Tuesday, April 24, 2012

How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms

The other night we celebrated my gorgeous niece's 10th birthday with dinner at our place. To make it a bit extra special, I made a white pom-pom and hung it from the chandelier over the dining table.  I posted the photo below on facebook and instagram and had a lot people commenting on it so I decided to share how they are made. They are so cheap and easy to make but really create an impact.

Firstly buy some tissue paper. 
These packs of 10 sheets were $1 each from Dollar King.  
For a looser pompom use 10 sheets, for a fuller one use 15 sheets.

Smooth out the pile of 10/15 sheets and fold like an accordion or fan. 
I made my folds about an inch and a half wide.

 I've been painting furniture today so excuse the paint on my nails.

 Cut each end of the fan in either a point as shown below or a scallop.
 Wrap some flower wire around the centre of the paper fan and twist it several times to secure it. 
This will be what you use to hang the pompom with.
 Fan out the tissue paper by flattening out the folds. 
Pull individual sheets up or pulling down. 
Do one side fully first, then repeat the other.
 Hang from string and fluff up as necessary.
The pom pom on the left is 15 sheets and the one on the right below is 10 sheets. You can see the difference in fullness. 
     They also look beautiful in other colours. So quick and easy. I made both these two in less than 20 minutes while chatting to my aunt on the phone (phone tucked under my chin) and taking photos as I went (as you do when you blog...)

So there you have it!


  1. So pretty! I made some for a playroom a few months back, they're fun to make. I love how yours turned out!

  2. Thanks! Will make some for my friend's baby shower in pinks and white - just the cheap but pretty looking decoration I needed! Amanda

  3. So pretty! I made some a couple of years ago for my sister's baby shower and I still can't part with them. lol I still use them in our barn patio area. Yours look just like flowers! Beautiful!

  4. Fabulous!! I'm making an orange one!

  5. I'm also making an orange one!! Comment if you like orange but i like green better!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Where do you get the string and what kind?

    1. I just use kitchen twine that I use for cooking. I get it from the supermarket
      Cheers Fiona


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