Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Tissue paper puff ball flowers

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So for Elliott's birthday, I've decided to go all out.  I don't know that it was really a decision, more like it just got almost out of hand.  She'll be turning 4 and is really excited about this party.  It's going to be an outdoor party and I made these tissue paper puff ball things that sort of look like hydrangeas or peonies.  So I'm hanging some from the trees (right now I have them hanging in the girls' room for safe keeping until the party) and I hot glued some to skewers I wrapped in green floral tape and put them in white containers filled with rice (they were too heavy for the containers, the rice keeps them from tipping.)
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I'm using all different shades of blue for the party and I've added some white and gray (silver) too.  I've gone to just about every store in town to make sure I have a lot of different shades of blue.
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The flowers I put in containers will be set on the tables.  These were very addictive to make.  I found myself making so many I had to stop myself before it became out of control.  I found a few tutorials on the internet on how to do these and still had to tweek the process before I found the perfect combination of size and shape of paper.  Here's where I got the initial tutorial but you should have no problem just googling it.

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