9.03.2009

Tissue Paper Flower Craft Fail

For the recent show I held, we had four canopies sheltering us from the blazing heat and we needed a little something to bring life to the inside of the stark whiteness of the overhang. I had seen these incredibly beautiful Tissue Paper Balls and Flowers that I knew would be perfect! So I set to making them, diligently (or so I thought) following the detailed instructions. This....is what I created....


The mother of the baby shower honoree stopped by the day before the shower and said
"Oh! Where is that beautiful butterfly going?"
Gulp.
"Um, that's not a butterfly, I was trying to make a tissue paper ball..."
I tried and I tried to make it come out gorgeous like Imperfectly Beautiful, but mine just would NOT stay poofed up!
Needless to say I was more of the idea generator or "vision caster" if you will, on this project. I enlisted the help of others to make it happen. We were going to hang them individually, but it just wasn't working, so here is our compromise:


Ahhhh, much better. Just the touch needed.

5 comments:

  1. I'm planning on doing these for my daughter's birthday party. I've made a practice one awhile ago and it turned out okay, but I'm hoping the others will turn out even better! :) That was definitely a great touch to the canopy. Great idea!

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  2. Good save! Apparently those tissue paper bally things aren't as easy as they seem! I have heard of others with CraftFail issues! ;) I like the cluster of 3, though!

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  3. Those are a cute idea! That is a great thing to decorate with!

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  4. I have tried more than once to make those stinkin' tissue balls and can never get them. I'm pretty crafty, but not with those! LOL! Great compromise!

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  5. Thanks for your comment about my little "Muffin Tin Tuesday!" I'll be sure to come and add my muffin tin to your blog each week! :) I can't wait to start!

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