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.

Find even more DIY ideas to decorate your fete here.

What You'll Need


  • Tissue paper
  • 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire
  • Scissors


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

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    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.

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

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    Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

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