The heart on our February 2012 cover was inspired by the wall hanging featured in “At the Hop!” on page 86. These instructions make a heart about four feet by four feet. You won’t need as many kits if you’re decorating a smaller area.
Tools and Materials
Tissue-paper pom-pom kits (2 large, 2 medium)
24 ten-inch pieces floral wire
1 tissue-paper pom-pom garland kit (for mini size)
24 removable adhesive wall hooks
Tissue-Paper Wall Art How-To
- Remove 4 sheets of tissue paper from 1 of the pom-poms, and accordion-fold them along the prescored lines. Fold a length of wire around the center, and twist to close (leave a 6-inch tail of wire for attaching to wall). Working in batches of 4 to 8 sheets, which will make some of the pom-poms fuller, repeat to make a total of 30. Then repeat to make a total of 10 mini pom-poms. (Optional: Mix tissue paper in different colors; use a red sheet on the bottom to make a darker pom-pom.)
- Fan out the layers of tissue paper: Separate 1 sheet at a time, and pull it upward. Repeat with each layer, then with each pom-pom.
- Position the pom-poms on the wall: Play around with placement, and use a pencil to lightly mark where to stick each hook. Attach hooks to wall, and use excess wire to hang pom-poms.
Vintage Girl Large Pink Pom Poms; Vintage Girl Medium Pink Pom Poms; Vintage Girl Pink Pom Garland; by Martha Stewart Crafts, from joann.com. Damage-Free hanging hooks, by Command, from homedepot.com.