leave pin holes or chiped paint behind.  I googled for the tutorial I used back in 2009 - Martha's of course (here)!


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After seeing the monocromatic scheme in her photo, I think I'm now deciding between different shades of green (if I can find them), maybe big green poms and medium white ones, or go all Northern Ireland Protestant and add orange into the mix (to add some burst of color since our basement is already "Eagles" green and grey)... decisions, decisions...


In the mean time, here's some pretty eye candy of the easy peasy to make paper poms, enjoy!

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stayed tuned, I'll post mine once they are completed in their hanging hydrangea-like glory :)

7 comments:

  1. I love the pom poms too, and attempted to make some at one point before my wedding...along the way I discarded the plan. All of those pictures are so cute, and some of them are really elegant (epsecially that last picture). I can't wait to see how yours turn out!

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  2. This is such a fun idea, whether for a wedding...or say a St. Patrick's Day Party! Love it girl!

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  3. So many pretty pictures! I love the poms. It's one thing I decided not to attempt for my wedding. I couldn't hang anything in the venue and I'm glad. I think they would driven me nuts on a large scale. One day I hope to do it for a little party.

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  4. Thank you so much! I was wanting to hang these for my daughters first birthday, and I thought "I've got to be able to make them myself." Now I know exactly how!
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  5. Love the brown and pink nursery.... do you by chance know where the crib bedding is from?

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    1. I'm sorry I don't! This post was "pre-pinterest" so the photos are from a google image search, so I no longer know the image source :(

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