pom poms, I made mine with a Clover Extra Small Pom-Pom Maker (3/4'' x 1''), 2/pkgworth the $4.50 (for two sizes) investment in if you plan to make a bunch of pom poms, which you will if you have a pom pom maker! sticks, you know from the park, your back yard, the vacant lot...... vases, or recycled bottles in a variety of shapes and sizes hot glue
Carnations, use jersey with lots of stretch. Cut one long strip 3.70 meters, and 1-2 cm wide. Wrap around palm tightly. Take off carefully, tie knot with a short strip. When secure, cut upper part. Some petals bigger than others, trim until petals ar even.
fabric pom-poms, made from tattered strips of fabric - i actually love these, can make in any color, love the softer look of pastel blue one, mix in strips of muslin, the softly tattered edges make it so pretty :)