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Monday, August 16, 2010

birthday puffs

I had a lot of fun tonight making the tissue "puffs" for M's birthday party.  I thought these would look cute hanging from the ceiling as a more chic alternative to balloons.  Of course M.'s only response was  a very pathetic "I'm not going to have balloons for my birthday?"  So we'll see.

Anyway, they were super easy to do, and relatively inexpensive (as long as you can get a good deal on tissue paper!)

Step 1:  Layer 9 sheets of tissue paper.  Cut in half (will make 2 puffs).

Step 2: Fold tissue in a 1/2" accordion fold.

Step 3:  Tie middle with floral wire

Step 4:  Using scissors, round off both ends.

Step 5:  Starting from the middle, peel off and "fluff" each layer of tissue to make a round ball.


Floral Wire-$1.99
Tissue Paper-$4.59

Total Cost: $6.58


  1. I LOVE this idea.... adn my local Dollar Tree carries the tissue paper!


  2. I love this idea. I want to do them for my daughter's 1st birthday party. How did you attach them to the ceiling?

  3. Susan--they are really, really light, so inside we tied white thread (just regular sewing thread--fishing line probably would've been better but we didn't have any) to the wire in the middle and then hung them using clear thumbtacks. It worked great and they stayed up for a week with no issue. Outside I hung them from a ledge on our lanai and just used blue painters tape to tape the wire. I then bent the wire back over the tape so they wouldn't slide down, again with no problems.

  4. super job! doing some for my daughters baby shower! they are lovely...i wanna do more! fun-fun after my first 2 failed attempts that is! :)


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