Inspired by Our Resident Hottie

Just when I thought I had pretty much all the DIY projects out of the way, Weddingbee offers up a bit more inspiration. This place is awesomesauce! But I guess I don’t have to tell you that.

I’ve made tissue poms a la Martha as ceiling decorations but hadn’t thought about them for my own wedding- probably because I feel like I’ve seen them everywhere! But recently, Mrs. Hot Wings’ post about using them as napkin rings completely inspired me. Napkin rings were a detail I had given up about, mostly because I had taken on way too many DIY projects and was feeling overrun. I didn’t want to come up with any other ideas…my brain was spent.

I did a quick search online and came across this great tutorial. I had initially planned to make the smallest size they suggested, but instead cut the paper into 4×7″ rectangles because it was what worked with the sheets I had without any waste. I figured that if I did a test run and they were easy enough, I’d do the rest.

tissue napkin holder pom

LOVE. It took literally a couple minutes to make one and it was even cuter in real life! I used the same peach tissue paper that I had used for the tissue paper tassel garland since there were tons left over and used jute twine instead of ribbon. I want to say it’s because it was rustic but really it was a dollar for a spool at my local hardware store.

tissue napkin holder pom

Easy to transport (150 napkin rings fit perfectly in a regular sized shoebox!) and ready to be fluffed the week before the wedding.

What was your last minute DIY detail that almost wasn’t?


Mrs. Crepe

Queens, NY/Nashville, TN
Wedding Date:
May 2011
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  1. Guest Icon Guest
    jsk, Guest @ 2:34 pm

    having just completed 18 tissue pomanders with 40 flowers each, i can just say that it was the most ridiculous diy ever. i mean, sure they came out great, but omg! making 720 individual poms almost killed me, my fiance, and a horde of friends who unknowingly volunteered to help. they do look awesome tho:

  2. mspony Bee
    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 2:42 pm

    These will be so cute! I love the rustic feel to them!
    @jsk: Wow. 720? That’s amazing. They do look really good btw.

  3. msseal Bee
    msseal 1179 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:03 pm


  4. tartlet Bee
    tartlet 3227 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:17 pm

    Those are the perfect shade of peach, and so cute! I don’t think this qualifies as DIY, but we wrapped up OOT bags last week (yippee)!

  5. mscottoncandy Bee
    mscottoncandy 436 posts, Helper bee @ 7:49 pm

    that color is so dreamy! Love them!

  6. biscuit Bee
    biscuit 627 posts, Busy bee @ 9:45 pm

    We’re doing the same thing! And I have a box very similar to that in my closet :).

  7. painauchocolat Bee
    painauchocolat 2298 posts, Buzzing bee @ 11:28 pm

    These are adorable! I had no idea they were so easy. So tempting… Will. Not. Add. Another. DIY. (I promised him.)

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