These very inexpensive tissue paper pom poms give you a big bang for your buck! I have to give credit to Martha Stewart. I saw kits by Martha Stewart at Michael’s craft store and thought, I can make these at home for a lot less money and get a lot more out of a multi color pack of tissue paper.
I have to give credit to Martha Stewart. I saw kits by Martha Stewart at Michael’s craft store and thought, I can make these at home for a lot less money and get a lot more out of a multi color pack of tissue paper.
Here is a list of supplies:
- tissue paper, any size really. I used 20” x 26” tissue paper.
- floral wire
- a spool of clear sewing thread, really called Transparent Nylon. You can find it at any craft store that sells fabric.
Frist step, stack 8 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other to form a pile.
Second step, starting with the short side of the tissue paper fold 1 1/2” wide accordion or fan style folds. Make sure to press the creases well with each fold.
Third step, fold a piece of floral wire around the folded tissue paper, twist and fold back the sharp edge. Slide a 36” length of clear sewing thread under the floral wire for handing later.
Forth step, trim the ends of the folded tissue paper into pointed or rounded ends.
Fifth step, fan out the tissue paper and start separating the layers, pulling up and towards the middle.
After you have pulled up 4 of the layers, turn the pom pom on its side and start the other side just as before.
It’s starting to take shape! Yay!
Here is the finished produce. It measures 20” across since I used tissue paper that was 20” x 26”.
Here is the same pom pom hanging above tables that I am getting ready for Emily’s birthday.
The three smaller ones measure 13” across. Simply cut the 20” x 26” tissue paper in half. You should end up with two pieces of 13” x 20” tissue paper. Now just start on the short end and fold as you did in step one.
People who have seen these in my home just love them and can’t believe that I made them. They also think it’s very cool how you can not see the clear thread they are hanging by. They seem to be floating in the air!