Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
|May 5, 2013||Filled under Decorating, DIY|
I have been loving the tissue paper pom-poms that I have seen in stores! They are a bit overpriced (in my opinion!), and they are so easy to make – why pay for them?!
For my sister’s wedding shower (full recap here), we made pink and white pom-poms. The color theme for the shower was pink and mint, but it was surprisingly hard to find the right color of mint tissue paper!
Each large pom-pom uses 10 pieces of tissue paper. This gives it a nice, full look.
First, line up your 10 sheets of tissue paper.
You are going to be folding this into a fan shape, flipping the paper back and forth.
About one inch folds work well.
Until you wind up with something like this:
Next, you want to secure the folds somehow, using floral wire, etc. We used staples, and it worked just fine!
Next, round the edges (or cut into a point, if you prefer). It works best to cut through a few folds at a time.
Since we were going to be hanging the pom-poms and didn’t want string to be visible, we used fishing line and secured the line into a loop.
Next, you’ll want to fan out the folds and start pulling up the tissue paper, one at a time. You will want to pull each piece up carefully, so it doesn’t rip (although speaking from experience, you will get some rips and once it’s all fluffed you can’t tell!!).
Try to get as close to the middle as possible as you pull up each piece, so there is plenty of “fluffy” paper to work with.
Pull up about 5 sheets on each end, then flip over and finish pulling them up on the other side, so you get a nice, round pom-pom!
Aren’t they pretty? Each one took about 10-15 minutes to make and we saved a ton making them ourselves.
We also made some smaller ones, using half sheets of tissue paper, and then hung them from branches.
They looked great at the shower and I would definitely make them again for other occasions!