Tissue Paper Pom Pom's

Friday, March 19, 2010

A lot of you might already know how to make these, but this is for those of you who don’t, here is the tutorial I promised. Cute colors, huh?! So Bright and Springy!

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to make them different sizes, Just cut more of the tissue paper off the ends if you’d like them to be smaller.

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Start with 10-12 sheets of paper. I put some of the polka dot blue paper in with the solid blue (2 solid, 1 dot, 2 solid, 1 dot, 2 solid, 1 dot, 1 solid). Stack the sheets on top of each other and start folding accordion style. Folds should be about 1 1/2″ wide. If you’re making smaller poms make the fold width about 1″ wide.

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Once you’re done, fold the paper in half just to find the center of the paper.

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Cut a piece of wire 6″-8″ long. Put the wire in the center of the paper and twist the ends together to keep the wire in place. This will be in the center of the pom.

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Make a loop with the ends of the wire. Put ribbon, string or fishing line through the loop, when you’re finished making the pom, to hang it by.

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Draw an arch or semi-circle at each end of the paper to form the petals.

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Use sharp scissors and cut through all the layers of the tissue paper.

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Fan the paper out like this

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Then start pulling the papers up (towards the center) to form the pom, one sheet at a time. You need to be careful so you don’t tear the paper. Be gentle at first, you can make adjustments later. This picture is half a pom.

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Fluff and make adjustments to the poms till they look the way you like. The pink one is all solid sheets and the green one is 7 solids and 3 stripes.

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So fun and add color to any decor :)

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It looks like Spring on my table :) Let me know if you have any questions and this doesn't make sense. If you want to just buy them instead of make them, I found a cute shop on Etsy called "Party Pom Pom's" that sells them.

2 Say What's:

10zfam said...

love them. my friend did that for decorations at our yw's new beginnings and she actually put white dowels in them and they kinda looked like lolly pops-so fun

Dana said...

so cute! :)

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