Made it Monday: I finally made something!

Teacher's at my building are starting to get their rooms finished.  I saw these fun tissue paper puff balls, and you can buy them at our local party store, but they are EXPENSIVE!!  I'm cheap!  If I was a queen, I'd be called Bridget the Cheap! Sometimes I feel like I've missed the bus, and am 10 steps behind everyone in the coolness department.  If you already know about these, please forgive my excitement.  I'm just catching up to what is "cool!"

You know in Despicable Me how she says, "It's so fluffy!"  Well, I look at them and smile and say, "It's so puffy!!!!"

I went to Michael's and used a 40% off coupon and bought a big pack of tissue paper. I got a variety pack with 8 colors.  Since you only use 10 sheets per puff ball, I had extra left over that I'll use in gift bags. I paid a about $5.50 with tax.

I turned this into a family fun project (which means my daughter and husband helped).  My husband wishes I wouldn't get these ideas!  When he was done with this, he hid in the basement, so I couldn't recruit him for anymore projects :)

I used this blog to help me, as well as this video. I thought the hardest part was the cutting.  The more you cut off at the ends, the smaller the balls.  I cut the ends into a point (kind of like the tip of a triangle). 

**We tied the string that will hang from the ceiling BEFORE we undid them.  It was much easier.  You'll want to make sure the string is placed correctly, otherwise they aren't balanced.



  1. Very pretty! I might have to make these too...and I'm right there with ya about being behind the trends sometimes. Kudos to your family for helping!

  2. Those are very pretty! I used the ones leftover from my son's wedding last summer to hang table numbers from. They looked great!
    Grade ONEderful
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  3. I love this idea! I am following you, now :)

  4. Thanks for the video! I've seen everyone's puff balls, but haven't attempted to make them. I have an ongoing relationship with the fire marshal...he does not like things hanging from the ceiling, meaning he hates me.
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'


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