Martha Monday: Pom PomsPosted by in Crafts
First, I apologize to all Martha Mondays members because when it comes to crafts like these, I am just hopeless. I gave it my best shot, but I’m pretty much a total crafting loser.
This week’s Martha Mondays project was pom poms. I chose to make the napkin ring pom poms. I measured my tissue paper, cut it and folded it. I was fine to this point.
Then I twisted the wire and tried to fluff the tissue. Here is where things got ugly. Somehow, this seemed too long to be for a napkin ring. It looked like a giant bizarre butterfly. I am not very good at fluffing.
I tried to put another wire higher up from the fold, so there would be less paper
flapping around and that worked better. The results were still not that impressive, but that’s due to my ineptitude. I am sure this project worked just fine for others. I do think this is a cute alternative to napkin rings. A friend of mine recently gave a luncheon at her house and didn’t have napkin rings that matched. This would have been a nice project for her because she could have made them in any color she wanted to match.
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This is a scream. Love your photos and descriptions — and identify completely with your feelings of ineptness.
Glad to know I am not alone! My hands simply don’t know how to do the right thing.
I am now feeling a little more easy about putting my results up – which will be tomorrow as I although they are done, I haven’t had time to upload them. They look pretty good though.
What a fun project — thanks for sharing! (Makes me wish I was craftier!)
I wasn’t so successful with this craft. See my results here http://sassysuppers.blogspot.com/
Guess I’m not the only one who found this to be less than wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
These types of things are sometimes hit or miss – you never know from looking at the directions. Try it again next year and who know, you might find you have a knack for what you didn’t before!
Oh no! Sorry guys, I wish you all had better luck. Putting my post up now! 🙂
Maybe it was the craft not that you are craft-challenged? This isn’t one I want to try (smile). But I love love love how you share your experience even when it doesn’t work. It’s so helpful to know that other people’s projects sometimes don’t work either, you know?!
here’s my attempt:
Sounds like everyone enjoyed it!