Guest post by Lindsey Buck of The Hive
If you’ve ever ordered Paper Poms from BHLDN, your first thought may have been something like this (especially if you’ve never dealt with paper poms before): What is this? I thought it was a paper pom and not a fan. Do I take the wire middle off? I will never get this to look as beautiful as BHLDN! I eventually asked BHLDN for help and it ended up being a very obvious process, so here is my version of the steps (after the jump):
Carefully pull back each tissue layer, one at a time. Since it’s tissue paper, it tears very easily. Also, Don’t get in a hurry & pull back 2 at a time, or it won’t turn out as “fluffy” as BHLDN’s version when you’re finished.
Step 1 Tip:
As you continue pulling layers, carefully stuff your fingers behind & all the way down each layer to help pull the tissue paper up from the center of the paper pom. This will help it fluff to its full potential
Once you’ve completed one end of the tissue layers, it should look like a hydrangea bouquet. Isn’t she beautiful?
Continue repeating Step 1 on the other end of the paper pom. This part can be a little more difficult as there is a thick layer of fluffed tissue layers to work around from the other side, so hold it gently & continue pulling back each layer.
Step 2 Tip:
Even though you are almost finished, don’t get excited & in a hurry, because even up to the last layer, a tear can happen as in my example. Luckily it was the last layer & less of a chance to be seen, but it proves just how delicate the paper poms are. So, just enjoy making it come to life & relax during the 15 minutes it takes to make.
Find a place to hang or display it—there are little wire loops on the back of each paper pom for easy hanging. I used simple Command Mini Hooks from my local Walmart. Then sit back, pat yourself on the back, & admire its beauty!