As I mentioned yesterday, the economy is messing with my Mother’s Day Brunch… which is a big deal around here. I change up the theme and color scheme from year to year, and this time, I am going with turquoise and apple green, with pops of tangerine.
I knew I wanted to make tissue paper pom-poms because my flower budget was tiny to begin with. One needs quite a bit of tissue paper to do this. Colored tissue paper was coming in at $2 for 10 sheets. (It takes at least 10 sheets to make a pom-pom.) Unacceptable!
I’ve always said that you can spray paint anything if it will hold still long enough… This is also true of tissue paper. I had plenty of plain white tissue paper that I stocked up on during Christmas clearance sales.
I made the pom-poms and then sprayed several light coats of paint. You don’t even have to hang them to do this. Set them down, spray. Turn them over and spray again. Just make sure to do it in short, light bursts of paint.
Not only do they accept the paint beautifully, it actually makes them a little bit stiff, so they keep their shape better. Hang them up, fluff any part that got smushed, enjoy.
I’ll be back on Monday with a full Brunch Wrap Up. Happy Mother’s Day!
Thrifty Decor Chick