Let's get pomdiggity..
So tissue paper pom poms are my go-to decoration fav. I have used them for everything like baby showers to wedding dinners to decoration in my little girl's room. They are so super easy, and are really inexpensive, too. They are so fun and make a big impact because they hang down from the ceiling or wherever else you want. And with so many different colors of tissue paper, you're pretty much set for any occasion. All you need to make them is tissue paper, bendy wire (I use silver floral wire that I pick up from Wal Mart for .99), scissors and if you want to hang it.. fishing line or ribbon or whatev.
If you're going to hang your pom pom (you can also just set them somewhere) this is where I would tie your fishing line on. Once you fluff it out, it's harder to tie it in there. I just tie it right onto the wire.
Then being careful not to tear the tissue, pull the sides apart from themselves. I usually do just one side at a time.
You can do different sizes, too. I took these pink sheets and cut them in half. When I hang them, I like to have variation in size. Also, when you do smaller pom diggities, you don't have to use as many sheets. These ones I used only eight and they filled out just perfect.
So I hang from my light fixtures or from the ceiling or whatever. You can also go on Martha Stewart for different ways to use the poms. I made a gazillion for a dinner, and used them for little decor on the wrapped silverware, as well as wrapped cookies for party favors. It was a lot of work, but inexpensive and so cute!
I love decor that hangs from the ceiling.. this is something I've recently learned about myself. I hung these with some simple yarn from my curtain rod. I tied some pink and white tulle to spruce them up a little bit. Ribbon would be so cute, too.
I feel like it just adds the right amount of Valentine-ness to my dining room.
So next, I thought it would be fun to surprise my kids with a little gift counting down to Valentine's Day. This technically would start 14 days before, but I got off to a late start. I wanted to go an inexpensive route.. so I found myself with my friend at Walmart at midnight shopping for random dollar items.. but I feel like we did well.
Everything but the Princess Tianna drawing kit was like a buck or less. At first I had ideas of the things I wanted to put in the buckets so that I could match some little cards I'd already written out but I found a few things that I thought the kids would like that wasn't in my plan. So I have over 14 days worth of little cards that I've put together that I've made vague enough that if you want to copy and print them you can. They could work for 10 days of Valentines, or 3 days of Valentines.. whatever you want to do. You can also spend as little or as much as you want.. I only spent about 20 dollars for two kids.
So here are these cards. There are 15, so pick and choose which ones work for you for the gifts you want to give. Some of them are really general, and some of them are more specific. Here's what you could give with my little cards..
something heart shaped
a hat, a reading book (or coloring book)
and your final special gift.
I also am doing surprise for the husband, but they're more all candy with funny sayings that I haven't come up with yet. I try not to do candy for the kiddos, because they don't know how to limit themselves and they're wired and then super ornery. I wish I knew how to make a link so you could just download these. If anyone has any advice on how to do this through blogger, please let me know. Also, if you would like an email of just the rhymes without the pages, leave me a comment and I will do that.
Tomorrow I will be posting how to make festive VdAy pOm pOms.
Here are two of my kiddos that didn't make the cut for our Valentine's Day cards.. but I thought they were too cute not to share.. I hate to post the ones that are on the card.. then it's like you're already seen it.. and what fun is a card you've already seen? None.