It’s Thursday!! Are you excited? Ok, maybe not. Nobody is ever thinking “Yay, it’s Thursday!!” or “I can’t wait ’till Thursday!!!”
Well, maybe today’s blog will lighten the mood!
1. Ruffled blog is a huge wedding blog that features everything from DIY wedding projects to finding the unique & creative vendors nearest to you. My favorite part of the website is their “Real Weddings” section where you can spend all day browsing super cool, trendy weddings and get so many ideas that you don’t know what to do with yourself. Photographer fans of Ruffled submit their favorite weddings they’ve shot and the Ruffled people choose what they want featured on the site. Genius. Check it out!
2. Ok, ok. I know I’ve blogged about these pom pom things before but this time it’s different I promise! I’ve learned to make these little beauties, and I’ve come to show you how. I made one of these things out of white printer paper one day by accident, and then decided to make a few more. After experimenting with ways of doing it, I found a way that’s cheap and fun to do if you have the time. My sister and I went fabric shopping a few days ago. She’s having a house-warming party this Saturday and she wanted some pom poms to decorate the place with. I’d never made one with fabric, but it sounded a lot easier to work with than paper. I liked the idea of finishing a pom pom without having a billion paper cuts on my fingers. But if you enjoy that kind of pain, go ahead and stick with paper!
Back to the fabric store. Melody, my sister, got around six yards total and I ended up buying close to six yards to make a some poms for my dorm this fall, so needless to say I’ve spent the last two days cutting out the twelve yards of fabric into 5 and 6″ squares. My hand came close to falling off a few times, but I survived. Now I’ll let the pictures do the talking…
Hot glue gun w/ glue sticks
Styrofoam balls. What size? Well, how big of a pom pom do you want?
How much do you want to spend on fabric?
A billion yards of fabric cut into whatever size square you want.
It depends on what size pom you want, but I’d start with 2 yards of fabric cut into 5″ squares, and 2.5″ styrofoam balls.
Pinch the square in the middle to make the funky jagged look, then hot glue it to the ball. Like…
Now do that about 50 billion more times and you have yourself a neat pom pom!
If you want to hang them somewhere after you make them,
dig a hole in the styrofoam with a toothpick, shoot some hot glue down the hole,
then use the toothpick to push the end of a piece of string in there. Viola!
3. Anyone still with me?? Ok, good. I’ll keep this one short and sweet. I love orange juice!!!!
4. Tonight is the premier of one of the only shows I watch and am really in to, Project Runway. It’s one of those guilty pleasure, get-my-dose-of-drama shows that I normally loathe (like who really wants to keep up with the Kardashians anyway?! Exactly. No one!), but in this case Project Runway is the exception to my rule. I’ve always wanted to be one of those girls who makes all of her own clothes, so this show lets me live my dream vicariously. It’s not for everyone, but I love it!
Pretty sure this wins the “Longest TILT Post Ever” award. Hope you liked it! Now, go make a pom pom!!