Tissue Paper Party Pom-Poms
By: Amanda Formaro
Age: 7 and up
Parental supervision is recommended
If you are looking for a fun and unique way to decorate for your next party, or what to jazz up your Fourth of July spread, try these tissue paper pom-poms on for size! Hang them from trees or your patio awning for a delightful look for an outdoor party or family barbeque.
What you'll need:
- 9 tissue paper sheets (approximately 20"x25")
- 1 chenille stem
- 36" piece of string or fishing line
- Thumb tack
How to make it:
- Stack 9 pieces of tissue paper on top of each other. Alternate colors however you like. We did 3 sheets of each color for one of the large pom-poms, and then alternated single sheets of color for the second large pom pom. (See photo.)
- Starting at the 20" wide end, fold accordion style (1.5" wide folds). (See photo.)
- Loosely wrap the chenille stem around the center of the folded tissue paper and twist once. (See photo.)
- Tie the end of the piece of string around the chenille by tucking it underneath the chenille and tying around it in a knot. (See photo.)
- Continue wrapping the chenille around until completely wrapped.
- Use scissors to trim the ends of the tissue paper. Use rounded or pointed cuts. (See photo.)
- Lay the tissue paper in front of you and start separating the layers, one by one, very gently so as not to rip the paper. Continue separating the papers until all have been separated. (See photo.)
- Hang from the ceiling with a thumb tack.
- When the celebration is over these make a really fun decoration for a girl's bedroom!
- Depending on the holiday, choose colors that fit your celebration.
- Make smaller pom-poms by simply using smaller sheets! The smaller the width of the sheets, the smaller the circumference of the finished pom-pom.