DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms

DIY: Tissue Paper Pom Poms

I spotted these great Paper Pom Poms on Etsy, and thought they'd make fun décor for a casual wedding or bridal shower. But, at three for $15, I think the prices are steep. It'd be much more economical to make them yourself, seeing as they're fairly simple. I like to craft small ones for gift wrapping. To learn how, read more.


  • Tissue paper (20 inches x 30 inches). Choose one to three colors, or similar shades of the same color, to keep things from looking like a circus.
  • Scissors
  • Monofilament
  • Floral wire. White, if you can find it.

Here's how:

  1. Stack four to eight the sheets of paper on top of one another, depending on you puffy you want them to be.
  2. Now, fold the sheets into 1.5-inch accordion folds, all the way across.
  3. Prune the ends of the tissue into round shapes, to give them a petal-like look.
  4. Cut about a foot and a half length of floral wire.
  5. Wrap the wire around the center of the folded tissue and secure it by twisting.
  6. Now the fun part! Pull apart each layer, separating it from the center one piece at a time.
  7. Measure the length you'd like to hang your pom pom from and cut a piece of monofilament accordingly.
  8. Knot the monofilament to the floral wire and hang!
  9. Repeat until you've created a pom pom fantasyland. The more, the merrier!

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