Easy Tissue Paper Pom Pom Tutorial.
Have you ever wondered how to make tissue paper pom poms? I LOVE to make them! They are one of the easiest, cheapest DIY decoration around. I have made some for my daughters rooms, and they are always a staple at all my kids birthday parties.
A lot of stores sell pre-made pom poms, that just need to be fluffed up, but I’m telling you…..those are not worth the money. You can easily make them yourself for a much cheaper price! I promise you can even do it if you are NOT a crafter, these are that easy!
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Supplies for Tissue Paper Pom Poms
You only need a few supplies to start making tissue paper pom poms.
- 6 sheets of tissue paper. You can use more tissue paper if you want to, the more sheets you use the fluffier your pom-pom will be.
And that’s it!! Make sure to check your local Dollar Tree for great prices on tissue paper.
How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms
First, unfold your tissue paper and layer each of the sheets on top of each other. Smooth it out and make sure all of the sides are even with each other. This doesn’t need to be perfect, just do the best you can!
Starting at the shorter end fold the tissue paper (all sheets together) accordion style. Your finished product should look similar to the pictures below.
Take some string, (I just used thread because it’s what I had) and tie a knot in the middle of the folded tissue paper. Leave a long piece of string, this is what you will use to hang your pom-pom with.
Now, snip two small cuts on both ends of the tissue paper. This is what gives the flowery shape to the pom-pom. This is not a necessary step! There have been plenty of times I’ve forgotten to do it, and they still turned out super cute!
You are almost finished!
Now, gently separate each sheet of tissue paper from each other. This will fluff out the pom-pom. Fluff one side of the pom-pom and then the other side.
The tissue paper might begin to tear during this step. Try to go slowly, so if you do notice a tear you can stop it before it gets bigger. The rips usually blend into the pom-pom, but they still aren’t fun to get.
Adjust the fluffs until you get it just right, and you are done! It only takes about 10 minutes to make your own tissue paper pom-pom! Quick and easy at it’s best!
I used these pom-poms for my daughters Pancake and Pajamas birthday party. It’s such a fun, cheap decoration. My favorite part of making these pom-poms are that their are so many fun and beautiful colors to choose from. The look can be very different depending on the colors that you choose.
Make sure to check out my video below for another tissue paper pom-pom tutorial!