Crafty Weekends: Paper Pom-Poms & Other Party Decorations Book Review & Link Party

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Disclosure:  Ryland Peters & Small sent me a copy of this book free of charge to review. All opinions in my review are my own and I did not receive any other compensation. As in all my reviews I am providing links for your ease, but receive no compensation.

Today I am sharing the perfect book for the DIY party decoration maker. This book has amazing ideas and instructions for making some common party decorations as well as creative new ones. I brought it into work (at the Paper Source) and my manager loved the book and wanted a copy for herself. The book is Paper Pom-Poms ad Other Party Decorations by Juliet Carr.

 I started with some basic party decorations. The rosette and the paper pom-pom. For the rosette I used a hummingbird paper from the Paper Source. I am planning on making some more for Hazel's Wild Kratts themed birthday party this year. I got a small rip in it unfortunately.

For the paper pom-pom I wanted to make it a pumpkin well actually a jack-'o-lantern for our Christian Halloween party. I decorated it to look like our Christian pumpkins and decorations at the party. We have it hanging in our dining room now.

The book also has decorations like leaf garlands, star mobiles, papel picado, and many flowers. We played with some of the flowers. We started with the water lilies. Ours do not float since I did not get waxed tissue paper, but I also knew we wouldn't be putting them in water.

 Once Hazel saw what I was making she wanted to give it a try. We ended up making four of them. 

My only complaint that the directions said to fold the tissue paper into quarters and cut on the folds. My first folds were incorrect and I realized it too late and wasted some tissue paper.  I also wish there was a section explaining the fold terms. The instruction tell you to fold concertina style and unless you made the paper poms which give the directions for this fold you do not have any reference to it. It is easy enough to figure both of these out from the pictures which is how I realized I cut the tissue paper incorrectly.

We also made the place setting daisies. I actually just tied one onto the gift bag for the birthday party Hazel is going to tomorrow.

 To make these we used yellow tissue paper and printer paper. Hazel is going to bring the other one to her grandmother who loves daisies. Some of the other flowers in the book are supersized. I am envisioning making them for her Wild Kratts party and having them in a room where the doorway is the miniaturizer. I also see the various leaf garlands and fringe twists as jungle decorations for the party. Overall we love this book and the many ideas in it. I see us doing many of these crafts over time. I hope you will check it out. 

Crafty Weekend Link Party

This past week's Crafty Weekends was a little smaller than our first so I am featuring some from both Crafty Weekends parties.  Sharing Saturday (anything kid oriented) is going on, and this month's Creative Kids Culture Blog Hop for all your posts that are about cultures, countries, etc. is open as well. Also be sure to check out and share anything pumpkin at our special Pumpkin Link Party! Thank you to everyone who shared with us at last week's party!! It was fun to see what people have been making and I hope you enjoy these features.

1) From Rocket Looks: An Exquisite Art by Rashmi Bhardwaj

2) From Fireflies and Mudpies: Gratitude Stones

3) From Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots: Paper Pieced Pumpkin Mug Rug or Pot Pad

4) From Ginx Craft: Conkers

Thank you to everyone who shared the last week!! I hope you will share again!! If you are featured here, please feel free to grab a featured button to display proudly on your blog. 

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for inviting me to this party. I enjoy other beautiful craft works. Erangi from Crochet For You


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