How To Make Your Own Pom Pom Place Settings…

Morning lovelies!  Hoping that you got to see Franky's latest post yesterday afternoon – it's all about the bridal trousseau – and if you're unfamiliar with that term, go here! No before we move on, let me tell you that later this morning, I've got some really beautiful images up on the blog, styled by my talented friend Hannah from The Ebury Collection {who's rather a whizz at such things}. It's a must-see, so make a mental note now to check back at lunch time.

Earlier this week, I featured this exquisite purple and turquoise decor and detail inspiration shoot, by the wonderful Marianne Taylor and a team of brilliantly talented creatives, that included Erin Hung of Berinmade.  Erin is the founder and illustrator of Berinmade Illustrated Paper Goods, an Etsy shop based out of London, specialising in wedding stationery, pretty paper things and custom craft supplies for weddings and beyond. Check out Erin's website and blog.

Erin got in touch with me after Monday's feature to see if I thought my readers would appreciate a little regular injection of DIY From her mind full of 'make me' magic.  Well of course! I know my readers love to dip in to a little DIY and so I've invited Erin to share some little tutorials, and this morning, she's starting you off with something simply but so pretty and created just for you!

This tutorial scores a huge big fat 'EASY' on the difficulty scale – why, you could even do this sat outside in the garden whilst enjoying some of this wonderful sun the UK is currently being graced with! By the way, if it's easier for you, you can download this full tutorial in PDF format here.

Over to you Erin 🙂

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Hello there! It’s Erin here of Berinmade specialising in finely crafted paper goods and creative supplies. I love making DIYs that are do-able and will wow the crowd at the same time. I’m here today with this super easy and romantic paper pom pom tutorial adapted as place settings and menus.

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Love My Dress Wedding Blog – DIY Tutorial & Imagery Copyright © 2012, © BerinMade Illustrated Paper Goods

PInk paper pom pom place setting by Berinmade

Total time for 20 pom pom settings: 35-50 minutes. No umpa lumpas needed.


  Crepe/tissue paper
  Jute strings
  White jelly pen (or calligraphy pen & white ink)
  Pair of scissors
  Paper whole punch (not shown)


Step 1

Paper Pom Poms are real easy to make and has a wow factor. When I was planning my own wedding, I found these on Martha Stewart Weddings (what a lady!) and have been enamored with them ever since.

Start with 4 sheets of tissue paper measuring 20 x 20cm. Make an accordion fold 6 times (half !rst, then each half in sections of 3). Round o" the corners with scissors for round petals. Cut a pointy tip for pointy petals.

Tie the jute string right in the middle, leaving a long side for later stringing your leaves in.


Gently but !rmly fan out the top and bottom halves of the pom pom, and carefully separate the petals towards the centre, leaving the bottom layer untouched, so that it sits flat on a flat surface*


Cut out your green leaves, and punch holes at the tip. After the names have been written in, string the leaves together, tying a knot around each leaf to secure its place. Then bring back the string around the centre of the flower to fasten there. Ta-da!

Step 2

Paper pom pom place setting by Berinmade

Print out menu items onto green paper, cut into leaves and string them as well to make a vine.

Make them in different colours and sizes for male and female guests – they will also double as lovely table decorations…

PInk paper pom pom place setting by Berinmade

So what do you think readers? Will you be trying out this tutorial and if so share your colours and other ideas. 

What other DIY features would you like to see on Love My Dress? Your wish is our command 🙂

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Founder of Love My Dress. Passionate Podcaster and Editor. Annabel lives in rural North Yorkshire with her husband and business partner Philip, their two daughters and menagerie of furry hounds. She loves photography, meditation, walking, being outdoors and star gazing. She is fierce when it comes to championing talent within the wedding industry and when she's not working on Love My Dress, she supports her husband Philip in the running of the family's sustainable flower farm and floral design business, Moonwind Flowers. In 2013, she became a published author.