Also known as tissue pomanders or fiesta flowers, it’s probably the easiest and most popular, readily available craft idea on the internet, involving nothing more than tissue paper and a simple accordion fold…and yet, I cannot make them.
At least, I cannot make them nice.
They come out squashed and torn and look like someone sat on them, or something one might use to scrub feet.
I have a similar relationship with rice. I can’t make a decent bowl of Uncle Ben’s rice to save my life. And believe me — I have tried.
Rice hates me.
And so do tissue poms.
But this year, with a major Cinco de Mayo kick in full swing, I am determined to make some colorful tissue flowers. I was going to share them today, but alas, they came out squished, torn and crappy.
Double sad face.
My friend Ana is a kindergarten teacher, who says she can get 5-year-olds to make them as long as she uses waxed tissue, which is sturdier than regular tissue. I’m going to pick some up later today and attempt again this weekend. I’ll let you know how it goes. Fingers crossed.
Lola decided to inspect my work. Then she swat it down and tore it up while I was in the bathroom this morning. Seriously? Even my cat disapproves of my tissue pom making skills.
Wish me luck!