Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Guest Post: Blog Swap with Kristine from J&M's Eye Candy Blog

Hi Wayward Girls' readers! 

Kristine here from J&M's Eye Candy Blog and Shoppe!

My SIL Britney and I created our blog as a place where we can collectively archive our projects and share it with others like you. We hope that you are taking the time and enjoying crafting, whether it's during nap time, after work, and/or late at night like we do.

We blog about crafts, our families, recipes, fashion and we love us a linky party or two! Check us out on Tuesdays for "Help a Momma Out!," where you can link up and read fun mom stories, advice, crafts anything relating to helping a momma out! And our fun "Strut Your Stuff Sundays" party where you have a chance to show off your latest creations and of course browse amazing talent from other bloggers!

I'm so excited to be blog swapping with the talented Brooke today!
Be sure to check Brooke out over on our blog, and show her some comment love!


I have a little girl M who is turning the BIG 1 at the end of this month! To celebrate we are throwing a Pink Elephant/Circus theme celebration! I will be posting about all the decor and DIY projects I've done for the party, after the party, on our blog. One of my faves is how to make tissue ball poms. Since I didn't want to post the exact ones I've made for the party just yet, I'm posting the tutorial and pics taken from our family's blog from February of this year. It was my first time attempting these beauties on my own. Read on!

Notes:
I promise these are super easy!! By cutting the tissue paper in half I made two "small" poms out of the fuchsia pink tissue paper. As you can see the other poms are "large." No cutting necessary. The black and white pom I switched up a bit. Instead of rounding the edges, I made a point. So instead of scalloped circles, I made triangles.
You can see a HUGE difference once the pom is all done. Don't be afraid to try different cuts. Remember those crazy scissors that use to be so widely popular?! Of course I couldn't find mine, but that would be awesome and make that step so easy!

P.S. Never again will I photograph a tutorial with M's Princess play mat as the background. Ha! Sorry ya'll! I didn't even notice while I was creating and snapping pictures along the way. A momma can't be picky tho! I made these with M playing beside me. Perfect! No complaining here! Did I mention how big she's getting?! A year this weekend peeps! So crazy! She is so good-natured. We are blessed.



Below is a picture of some tissue ball poms I made, that we hung in M's nursery. I had the hubs put up some hooks and then hang the poms on them using fishing wire. Can't wait to post about the ones I made for M's party!! SO many different ways to use these fun tissue pom balls!

As usual - Happy Creating!! If you use this tutorial please let me know, I would love to feature you on our blog and/or FB page. Email me at jandmseyecandy@hotmail.com. I would love to see what you come up with! Thanks so much Brooke for swapping with me today!! We appreciate it! We hope you Wayward Girls' readers will hop on over and party with us too!!

7 comments :

Just Jaime said...

Love it! We made some of these for my sister's baby shower. How did you keep them fluffy?

Heidi said...

This turned out so pretty! Tempted to do it for our nursery but too much color going on already :S

Kristine @ JandMs Eye Candy said...

Thanks Jaime! They really just spring out like that, and stay that way! Did you hang yours outside? I've heard that can make them "sag" ??

Thank you Heidi! An all white one would be FABULOUS ;)

Thanks for your comments ladies!! I appreciate them :)

XO
Kristine

Beth said...

Love the tissue pom-poms! Thinking of making some for my sister's baby shower and then she can put them in her nursery:)!
Beth

Jordan McCollum said...

@Jaime—One word: humidity.

Tracy said...

These are so fun and pretty.
I have made these for my aunts wedding when I was a teen (out of kleenex, teehee)
But these ones are huge and so much more pretty.

I want an occasion to make these.

sertyan said...

Great tutorial! You have a beautiful nursery!

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