I have always loved these tissue pom poms and they immediately add colour and impact to a room.
They are brilliant for parties and charity events, and are easy to make in this DIY craft tutorial.
You will need approx 8 sheets of tissue (cut square), scissors and a pre cut strip of wire…plus some time and patience
Start folding all of the tissue layers over like a concertina, approximately 1″ wide, and continue until the whole length is pleated
When you reach the end, make sure that you use something as a paperweight so the concertina doesn’t come undone such as a pair of scissors.
Add a strip of wire around the centre of the tissue. You will need extra wire if you intend to hang it from a high ceiling or wanting it suspended to add depth.
Cut both ends of the tissue. You can either cut a curve for a soft look or at an angle for a more spike effect. As you will be cutting so many layers of tissue, it may be a good idea to do this in stages, by cutting in to 3-4 layers at a time.
Gently start pulling the laters of tissue apart
Take your time as it is easy to rush this part, and you will only end up with holes and tears in the tissue
Keep going until you have pulled all of the layers out
You will then end up with a gorgeous tissue Pom Pom. Make several of these and they will fill an empty room immediately
I will certainly be making some of these to decorate the marquee for my own wedding in September
Have a go, these are really good fun to make and it’s a great way to get the kids involved too!
Photography by Fiona Murray