Making a DIY Tissue Pom Pom


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.

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You will need approx 8 sheets of tissue (cut square), scissors and a pre cut strip of wire…plus some time and patience

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Start folding all of the tissue layers over like a concertina, approximately 1″ wide, and continue until the whole length is pleated

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As you go along be quite firm so you have good crisp foldsJane Means pom pom 2

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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.  Jane Means pom pom7

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.Jane Means pom pom8

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.Jane Means pom pom9

Gently start pulling the laters of tissue apart

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Take your time as it is easy to rush this part, and you will only end up with holes and tears in the tissue

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Keep going until you have pulled all of the layers out

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You will then end up with a gorgeous tissue Pom Pom.  Make several of these and they will fill an empty room immediately

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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







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