How to Make Tissue Paper Pom-Poms


This inexpensive decorating trick can be used for everything from birthdays and graduations to wedding showers and garden parties. I’ve hung them outdoors and indoors, in bedrooms, kitchens, and living rooms, and have made them with every colour of the rainbow.

Knowing how to put together this inexpensive decoration will save you both time and money when it comes to adding a little festive flair to your next gathering. Here’s how to do it:

  • You’ll need 8-10 pieces of thin tissue paper. Open the sheets and lay them flat on a large work surface; line up the edges evenly.
  • Working with the short side, fold the paper over one inch.
  • Flip the sheets over and fold the other side over one inch. Continue in an accordion pleat method until the full sheet is folded.
  • Tie floral wire or a twist tie around the centre of the paper.
  • Trim the ends of the paper to make the edges even on both sides. Scallop the sides or cut into a point, if desired.
  • Separate the layers of paper on both sides of the twist tie or wire, pulling the layers towards the middle. To make a round pom-pom, pull one side up and one side down. To make a half-round pom-pom (so one side is flat if you want to stick it to a wall) pull both sides up.

Are you as enamoured with these pom-poms are much as we are?


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