So this weekend I am giving a baby shower for the most amazing couple.
Let me tell you their story; A week before Christmas, there was a fire in their home. They lost almost everything. In addition, my friend has had several miscarriages over the last 8 years. This dear couple had given up on the idea of having a baby. That is until 10 weeks after the house fire.
She found out she is pregnant. And she found that out.... longer than she had ever carried a baby. God's blessing rose out of the ashes of their home. This couple is very faithful but my friend has the most glorious sense of humor. Her baby room theme is FIRE ENGINES!!! Amazing. She should be bringing her baby home around the time the contractor is putting on the finishing touches on her new home.
With a theme of Fire Engines, the colors are yellow and red.
So I needed pom-poms. If you remember my daughter's birthday party, I love pom poms for outside entertaining. They add drama, and flair without being expensive.
Take 8 sheets of colored tissue paper, line them up carefully and fold in an accordion fashion. Once folded, wrap a rubber band in the middle of the accordion fold. I had used wire before but the rubber band was much easier.
I wanted the pom-poms to look more like chrysanthemums. So we carefully cut the folded tissue paper a pointed fashion.
I saved all the triangles for the cookie packaging.
Once all the points are cut
It is time to separate the layers of tissue paper, very carefully.
Here is the pom-pom with four layers separated.
One side done, add a string to hang the pom-poms.
One flower done, eight more to go. For a total of five red flowers, two yellow flowers and two blue flowers.
Tomorrow, I will show you the cute invitations I sent out.