Party Poms

Just as soon as I decided to top my birthday cupcakes with fun and festive party poms, I promptly hopped on over to see what Martha had to say on the subject.  And as expected I found step-by-step instructions that I easily adapted to make perfectly portioned little party puffs. 
Tissue paper
Floral wire

1. Stack six sheets of tissue.  Cut a 9 by 3 inch rectangle, going through all layers.  Make 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds.
2.  Fold a piece of floral wire in half, slip over center of tissue, and twist to secure.  Trim ends of tissue.  I did mine in points, but you could also do half circles for a different look.
3.  Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.  You'll quickly learn how much tug you put on the tissue before it tears :-)  But the tears hide easily once all the layers are separated.
4.  Place a generous dab of hot glue on the bottom of the separated pom.  Press a lollipop stick (found at Michael's) carefully into the glue until dried.

So go on and add a little poof to your next pah-tay.

And now that my shin dig is over, I've just used my monogram to make note cards to thank all of my gals for the amazing birthday gifts.  It was all just TOO much!!!
Last but not least, y'all must check this out... Number Four Eleven featured my party on their blog this past weekend.  Shut. The. Front. Door.  I'm giddy with excitement!

Ooooh, I absolutely lied about the whole "last but not least" thing.  I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my fabulous dinner at Spoon last night. I had the extreme pleasure of dining with three incredibly chic, so-Southern gals including not only my new b(log)ff Callie from calliespondence, but with Lindsay and Catherine, the co-creators of Buncolator (download it here.)  Can't wait to do it again super soon.



  1. thanks for the tutorial!! the poms are super fab. you are so cute with your dinner shout out - proud to be your new b(log)ff! :)

  2. Those are so cute! I have made tissue pom poms in the past, but never thought to put them on cupcakes!

  3. Pure Joy Events is having a Party Tutorial Contest. Link up your tutorial at http://www.purejoyeventsblog.com/2011/03/party-tutorial-contest.html for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

  4. Never thought about using the pom pom on a cupcake topper! Great idea! And they look fabulous!

  5. Help!!! These are adorable! However, I just tried to make one and it looks nowhere as near as cute! I'm doing something wrong on where you gather it, pull apart and attach to the stick! I'm fairly crafty, but for some reason this is blowing my mind!

  6. Kara - eek! Is the paper tearing? I had to be super gentle. And the process was tedious. I'm not sure how to help?!?!


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