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How to make tissue paper pom poms


How to make tissue paper pom poms

As promised here is the step by step tutorial for how to make tissue paper pom poms, also known as tissue paper balls, or tissue paper poofs.  These are surprisingly quick to put together and add an easy burst of colour to any room or party!  Check out all of our tissue paper crafts here.

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You can get tissue paper at the dollar store, 20 pieces for $1.  So that’s two tissue paper pom poms per pack making each one only $0.50.

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How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms

And now for my very first video tutorial ever:  (I still have to master my video editing skills, so go easy on me…)

Count out a pile of 10 sheets of tissue paper and lay them flat:

sheet of pink tissue paper

Fold the end in about 1″ to 1.5″ and fold it accordion style (fold, flip over, fold, flip over, repeat): how to make tissue paper poofs |

Continue to fold it accordion style:how to make tissue paper balls |

Until you have folded the whole thing: how to make tissue paper poofs |

It doesn’t need to be perfect.  The tissue paper is pretty forgiving: making tissue paper pom poms

Fold it in half to find the center: making tissue paper poofs

Wrap a wire around the middle (I used dollar store jewellery wire): making tissue paper pom poms

And secure it to hold everything in place (Note: This would be a good time to attach thread or fishing line if you plan to hang it): making tissue paper poofs

Round the edges of both ends.  The shallower the cut, the shallower the “petals” of the tissue paper pom pom will be: making tissue paper balls

So now you should have something that looks like this: how to make tissue paper pom poms |

Take one piece of tissue paper: how to make tissue paper pom poms |

And pull it away from the rest of them: how to make tissue paper balls |

Continue pulling apart the layers of tissue paper: how to make tissue paper poofs |

The layers will start to look like this: diy tissue paper pom poms

Once you finish one half, pull apart all the layers of the second half: diy tissue paper pom poms

Fluff up all the layers until you get it into a good ball shape: diy tissue paper pom poms |

Then hang it from the ceiling with some fishing line and you are good to go!

How to hang tissue paper pom poms?

There are basically three methods to hang tissue paper pom poms (If I’ve missed any please leave your suggestions in the comments!):

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You might also enjoy our other tissue paper flower tutorials:

  • How to make a tissue paper flower for a napkin ring
  • How to make tissue paper flowers that look like balloon flowers
  • Absolutely love this tutorial! I will be making this for my girl’s room. So cute and feminine and thrifty! Pinning this one and am now following via Twitter and Pinterest. Your blog looks so professional Keep up the great work! found you at Cheerios and Lattes:)

    That’s so sweet! Thank you so much Alison! 🙂

    These are just adorable, and I think you did a great job on the video tutorial!

    Thank you! I was really nervous how it was going to work out! 🙂

    wow! This looks easy! I thought it would be alot more involved! I think I may try this for my own craft room! :)Found you via link party this afternoon and your blog design is beautiful is so neat and professional looking! 🙂
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    Thanks Danielle! I checked out your blog too – nice to see a fellow piano player. 🙂

    Could have totally used this last month for my daughter’s bday party! Too cute. FYI I’m visiting from we did it Wednesday.

    I have a graduation party to plan and I am SO going to do this! Thanks for shairing!

    Debbie these are so great and such a wonderful tutorial for them too! I am loving your blog – I’d be thrilled if you linked up this and any other frugal projects with us at Living Well Spending Less!

    Thank you! I will check out your link party. 🙂

    Ooo! I am throwing a baby shower in a few weeks and I have been wanting to make these but did not know how. Your directions are so clear and the pictures are great – I am sure I can figure it out now!! Thanks!

    We’re entering party season and these will be great decorations!

    Featuring you today! 🙂

    This is a wonderful idea…I am so glad to find this right in time for my niece’s grad party :)) Thank you so much!!!

    I love hanging pretty little things from the ceiling securely with a clear push-pin. It leaves a small hole, but your eye won’t notice it from the ground! 🙂

    That’s an awesome idea! I will have to try that next time! Thanks for sharing!

    Hi Debbie,Thankyou so much for your step by step details on how to make paper pom poms this was so easy and i absoutely loved doing this
    i think in know time my whole house will be covered in pom poms lol
    once again thankyou so much kind regards megan 🙂

    Thank you for this tutorial….looking at ideas to decorate my 5yr old daughters birthday party room. Very effective & doesn’t break the bank!

    Thanks for the tutorial! I used half sheets to make smaller pom poms and they came out great 🙂

    how big are these pom poms? 🙂

    Do you attach the fishing line to the center wire?

    Yes. Or wrap it around around the folded tissue paper with the wire. Either would work.


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