By Betsy of craftivism
Please note that these tissue paper pom-poms from Martha Stewart have 4 steps. Simple, easy peasy, right? My friend was getting married and we were going all DIY on the decorations. She was having the bridesmaids over to plan the creations, and I was hellbent on bringing these puppies in triumphant “Look, it can be done!” fashion. HA!
Instead of delighting everyone with fluffy puffy pom-poms of joy, I was left with tissue paper that looked like toddlers got to it. The best part about these deflated, sad looking pom-poms? My cat, Bobbin, loved all those little teeny tiny bits of paper in the top right-hand corner. Sadly, she was not given the chance to play with the big failed ones because I banished them for reuse before I ripped them into shreds of frustration.
Lesson learned (again!): Don’t craft in a hurry. Practice and make a sample first. Bonus tip: Remember you are not a Martha Stewart stylist, and breathe.
Oh, and fact they are in order from left to right: sad, sadder and saddest pom-poms? Totally unplanned visual awesomeness.