20 April 2012
Friday Flower: Tissue Pom FailureCategory: Handmade Flowers
Confession: I cannot make tissue poms.
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.
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.
Wish me luck!