Pom Poms: Make the Prettiest Decor Accents for Your Tables!

Pom Poms: Make the Prettiest Decor Accents for Your Tables!

For a chic Parisian-themed party setting, fresh floral centerpieces are a must. Or are they? With the cost of flowers being on the steep side, event stylists have come up with some cleverly cost-effective alternatives—many of them DIY.

Our decorative project, for example, recreates the look of those charming arrangements made with fluffy white bolls from the cotton plant. What’s the creative substitute? Cotton thread pom poms, just as white and just as fluffy! And for extra cuteness, we made them into miniature nosegays tied with bows to be scattered amidst the Paris-inspired table decor. Ready to give these a try?

Step 1: Gather the materials.

Pom pom materials

Aside from a pair of scissors, you actually need only 3 kinds of materials for this project:

  • several yards of white pom pom fringe (the type used for edging table cloths, curtains, and baby clothes!)
  • light-gauge crafting wire, cut into 6-inch lengths
  • assorted pink ribbons, from solid colored to printed

Step 2: Cut the pom poms off the fringe. / Step 3: Insert the wire stems

Cut the pompoms off the fringe

Prepare the pom poms to be made into individual “flower buds.”

  • Snip the pom poms off the fringe, leaving them as loose balls.
  • Insert a wire into the center of each ball, pushing the tip through to the other side.
  • Bend the wire tip into a little hook and pull it back into the pom pom ball to secure it in place.
  • Repeat this process until you have dozens of prepared flower buds.

Step 4: Twist the wire stems together to form bunches of pom poms.

Twist the wire stems together to form bunches of pompoms

Create little nosegays out of these pom pom blooms. Take 10 to 12 of the individual cotton buds and twist their wire stems together. Secure them by winding another piece of wire around their joined stems. Repeat this procedure to make as many mini arrangements as you need.

Step 5: Tie on a pretty ribbon.

Tie on a pretty ribbon

Now for the finishing touches. Cover the reinforcing wire with a length of pretty pink ribbon. You can have a variety of pink prints and patterns, from solid colored to polka dots to gingham to dainty florals or damask. Tie the ribbon in a soft bow, leaving some excess for a graceful look when used as table decorations.

The Pom Poms on Display at the Party!

Parisian inspired table setting with pom poms, pink macaroons, black and white polka dot tablecloth

When it’s time to decorate your party tables, these little pom pom charmers readily take their place amidst the Parisian-inspired table decor—from vases of fresh carnations, to vintage perfume bottles, to pastry pedestals displaying French macarons, to glowing votive candles. Such a sweet and simple accent!

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7 Comments

  1. Sandra  /  10/19/2015, 5:14 pm Reply

    This is very cute and I’m already thinking of how to use them for the holidays!

    • Melanie  /  10/30/2015, 1:06 pm Reply

      Thank you, Sandra! There are definitely so many things you can do with these pom poms!

    • Melanie  /  11/07/2015, 3:35 pm Reply

      Thank you, Sandra! Hard to believe that the holidays are coming real soon!

  2. Mandee Thomas  /  09/22/2014, 8:23 pm Reply

    Absolutely love this! Beautiful ^_^ Thanks so much for sharing at the Create & Share Link Party. Hope to see you again tomorrow night (7:00 PM MST)! http://designsbymissmandee.blogspot.com/

    • Lissa (Bellenza Party Suite)  /  10/09/2014, 12:14 am Reply

      Thanks so much for stopping by, Mandee! We will definitely be linking up more of our projects at Create & Share. :-)

  3. jamie@kreyv  /  09/11/2013, 2:22 pm Reply

    What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

    • Lissa (Bellenza Party Suite)  /  10/09/2014, 12:16 am Reply

      So glad you like this idea, Jamie! It can easily be modified for different party decor elements, too. :-)

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