Inspired by this handmade doll I saw tucked away in Butlers Emporium (above) amazingly made by a twelve year old girl, I have made some super simple and quick pompom garlands, the mystery girl used rolled up tissue paper balls as the crown embellishments for her ‘Jack in the Green doll’ and it took me back to being in junior school and making easter bonnets and paper crowns decorated with the same simple technique.So thumbs and forefingers at the ready all you need is a few sheets of tissue paper torn into small squares about 3″ by 3″, gemstone or fabric glue-a quick dry is best, a length of thin cord or ribbon, and then get scrunching the paper into tight balls (which will slightly unfurl). I used a carnival of colours for mine but for my next garland I am going to just use some sun faded pink tissue that I have hidden somewhere, for a shabby chic look.Simply lay the strip of ribbon out, beware, my table is now covered in tiny spots of glue and stick each pompom to the ribbon. I did mine in metre sections at a time, once each length was dry I peeled it off the table and started the next. This is not a job to be undertaken unless all kittens and children under the age of helpful are tucked up for their daytime nap.
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