Wednesday, July 9, 2008


For the next few days we will be posting ideas from the Miss Syracuse stage! It all started a few months ago when I decorated for Jaclyn's baby shower. Myself, Jami and her sisters made pink and green tissue-paper flowers for hours on end-but it was worth it because as you can see, they looked great hanging around the room. The giant clutter clusters for the stage came to life after Tonia and I bounced ideas back and forth, they looked so good at the shower why not make them in a much larger scale for the stage? Now, you may not be decorating a stage but, your next party needs some for sure. These clutter clusters big or small are light weight, so you can easily hang them from the ceiling, light fixture, covered deck or patio. All you need is large paper dunage (the paper that stores like PotteryBarn, Tai-pan etc. wrap your purchases in), cellophane,tissue paper, ribbon and wire.

Step 1: layer one sheet of dunage and a sheet of cellophane, do this 4 times. Gather together in the center and wrap with a thin wire.

Step 2:, repeat step 1, then twist the wire together. This is also the time to attach your ribbon. (so you can hang it)

Step 3: now separate the sheets, forming one large ball.

Step 4: Heat up the glue gun, bunch up a sheets of tissue paper, cellophane, netting or any great item and get gluing. Just place the bunched up end towards the center of the clutter cluster and secure each bunch with a little hot glue.

String them with Christmas lights for a warm, elegant look. Trim the ends if needed.

The ones from the baby shower are easy too. They are made with about 8 sheets of tissue paper; fold accordion style, twist the center with wire, add ribbon, using scissors round the ends of the tissue paper, separate each sheet and hang!!!!

Go Over The Tipsy Top for your next party!!!

Love, The Tipsy Girls


Holly H. said...

Amazing and gorgeous all at the same time!

Deanna said...

You never cease to amaze me with all of your ideas, good job.

Sue said...

Marla, this is Sue (Erin's friend). I just wanted to thank you again for being so thoughtful and including my kids at Macall's baptism. They looove their towels and refuse to use any others!

I love your blog, by the way. We stole your SuperDad Breakfast idea, and I loved your date with dad idea.