Recently, I’ve spent my spare time making tissue paper pom-poms for a special little girl’s first birthday party. There are pink pom-poms and white pom-poms. There are small pom-poms and large pom-poms. There are pom-poms everywhere!
With the tissue paper flying, I decided it was the perfect time to share how to make them and the details in making pom-poms of different sizes.
You can find tissue paper everywhere from The Dollar Tree to Michael’s. I found a set of 40 sheet of white at The Dollar Tree, which was a great deal. At Michael’s, I found packages of 12 sheets of pink for $2.49. Both sets of the tissue paper measured 20″ x 20″.
The first step is to decide the size pom-pom you want to make. This will determine what size your strips of tissue paper will be and how many pieces to use.
Personally, I do not like to use the entire 20″x 20″ sheets. I like my tissue paper pom-poms to be full and tight. The larger pom-poms are a little harder to get that look. I prefer to make 4 different sizes.
Tissue Paper Pom-Pom Size Chart
Once you figure the width of your tissue paper, you will cut it to size and create your stacks of paper. This shows a small pom-pom that was made with 5 – 8″ wide strips of tissue paper.
You then create accordion folds, the length of the tissue paper. You will need to crease each fold. They should be about 1 1/2″ wide.
Once the tissue paper is folded, cut a small slit in the center, on each side. Be sure not to cut completely through the center.
Wrap thin floral wire around the center of the paper. This will secure the pom-pom and give you something to attach your fishing line, ribbon or string to when they’re ready to hang.
To create soft edges to the pom-poms, I cut the ends into a curve shape.
To create the full pouf of the pom-pom, slowly pull apart the layers of tissue paper. It’s very delicate, so be easy as you work.
I work on one side of the pom-pom at a time. After the tissue is separated, you can fluff and shape the pom-pom as you like.
Look how pretty they look!!! I love to use different colors and different sizes when making pom-poms. They are wonderful to use at a party or any special occasion.
Last week, I shared a fun way to hang them. Check out the Tissue Paper Pom-Poms with Burlap Cord Covers.
Add fun to your party or holiday decorations with these easy pom-poms! Have a ball!
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