I made this for a friends baby shower and wanted to share how I did it. Here it is finished.
I am going to try to explain this, but you can look on Martha Stewart for better photos of her tissue paper pom poms. I took a wire hanger and bent it into the shape of the letter S. It was about 16 inches tall from the top of the letter to the bottom once I got it all shaped. Other letters might take more than one hanger to get the same height. You can always clip off the excess with wire cutters. Next line the back of the hanger with long strips of felt using a hot glue gun. I then started making the flowers. I stacked 4 pieces of tissue paper and then cut them in to 3×5 inch pieces.
Then fold like a fan and staple in the middle.
Then round the edges and fan out the sides
Then starting on one side with the top piece of tissue paper, put it towards the middle and then do the same with the opposite side, alternating sides until all the tissue paper is pulled inward. It should look like a flower now.
I then put hot glue on the back of the flowers and started gluing them to the letter putting them as close to each other as I could without making them looked smashed. I also tied a piece of tulle to the top for it to hang from. You can tell here I haven’t glued the ones in the middle of the S yet, but the ones on the bottom were glued. I also placed my felt as I went, but it might be easier to do it all at once.
This was really fun and easy to make, just a little time consuming making all those flowers. I wasn’t sure how this would turn out, but I love it. Can’t wait to make one for Jocelyn! Here it is one more time.