Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Rainbow Party Planning

This week is Little Flower’s 4th birthday, and we are rainbow crazy here!


Of course, all the decorations and presents for her Rainbow Birthday Party have been kept hidden from her, but I couldn’t resist sneaking a photo to show you my latest crafty make – rainbow pom poms!

I want to hang pom poms along the kitchen wall by the table, and I found many easy pom pom tutorials online. I bought tissue paper in all the rainbow colours, with the intention of making a few pom poms in each shade.

But as I started laying out the tissue into little stacks, I had a brainstorm to try a rainbow pom pom. So I layered one of each shade, in rainbow order, and folded the six sheets in a concertina.


I tied some thread around the centre of the concertina (I’ll buy some invisible thread tomorrow to hang them), then rounded the edges with scissors.

Then all you do is fan out each half, and very carefully coax the layers apart, fluffing and arranging as you go. The odd tear won’t be seen once everything’s pouffed up!

I was so pleased with the results that I’m using all the tissue for rainbow pom poms. After Little Flower went to bed, Bunny and I spent the evening stacking and folding and watching “Bigfoot Files” on telly (we are big fans of Bigfoot in our house, and it balances out my Downton Abbey viewing quite nicely, thank you very much).


Now we have a bag full of neatly folded pom poms, ready for Thursday’s family celebration (her actual birthday) and Saturday’s party...and I'm sure many will wind up as permanent decorations in her bedroom!

Up next: Rainbow cookies to take to pre-school. Here’s a sneak peek:


Chrissie x

p.s. The combination of the birthday and the approaching holiday season has prompted my decision to pause the Stitching Sundays for a while – I need to take each day as it comes creatively...thank you everyone for participating and sharing, I do plan to resume once life settles a bit. Of course I’ll still blog at the weekend about my crafty endeavours, stitching or otherwise!


21 comments:

  1. These are lovely...looking forward to seeing it all come together! Have fun x

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  2. Just gorgeous ..... Can't wait to see more rainbows!
    have fun
    love jooles xxx

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  3. These are beautiful Chrissie and the one you have shown looks enormous!! Best wishes for a happy birthday for your little one! Looking forward to seeing the cookies too. xx

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  4. what a great original theme and I just love the pom poms.

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  5. looks like it's going to be fun, good luck! take lots of pictures! Heather x

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  6. Looks like the preparations are going really well. The Pom Poms are looking so good! Hope your daughter has a lovely birthday on Thursday and party Saturday xx

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  7. Oh your pom-poms are wonderful....the little one will love them....hope she has a great birthday! :)
    V x

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  8. Love these Pom poms they are so easy and they look fab. I did absolutely heaps for little Es's birthday and they have subsequently been used for other parties, some given to friends and some now in her bedroom, they look wonderful. Enjoy your preparations, it's always such fun to play don't you think?? Hope you are ok?? Xoxo

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  9. I love rainbows and I love those decos Chrissie - I bet the excitement is building at your place now, it'll be a wonderful birthday time for sure. I'm a bit sad about Stitching Sundays, but there again, it is such a busy time coming up to Christmas, especially when you have a young family and countless other calls on your time; it's been fantastic and you've been such an inspiration, thank you! I'll look forward to the next step! Love and warm hugs, Joy xoxo

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    1. Thank you Joy, and I hope you keep blogging about your beautiful embroidery! I'll still blog about stitching, and I know I will on some Sundays, but I can't promise a post every Sunday during the holidays...but I will keep the grab button up there, and I'll kick it off again in the new year...cxxx

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  10. What fun and so pretty I hope she has a wonderful day xx
    Clare x

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  11. That's Rainbow Magic! Super idea. Enjoy the Birthday Week X

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  12. What a lovely idea - I would not have thought of a rainbow party, but so much to work with. Your tissue paper pom poms are just gorgeous and you're so clever to make them yourself - we had them at my 50th back in the Summer and they make such an amazing colour impact.I couldn't get rid of them after - so they are now all hung around my Nursery school and the children love them. You do so many lovely things in your house - it takes me right back when my three were little.
    Enjoy all the partying,
    Kate x

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  13. Beautiful idea and what a wonderful way to celebrate the joy and colour she brings to your lives as a family. Happy birthday Little Flower xxxxx

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  14. Chrissie, I love your rainbow pom poms! What a great idea, and rainbows are such a beautiful theme for a little girl's birthday party. A very Happy birthday week to your sweet Little Flower!

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  15. Hi Chrissie, Rainbows all around what could be more colorful and fun!! Happy Birthday little Flower. OH, 4 years old such a great age.

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  16. Love the rainbow pom poms, it's going to look absolutely fab, how exciting. Hope little Flower's birthday is amazing, I'm sure it will be :) xx

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  17. I adore those pom poms! They look wonderful, so colourful and cheerful. It sounds like it is going to be the perfect party!
    Marianne xx

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  18. Oh my! She is going to love the colorful pom poms! I remember making those as a little girl out of tissue party. I'm sure rainbow color the cookies will be a hit!

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  19. This is going to be a fabulous party. I love the pom poms; I'm looking at one on my family room's "kids' artwork wall" as we speak! So much fun and so pretty.

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  20. Looks like a wonderful, fun party in the making :-)

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