Whatever the case, I attempted to create some DIY pom poms like the ones I've seen on Martha Stewart's and others' websites. Since they required little in the way of materials, skill, or time, I thought this was the perfect project for me.
In order to be sustainable, I reused some anthropologie tissue paper I had saved. The result was something that looked rather...sad.
The pictures above that I took don't look TOO bad because I tried using flattering angles/lighting. In reality, they sort of look like blooming cabbages. Or some sort of albino vegetable with red veins.
Maybe using recycled tissue paper was the mistake. I looked at several different sets of instructions from Martha's to other crafters' blogs. I do have this theory though that Martha's instructions are purposely a little off to get people frustrated, subsequently leading them to buy her premade craft projects instead.