Crepe Paper Rose Pom Tutorial

A customer this week sent me pictures of her Dimpleprints party and she had created these darling crepe paper poms. Thanks to the House of Smiths blog, I found a tutorial and thought I'd post it here for you all to see! Such a great idea and alternative to the typical tissue hanging poms!

Supplies Needed:
Styrofoam Ball Forms
Crepe Paper Streamers {Color of your choosing}
Glue Gun & Lots of Glue Sticks
Roll of Tape
Measuring Stick

1. Cut the crepe paper strips at 24 inches in length.

2. Crumple the strips to make them softer and more fabric looking, then straighten them out.

3. Begin to roll, starting small… and then get a little looser, like a real rose.
Periodically, about 4 or 5 turns in, put a dot of glue on the end, by your thumb, to keep it from unraveling.

4. Wind the paper around the middle base roll, and twist at the same time so that it looks MORE like a rose and LESS like a cinnamon roll. Be patient with the first few flowers. It takes a couple to get it down. But once you do… you’ll fly through them!

5. Gather the end piece of crepe paper and then add a dab of glue to the outside of the rose itself, and stick it on the edge.

6. Set it down and let the glue dry!

7. After you have a few roses done, begin gluing them to the styrofoam ball. If some roses have longer stems than others just cut off the stem so that they can sit nicely flat on the ball form.

8. Add a little puddle of hot glue on the ball, lightly press the rose on and you’re good to go! Use a roll of tape to help keep the ball from rolling around on the table. Make sure not to put the roses TOO close together or they’ll look crowded.

9. Once they are all done, use ribbon and some sewing push pins to adhere the ribbon to the ball and hang them anywhere you want!

Thanks, Samantha for your pictures and thank you Shelley from House of Smiths for your tutorial!

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous3/02/2012

    Hi. I love this idea. I'd like to try doing this on a lampshade in my daughter's room. I am having trouble understanding step #4. Could you give me a hand? Thanks!