Friday, June 27, 2014

DIY Tutorial: Newspaper Poms

Happy Friday beauties! I'm so excited to share with you some news. +Amy Anderson from +DIY Candy has asked me to contribute craft tutorials for her site DIY Candy!! It's been an amazing experience so far and I'll be sharing with you all some of the fun things that's been happening. Today I'm bringing you a beyond easy newspaper craft: poms! You must have a bundle of unused newspapers somewhere. Here's how you can turn a few sheets into a cute pom masterpiece.

Here's what you'll need:
  • 4 - 6 sheets of newspaper
  • string or twine
  • scissors 
Lay the newspaper sheets flat on a tabletop.

Fold over the newspaper about an inch, starting from the bottom. Continue folding front to back like you were creating a paper fan. 

Cut the folded newspaper in half using your nifty scissors.

Cut a piece of string and tie it around the center of the folded piece of newspaper. Secure with a knot.

Gently peel away the outer newspaper layers while holding it in one hand. To create a sort-of floral effect, separate each newspaper layer from the other.

Hold the center of the folded newspaper and repeat the process on the other side. Continue to separate the layers until you see the shape of the pom you like. Pull and crunch the newspaper to the form you want. This may take some time as you perfect your newspaper pom.

Now hang 'em up and behold the awesomeness! I have a few hanging in my studio and they are adorable. This would also make a really cool summer craft with the kiddos if your stuck indoors one day. I want to try and make mini ones but we'll see if they don't look like someone waded up abc gum (already been chewed, remember that?) and threw it away.

Okay, truth time: do you still love poms or is this trend fading? I still think their hot but what do you think? Let's chat in the comments!

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