Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tissue Paper Chili Pepper

OMG!! This is SO cute, I am in love. I think that I am slightly Mexican at heart, because I just love the food, people and culture. With Cinco de Mayo coming up this weekend, I am in full swing Mexican mode - we have a big ol' fatty party planned that Aaron's band is playing at, so fun will definitely ensue.

I think I am going to make up a bunch of these for them to put up as stage decoration.... if I end up having the time to do it I will definitely post pics ;o)

I found this idea - and pics - on Oh My! Creative. I can't wait to make them!
This is easy! Supplies – Beading wire, green and red tissue paper. I found mine at the store Five Below…they were a little deeper in color and only cost a dollar each. I should be able to get two Chile Pepper Poms out of a pack of red. Only one pack of green is needed to make multiple poms.

I cut the red tissue paper into squares about 4-5 sheets at each size. I started with 9″ squares reducing the size by about an 1/2″ until I reached 4″ squares. Six sizes in all to create one pom. Nothing was exact…I didn’t measure a thing!

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Cut a long piece of wire and fold it in half. Accordion fold each size and round the ends on both sides. Starting with the smallest, wrapped the wire around the folded tissue. Twist the wire between each size of tissue about 3/4″ for the smaller squares and 1″ between the larger squares. I love how the wire naturally started to curve like a chile pepper!

Gently fluff your pom starting at the bottom, filling in the spaces created by the wire.

To finish off the pom, accordion fold the green tissue to create a green top. Instead of rounding the ends, I made about 3″ cuts, down the folded sides, to give the tissue a “spiky” look! Attach with no large space in the wire.

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