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Make It : Floral Gift Topper

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I'm going to a bridal shower for one of my dearest friends on Saturday.  Since a main focus of the shower is unwrapping gifts, I want my wrapping to be extra special.  I was inspired by these tissue pom poms done in the Spring 2006 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings (I think they set the trend- now they are everywhere!)

Weddings Tissue Pom Poms

The flower I made for my gift topper is somewhere between the size of the napkin ring seen on the table, and the giant poms suspended above.

Pom Pom gift wrapper

You'll find the full how-to for these tissue pom poms through the link above.  I just adjusted the size of my tissue paper for a medium sized flower (I used two full sheets of tissue, divided into four pieces each).

Pom Pom Ribbon

Also, instead of using wire to secure the center of my flower, I tied a pretty little grosgrain ribbon so the topper could be removed and used as a floral headpiece, (a nod to the ribbon hat tradition of bridal showers).

Tissue hat

It could even be used as a giant corsage- (think SJP, SATC)  Making corsages could be a great shower activity too!

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