Tissue Paper Pom Pom Tutorial

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Tissue paper pom poms have been popping everywhere in party and room decor and are a great way to add color to a room. Why buy these lovely pom poms premade when you can easily make these in your own home and are more economical!

Supplies Needed

24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

8 sheets of tissue paper (this will make one tissue paper pom pom)




ribbon or clear thread for hanging pom pom


1. Stack eight sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of ribbon or clear thread to floral wire for hanging.


Unknown said...
April 15, 2010 at 6:58 AM

love poms too! secret is to pull layers apart VERY VERY carefully ;o)

Kim @ http://frostmeblog.blogspot.com
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Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...
April 15, 2010 at 7:28 AM

We used to make these when we were kids ... also tissue paper flowers. I am going to make pom poms for my daughter's graduation party in June.

Candy and Cake Sugar Designs said...
April 15, 2010 at 8:13 AM

I know what you mean, Kim! The first time I made these I ripped the pieces but the next time I was smart and gently pulled the layers apart.
Have a great day, Kim! :)

Candy and Cake Sugar Designs said...
April 15, 2010 at 8:14 AM

Really, Pam? I thought pom pom's were a new idea. That is neat! :)

Lovely Scribbles said...
April 15, 2010 at 10:20 AM

I never tire of seeing tissue poms brighten up a party, and these ones are no exception. :)Way too cute!

Cara Lee said...
April 16, 2010 at 6:52 AM

hey there! love your blog!! i have lots of friends getting married and you have some wonderful ideas for events :)

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