This tissue paper heart got my attention. I dove into my issue as soon as I had a free moment (which was probably at 2:00 a.m.) Anyway, the instructions for recreating this were in the back of the magazine. I read through them but decided I didn't really care for those instructions! Sorry, Martha! Martha wanted us to BUY her "Vintage Girl Poms" in large and medium and her "Vintage Girl Pink Pom Garland." I thought I could probably handle cutting up some tissue paper of my own. So I took a couple of her tips and recreated it on my own. Here are my instructions:
I began with a large hanging heart shape that I had and I traced around it onto this big chunk of cardboard I had. This is what it looked like after I cut it out. Rough edges are okay because they will be covered by the tissue paper.
I then cut out squares of tissue paper in three different colors: hot pink, light pink, and a patterned heart tissue paper. The squares were about 6x6 inches. I used layers of 5 sheets of tissue paper for each set of squares.
I then did an accordion fold (like a fan) on each set of squares and secured it with floral wire. Then, using scissors, I rounded each end and threw away those scraps.
I did this over and over and over. Aren't they sweet little flowers?