Tissue paper pom poms are a cheap and easy way to add some atmosphere to any event. They’re a great piece of party decor to know how to make, and the kids can even help to put them together. So if you’ve ever wondered how to make paper pom poms, read on!
To make your pom poms, you will need
- Tissue paper (to make larger pom poms, you’ll need at least 8 layers of tissue paper, and for medium to small pom-poms, you’ll need 6 layers)
- Ribbon or thin string
How to make paper pom poms
- Place the sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.
- Make accordion folds 4 to 5cm wide for large pom poms and 2 to 3cm wide for small pom poms.
- Leave the ends, or trim them into points or rounded ends, depending on the final look you want.
- Tie in the middle with the string or ribbon, leaving enough ribbon so that they can be hung.
- Gently unfold the accordion and pull each layer of tissue paper towards the centre, making sure you lift the paper right to the centre.
- Continue until all the layers are fluffed out and shaped into a ball.
Now that you’ve learnt how to make paper pom poms, here are some clever ways to display them
- Keep it classy and stick to one or two elegant colours (think gold and white) for a chic cocktail party, or go wild with loads of bright shades for a pool party or kids party.
- There are so many ways to use them: hang them individually from the ceiling or in trees, or string them up to make gorgeous pom pom bunting. You can even display them in a big bowl or vase for some fun party decor.
- Vary the sizes for an interesting effect, then hang small and large ones together at different lengths.
- Tie them together in a big bunch and hang them above your table for an unusual and ultra-effective centrepiece.
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