In this post I’ll show you how to make tissue paper pom poms. If you are looking for a quick and simple project to make that can deliver huge impact in a room this may be it!
You can do a lot with pom poms and coordinate them to a specific color scheme. You’ve no doubt seen tissue paper pom poms at weddings, bridal and baby showers and in shop windows. Once made they will have floral wire at the end and can be taped to a wall, hung from a ceiling or made into a garland. You will be restricted only by your imagination and ohhh the places you can go!
Lets get started:
How To Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms
Take 10 to 14 sheets of tissue paper and lay them flat. I have used 20″ x 26″ paper for this project and this nice large size makes for a big full flower or pom. You can cut your tissue paper to be different sizes for each flower to vary look of the flower if you prefer. I’ve found that step unnecessary and you won’t notice much difference (so why bother:-). Fold your entire stack accordion style with each section measuring about an inch. Try and make the sections uniform in size.
Round off the edges of both sides of your bundle with a pair of scissors, as these will be your petals.
Fan your bundle of tissue paper out and slightly flatten the folds. Starting at one half, GENTLY grab your first inside layer of paper and pull up on it towards the center. Repeat this with each piece of tissue staying on the same end and then head over to the other end. You should then have a full pom pom and just adjust if necessary.
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You’ll get good at this quickly and my best tip is to treat the paper gently when creating, as it will easily tear.
Watch for these on Monday as I share a Valentine’s Day tablesetting post on the blog with some other talented blog friends and give you some more tips!