3.18.2010

diy pew decorations: chic and cheap

I whittled last week away making these tissue paper pomanders for my dear friend Gretchen's wedding on Sunday. She'd planned a huge church wedding with the most gorgeous hydrangea bouquets to match elegant blue bridesmaid dresses, but didn't have much wiggle room in her budget for lavish live flower pew decorations. When it comes to weddings, in my opinion, naked pews just won't do. So I came up with these tissue paper pomanders based on this tutorial at Project Wedding.
They are so simple a kindergartner could make them...and so cheap, even the most frugal bride could afford them. The only investment involved is your time...Once I got the hang of it, I was averaging around 1 hour per ball. {I would suggest gathering a few friends to help you make these and you could get them knocked out in the course of an afternoon.}
I was so excited to be able to contribute these and I was so pleased with the results. They were a lovely complement to the hydrangeas and brought a brilliant punch of color to the aisle she walked down.

P.S. The entire time I was folding, fluffing, + stuffing, I could not stop dreaming of being an event planner when I grow up...Maybe someday?

10 comments:

Laura said...

Jess, those are gorgeous! I just made something similar for Amanda's bridal shower (although these hung from the ceiling and did not look nearly as good as yours).

frayedattheedge said...

What an excellent idea - the colours are beautiful.

Leslie said...

its that top image..
that totally has me salivating!

Raining Pearls said...

Beautiful work! You would make a fantastic event planner, go for it :)

Bluebelle said...

They look so pretty! I agree, naked pews wouldn't have cut it!

Laura said...

OMG...I totally remember these from the 80's! Retro cool. Looks great, lucky friend!

summer said...

wow. oh these are too pretty. way to go! thanks for sharing the tutorial, too! did they take long to create?

summer said...

oops.. never mind! i just saw the 1 hr time estimate!

Cassie said...

Jessica these remind me so much of the blue hydrangeas in my wedding flowers. What a wonderful idea!

You would make a fabulous event planner I am sure!

xx

shellieos said...

Love these! Definitely going to try to make these for my wedding.