Okay, so I’m slowly but surely catching up on posts about Baby P’s “Where the Wild Things Are” first birthday bash (check out my last two posts on my DIY hand painted sign and DIY Pinata) so I’m going to follow those up with a DIY post creating a piece of party décor that seem to be all the rage on Pinterest – tissue poms! Let me start by saying that I love tissue poms, they are SO easy to create (despite the fact that they are sold on Etsy and at local craft stores for much more than they are worth) and are the perfect addition to any party theme, adding a sort of whimsical feel for just a few dollars. Needless to say anytime I host a party of any kind I can always be found floofing (is that a word? lol) and hanging tissue poms right before the event, haha.
When it came time for P’s party I was trolling Etsy for “Where the Wild Things Are” design ideas that I could possibly DIY and came across the most adorable set of character tissue poms that were listed for (hold on to your hats) $54.00!!! That’s right folks, five-four dollars, almost double what it costs me to fill the tank of my SUV (off topic but are you not loving gas prices right now? lol), for an item made up of mostly tissue paper – unreal. I didn’t do any further investigation to see if the item was actually a hot seller (I am to this day blown away by the price, haha) but I’m glad that I was able to use it as inspiration, after all it was as simple as creating a few basic tissue poms and gluing on some construction paper faces!
I don’t have step-by-step photos for this one because as long as you can figure out how to make the poms themselves using either YouTube or Pinterest tutorials then the rest will be pretty self explanatory, all I did was cut the various shapes for the “wild thing” faces out of construction paper and used magic markers to color in where needed. Once I assembled the faces I used Elmers glue to attach them to the front of each of the poms, allowed them to dry and that was that! This was a super easy and fun way to jazz up the party décor and I definitely see myself returning to this idea for future parties, as you can basically create a character from any pom.
everyone loved these character poms!
.. a few of the various other poms I used as décor over the food table.
Oh my goodness! It sure has been a while, I think this is the longest I’ve gone with posting since I started the blog. I’ve mostly been MIA due to the planning of sweet baby P’s “Where the Wild Things Are” first birthday party (which I can’t wait to share!), so although my posts have been lacking for the last few weeks my crafting has not so be on the look out for lots of new posts in the next few days and weeks 🙂
While I’m up to my ears in Halloween decor projects I want to take a quick second to get a post up about my sweet baby P and the fact that he TURNED ONE LAST WEEK!!! I still can’t believe it, I know everyone tells you how the early years will fly but there is nothing that could have prepared me for how fast this year actually went. As for my sweet one year old he is saying several words, walking, eating everything in sight (with the exception of milk, we’re still working on that one lol) and has the funniest little personality. He is learning something new each and every day and it is just amazing to have been able to watch our little boy grow and change right before our eyes over the past year. Looking back on my very first chalkboards while documenting my pregnancy it’s so fascinating to see how our little baby has grown into the little energetic and funny frog that we have the pleasure of spending the rest of our lives with. I will continue to document baby P’s growth using my go-to method of chalk boards but will probably reduce my updates to every three months or so. I hope checking out my other posts on documenting baby P’s growth (month one – six, seven, eight, nine, ten and eleven) will inspire you to document your baby as such, I am so excited to one day be able to share these pictures with him and glad that I will get to look back and remember all the small details of his development 🙂
Just so everyone know, I do know the correct spelling of “avocado” lol it was late and my brain was a mush of birthday party planning and chalkboard art 😛