Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hanging Flower Pom Poms

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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. 


Here is a list of supplies:

  • tissue paper, any size really.  I used 20” x  26” tissue paper.
  • scissors
  • floral wire
  • ruler
  • 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.

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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!


  1. very nice, what did you use to hang them up?
    vnyl tape?

  2. Tara's Glue Sticks and TapeApril 13, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    Belinda, I used a spool of clear sewing thread, really called Transparent Nylon. You can find it at any craft store that sells fabric. I usually get it at Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts™.

  3. Tara's Glue Sticks and TapeApril 13, 2011 at 6:51 AM

    Belinda, after re-reading your question, did you mean... how did I hang them from the ceiling? I used removable, reusable Stikki Clips from a local teacher store but I have seen them at office stores too. To keep the Transparent Nylon Thread from slipping out I inserted a small piece of paper into the opening of the clip. These clips are great, you hardly notice them and they do not damage the popcorn ceiling that I have. I hope I have answered you question. :)

  4. Do you think I could buy the stikki Clips and the transparetn nylon from micheals

    1. Tara's Glue Sticks and TapeApril 22, 2012 at 10:58 AM

      I think you could buy everything at Hobby Lobby not Micheal's. Hobby Lobby seems to have a few office type supplies for the stikki clips and sewing items which is where you would find the transparent nylon.

      I hope that helps. :)

  5. Jen Laceda | Tartine and Apron StringsDecember 19, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Thanks for this tip! I've been searching the net on how to hang these poms poms and Stikki clips seem to be the best option for our popcorn ceiling!

  6. thank you :)