Pom-Poms and Luminarias

Dahlia-like pom-poms appear to float in the air, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner, bridal shower, or casual reception. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels covered in sunset-hued tissue cast a soft glow.

Source: Martha Stewart Weddings, Volume 36 2006


Find even more DIY ideas to decorate your fete here.


  • Tissue paper

  • 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire

  • Scissors


  1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

  2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

  3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

  4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.


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