DIY Jubilee inspired pompoms
Hands up whoâ€™s seen the decorations across the capital? We took a stroll down Oxford Circus last night and felt a massive pang of patriotism seeing the bunting in the warm night sky. This inspired us to think about our own decorations for this weekendâ€™s celebrations and here at BrandAlley HQ we know a thing or two about throwing the perfect party! If you want to bring the jubilee spirit into your home then take a look at some of the easy ways you can create the perfect party atmosphere. The designers at Selfridges gave us a little treat with their tea party ideas and with our Jubilee inspired pompoms to match bunting and balloons – your guests are in for a treat!
We love these cushions designed to look like quintessentially British biccies. Only trouble is, weâ€™re likely to start craving them whenever we sit down, in fact, our cravings have started now. Pass the biscuit tin!
Nothing says the Queenâ€™s Golden Jubilee like royalty, so dig out some postage stamps and have them blown up and made into cushion covers. Or head to Emma Bridgewater for this fabulous storage crown. Those biscuits would look great in here!
For inspiration on how to dress your table, just take a look at this amazing bustling street party table. Flags and bunting galore and we love it. Gingham has never looked so chic!
And last but by no means least, where would the Jubilee celebrations be without the trusty corgie. How cute is this ceramic version? Itâ€™s the only version weâ€™d allow on our dinner table!
Â If you want some more ideas on how to decorate your home this weekend, Hazel Ball, from home accessories, has some great decorating ideas for the Jubilee. What about home-made pompoms? Theyâ€™re easy to make and look great suspended from the ceiling or trees. Just take a look:
Each pompom is made up of four large bows tied together, so you need to start by making your bows.
1. To create the bows, hold the ribbon between your finger and thumb â€“ a few inches from the end and make your first loop. Carry on creating opposite loops, like a figure of eight, pinching the middle between your finger and thumb, until you have 16 loops.
2. To finish your bow off, take another piece of ribbon and tie tightly around the middle of the loops (or figures of eight) where you have been pinching together.
3. When you have made your four bows you need to attach them together to make your pompom. To do this, just take another piece of ribbon and tie them together around their middles.
4. Donâ€™t worry if your pompom looks uneven as you can tweak and pull your bows to create a perfect pompom.
The pompoms can be made in different sizes by making smaller or larger loops and by splitting the ribbon down the middle to make it narrower and you can even make multi-coloured pompoms by mixing up the colours of the individual bows for each pompom. For a clever effect use invisible thread to hang your pompoms so they will look as though they are suspended in mid-air.
Send us pictures of your final outcome. And donâ€™t forget the red, white and blue theme. Have a great party!