Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pom Poms

I wanted to make something for the baby's room to hang above his changing table. Something for him to look at and keep him entertained during all the nappy changes. I came across this tutorial online and bookmarked it back when I was pregnant.
I knew I had a multicoloured pack of tissue paper somewhere - I just had to track it down!
While my Mum was here (a few weeks after baby was born) we found it and decided to give it a go.

The tutorial suggests using sheets of tissue paper 20 by 30 inches but I wasn't convinced I had enough tissue paper for that so instead I started with a couple of 5 by 7.5 inches. They come out quite small but are so cute!
We made a green and a blue one this size and then decided to try something a bit bigger (10 by 15 inch sheets).
I didn't have enough of the same coloured red tissue paper so we used 2 shades and alternated the colours. This one came out so well that we alternated yellow and orange to make another small pom pom.

And finally the piece de resistance  was a rainbow colours (well almost rainbow colours - I had run out of red tissue paper) pom pom!
My lovely husband taped them up on the ceiling and they have been a huge success - getting lots of smiles and chattering from my baby boy :-)

(The black and white images just above baby are the ones you get on Huggies newborn nappies. I just cut them out and stuck them on the wall).


  1. Thanks :-) Heaps of fun to make and lovely to look at too.

  2. Gorgeous! I wish Id thought of things like that when my children were babies.. maybe they wont mind if I put some up for them now... cos they are so cute!

  3. They are very cute and I'm pretty sure anyone of any age wouldn't mind having them hanging up :-)

  4. These are fantastic! Loving all the colours and your wee boy seems to love them very much too!!! Cute!

  5. Thanks Alice, perhaps Raymond would like some little ones to bat around :-)


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