- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Skill Level: Kid-friendly
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Decorating a party is one of the best aspects. It’s simple to kick off a celebration with the right accessories. Tissue paper pom-poms in a variety of vibrant colors are a common party decoration. Huge technicolor poufs or tiny poms in bright colors can astonish and delight guests. A baby shower, birthday party, or New Year’s Eve celebration will all benefit greatly from the homemade decorations.
Follow these easy steps to make your own pom-poms out of tissue paper. In addition, if you are in a pinch and need a lot, it is less expensive and very simple to make several from a basic pack of tissue paper. You can change the color schemes to suit any holiday or special occasion with this adaptable hack. String them on a garland or dangle a group from the ceiling for large party displays. or gather them in pretty containers to display as a centerpiece or use small ones as gift toppers.
What You’ll Need
Equipment / Tools
- 1 Scissors
- 1 Wire cutters
- 1 Tissue paper
- 1 Wire
- 1 String
1. Stack and Fold Tissue Paper
To make a single pom-pom, you’ll need about 8-12 sheets of tissue paper. You can use tissue paper in one color, or mix and match for a unique multicolor look. Stack the sheets, then accordion-fold the full stack into about 2-inch pleats. Be careful not to rip the tissue paper. Press down to crease the folds.
2. Trim Edges of Tissue Paper
Get creative for this step. For a scalloped edge, you can use scissors to round both ends of the tissue paper stack. If you’d like more of a spiky look, cut triangle points at the end of the tissue paper.
Editor’s Tip: If you prefer a small pom-pom, trim the ends of the tissue paper until they mimic the size you desire.
3. Attach Wire to Center
Take a long piece of wire and create a loop around the middle of the tissue paper stack. Twist the ends of the wires to secure the pieces of paper. Use a thin crafts wire for this step; thick wire may be too heavy and tear the paper. With the excess wire, fashion a hanging loop.
4. Open the Pom-Pom
Lastly, fan out the paper to create a full and fluffy tissue paper pom-pom. Start by very gently pulling on each sheet to form the thick sphere shape. Ruffle and reposition the sheets carefully until you get an arrangement you like. To hang the pom-pom, attach a string or ribbon to the wire loop. To create a garland, string multiple pom-poms onto a long piece of string or wire for the perfect party decor.