Tissue Paper Pom poms

Remember these fun Pom Poms I hung in the trees of my daughters Birthday Party!


I bought the large ones in a kit by Martha Stewart! They were on super mark down at my local Big Lots. A 5 pack was only $2! Can you believe it! Well I needed smaller sizes so I bought my own tissue paper and created a few more!

This is as easy as it comes and you can use any color and coordinate it for any party or room!

Each ball has between 10-12 sheets of tissue! In the example below I will be using one of the Martha Stewart pre cut kits but to get the same exact look just cut a scalloped or large zig zag edge on your own stack of tissue.

Lay out your tissue stack.

Begin folding your tissue like an accordion. My folds were approximately 1 1/2 – 2 inches wide.


Attach a 8 inch piece of wire in the center and make a loop on the top to string ribbon through.

One sheet of tissue at a time, carefully start to separate and fluff up each sheet. Continue doing this step until the entire ball is fluffy and separated!

Hang and enjoy!!!


To make smaller sized simply cut your tissue paper smaller making them thinner. Not shorter! The red line above shows where I cut to make smaller balls.

I wish these stored better!I would have loved to have kept these!They are just so beautiful!They make my heart smile!

The large yellow paper fans were made out of Wallpaper! I used a similar technique in the tutorial found HERE!!

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  1. 1

    So Cute! Thank you for a great post. Your blog is inspirational!
    I love the PINK!

  2. 2

    we used to make these as kids using tissues. We'd fold them in half, rip off the folded end and do the same thing. I'm definitely going to use this the next time I decorate the house for my daughter's birthday. :) Thanks for the tip. The scalloped edges are a great touch!

  3. 3

    Too cute!! However I don't think any of my boys would appreciate them at their birthdays as much as I wanted to make them so for….I must just be a spectator =)

  4. 4

    OR….maybe I can make white ones and string red around it somehow to look like baseballs??? Hmm….

    hehe

  5. 5

    Oh I love this! Very cool idea to use plain tissue paper and create your own. Thanks for showing us all of these cool ideas!

  6. 6

    I have loved these ever since I saw them on MS, and have been dying for an excuse to make them! Hopefully I'll have one soon!

  7. 7
    sweetpicklesandchocolate says:

    How cute is that hanging from a tree?!?!
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    Dena

  8. 8

    Thank you so much for this!

  9. 9
    a little bit vintage says:

    I made some of these for my daughter's nursery when she was a baby. Aren't they fun to make?! I just love how they look! Yours turned out lovely! :)

    Smiles,
    Rachel

  10. 10

    What's funny is I remember making these for my cousin's wedding when I was about 12. Funny how everything comes back around.

  11. 11

    Oh, but they are glorious.

    They'd be pretty too with several colors of tissue on one pom, wouldn't they?

    I wonder, also, if you could get the ribbons to hang from the bottom of the pom if you were going to use them indoors where you wouldn't have a breeze to send them fluttering. Maybe shorter ribbons, and more of them and from a few of them hang a cut crystal to catch the light.

    So many possibilities!

    Love these so much.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    HOW WOULD YOU HANG THESE FROM THE CEILING? WE HAVE A WOOD CEILING IN OUR RECEPTION HALL. DO YOU THINK YOU COULD USE FISHING LINE TO HANG THEM? RIBBON MIGHT GET PRICEY FOR ME BECAUSE EACH POM WILL BE HANGING A GOOD 10 + FEET… THANKS A BUNCH!

  13. 13

    I love love love these! Thinking of making a lot of these and hanging them throughout our reception hall for our wedding. What do you think? How could you hang them? Thanks!!

  14. 14

    Great idea!! Just made one but why isn’t mine a Pom Pom?

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