As much as we love big tissue paper pom-poms, they can end up running a dollar or two per pom (unless you order 5,000 sheets of the same color in bulk) and although that's nothing major, once you start talking about making 20-30 of them for a party, then you're suddenly in the $30-$60 range just for pom poms!
Paper plates on the other hand - well those are only a few dollars for a few thousand plates. With the help of a little glue and potentially some spray paint to give them color, you can make these globes for literal pennies. Plus — you can make them any size you want.
The secret is bending the sides of the plate down so a triangle forms in the middle, then glue the flaps together — simple as that. Check out more on this table design over at Hostess With the Mostess.
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