Monday, March 1, 2010

Helpies!

I am in the process of attempting pommanders for the bridal shower I'm throwing in a few weeks. I am THE single more horrid pom-maker in the world. Have any of you made these beasts? Tips? What am I doing wrong? They look super gappy. Do I need more tissue? Should I give up? Have a pom-bonfire?

10 comments:

PinkSass said...

Martha Stewart sells some that you just pull apart and voila your got beautiful poms.

Although read the directions because the first one we pulled aparted we did all wrong and it looked so silly.

thepreppyprincess said...

Ummm... we hate to correct you on this Miss S&C, but you are *not* the worst Pom-maker on the planet. That would be yours truly. The. Worst. Lilly Pulitzer does make pom-poms (we carry them), and I have seen the Martha ones as well, those are two options.

Sending you good Pom karma, along with the usual grins & giggles,
tp

The Pink Chick said...

I've never made them, but I wish you the best of luck! Let us know how it goes!

Pink Maple said...

The Martha Stewart Encyclopedia of Crafts has directions for pom poms, may not be the same exact style you're making - -but maybe you could pop into the bookstore and see if you're missing a step or something in making them?

The Montes' said...

whenever i've made them, i use a TON of tissue. probably 2x what they say. that was the key for me, to get rid of the droopy & gappy-ness. good luck!!!!

Brunch at Saks said...

Oh I have never made these- so I am of no help :( But I think yours look gorgeous! Good luck finishing them love xoxo

Gabby said...

I wish I could be helpful...but nope! I'm sure it will all look beautiful though, if that's any consolation :)

Kristin said...

I can't wait to see tips, because I would love to make these for myself!

Cassandra said...

Patience. Acceptance of less than perfection. I think the home-madeness of the poms is what gives them such great character. I could totally see a pack of them flopping all around an outdoor wedding. I actually have five mini versions floating just out of reach of the kitties.

A Wedding Story said...

I would fluff them some more and pull the ones in the center closer together. We made these for my bridal shower last year and at first they looked dumb but with a little magic, they're great!