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Pom pom ball

By Jennifer Garner

I want to start off apologizing to anyone who reads the Pinterest article from now until May. I’m getting married May 25 and I am in full wedding mode. I am eating, breathing, and constantly thinking about the day I say “I do.” That being said, until May, I can guarantee at least one pin a month will be about a DIY wedding item. Again, so sorry.

First up, pom pom balls. I plan on alternating these with mason jars (which will have goldfish in them) hanging down the aisle. These are so easy to make. I’m sure everyone have seen these, I checked the price of the fabric ones and I was shocked the cheapest I found was $40. Ummmm, no thank you. These poms are made with tissue paper (cheap cheap cheap!)You can buy a pack of tissue paper from dollar tree for, yep you guessed right, a dollar! To make 1 pom you need 8 sheets the size is up to you.

Here’s what you need:

-tissue paper

-fishing line

-scissors

-and a creative mind

Step 1) Use that creative mind to decide what size pom ball you want. If you want 12” Pom you need 12” tissue paper. For the wedding I will be using 24” but for this pin I’m using 8”.

Step 2) Take all 8 sheets of tissue paper and go back to elementary school. Remember folding paper to make fans? Well, re-live the memory and do it to the tissue paper. You want about 1-1 ½” folds. Fold the paper back and forth so it looks like an accordion.

Step 3) Take the fishing line and tie it around the middle of the folded tissue paper. Cut each folded end, the way you cut will effect the style. A rounded, curved end will make the pom look more like a flower. A pointed end will have the pom looking more like a starburst. (No…not the candy Starburst.)

Step 4) Pull the ends of the paper together so it forms a circle, you just need to loosen the creases up a little. Lift the top sheet up on each side and continue doing this until you’re on the fifth sheet. Turn it over and repeat.

Step 5) Admire the pom ball you just made!

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Unfortunately, I still have to feed my two favorite carnivorous men. I can’t seem to turn them to the wonderful herbivore side. I struggle coming up with new recipes for them so of course I turn to Pinterest. Here’s the latest I tried and they LOVED!!! As usual I finagled the recipe to what I had on hand.

 

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Chops

Ingredients:

-pork chops

-apple

-olive oil

-sage (I used Italian seasoning)

-garlic

-soy sauce

-salt and pepper

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 325 (I was in a hurry and cooked mine on 350)

Spray your pan with oil and lay the chops down

Cut the apple up along with the onion and spread them out on top of the chops

Top it all off with the garlic, soy sauce, salt, pepper, and sage or Italian seasoning

Drizzle a little olive oil on the whole sha-bang

Cover with aluminum foil and pop that bad boy in the oven for 45 (I did 30) minutes

Remove the aluminum foil, crank the oven up to 425, and cook for another 10 minutes.

These were extremely easy to make and the guys absolutely enjoyed them. I served the chops with a baked potato and some steamed broccoli. This is an absolute winning pin.

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