Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pom Poms Get Political: Or Pink Isn't Just for Girls

Hitting 30 weeks was just a little reminder that I need to finish up our nursery/playroom. I'm in the middle of many projects for this room...and I have to say, designing a room for a child/baby is so much fun.

Pom Poms have been quite the craze for a while now, and while I'm a little late jumping on the trend I still love how fun and colorful they are. So I put together a grouping...



I would like to say that this was a really easy project. But there is nothing easy about a 30 week pregnant lady on top of an 8 foot ladder trying to hang giant balls of paper from the ceiling! I'll spare you a picture. But luckily everyone survived, despite my frequent, "UGH, stupid balls..." outbursts.

As you can see, the fact that we are having two boys did not stop me from throwing in the Pantone color of the year (although, the decision to do so was made before I knew that Honeysuckle was the color of the year). And I refuse to believe that pink is just for girls...or that any color has gender, actually.

So there is my political decorating statement of the year. ; )

Sources:
Red & yellow pom poms: Handmade following Martha Stewart's instructions
Pink Accordion lanterns: Martha Stewart (purchased from Amazon)
Orange lanterns: Amazon

14 comments:

mary said...

Hi darling. I am am a new blogger and follower of your posts. I love me a good pom pom being a cheerleader at heart, and also believe color is universal! I also love that your posts are honest and talented, and that you ARE doing it all! xox

gina @ temporary nest said...

Good for you! I love that its not all baby blue and green. I think it looks great and im actually going to do a grouping of multi colored pompoms for my nephews shower next month! :) so thanks for the inspiration!

Sarah @ Picture Window said...

Well, you know we're of the same mind on this one since if we ever have a boy he'll be wearing Celia's purple winter coat :)

Sarah Ann said...

I just love paper poms. Too bad I don't have any kids...

Tanya @ Dans le Townhouse said...

Yay! I love it. I grow so weary of parents-to-be telling me, "We need to know the sex of the baby so we paint the room the right colour". I have bought neutral and pale blue clothing as gifts for some baby gals in my family, only to have my gift gather dust. Sheesh.

Shannon said...

I still love poms too..and the big bunch is such a fun, colorful statement. Can't wait to see it in the room!

Pam said...

LOVE IT!!!

the cape on the corner said...

they look great, and fun, and whimsical. good for you!

michelle said...

They are so cute! I love the colors you chose and I agree, pink is for everyone!!

Amanda @ Little House on the Corner said...

Wow, those are way cute! I've wanted to try making them before, but haven't really had a reason to. Other than the fact that it would just be fun!

I'm glad you didn't hurt yourself on that ladder!

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

Adam's right there with you. He doesn't care that the doll he got for Christmas is wearing pink. It's still "Baby Brudder." :)

Love the pom poms!

Sharstin said...

i love the colors you picked, and the arrangement! looks great~

Elizabeth said...

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Bron said...

I'm with you. Pink can def be for boys etc. The grouping looks great -- as does the rest of the nursery. Nice one!