DIY Neon Word Light

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After making my cloud light last week I was armed with some left over copper wire and not liking anything to go to waste, especially craft materials, I started to think about what I could make with it.

I love those neon word lights and had been looking for one for above my drinks trolley for a while, but hadn’t been able to find one that was quite right, so it seemed like the perfect project!

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DIY Tutorial: Tissue Paper Pom Pom

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If you’re armed with lots of left over tissue paper from last weeks DIY tutorial, you will like today’s post…because today we’re making tissue paper pom poms!

Step one

Beginning by cutting squares of tissue paper – the size will depend on how big or small you want your pom poms to be, I made mine approx 25 x 25cm. The key to a nice fluffy pom pom is lots of layers. I usually use at least 8 to 10 sheets of paper for each one.

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Step two

Fold the sheets of tissue paper in a concertina fold, making the folds approx 1cm each. Do this all the way to the end.

Step three

Tie a piece of string tight around the middle of the tissue paper. If you want to hang your pom poms leave one end long, if you don’t, cut both ends off.

Step four

You can change the look of your pom pom by cutting the ends into different shapes. I usually round mine off, but you could cut them into a triangle for spiky poms!

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Step five

Gently begin unfolding the various layers, pulling each one out individually. Pull some from the top and some from underneath to create a nice round shape. And then repeat on the other side until all layers have been unfolded. IMG_6217IMG_6218.jpg

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And voila! One beautiful pom pom! Now how easy was that?!

I love these little guys, can’t get enough of them. They look great hanging above a table, or placed on plates to dress your Easter table. I did this at our wedding, I made one for all 100 guests! And even after making that many, I’m still not bored of them :)

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DIY Memo Board

I love these wire grid memo boards that seem to be everywhere at the moment. They’re great for displaying all sorts of cute cards and other bits and pieces. I wanted one for my kitchen to store recipe cards and all the lovely (and I think hilarious) postcards that I can’t stop buying from Paperchase!

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