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DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms

Don’t Call It a Party Without This DIY

Fitting for a wedding, party, or bridal shower, paper pom poms make for easy, colorful decor. But, since they can often be expensive (usually around $15 a pair on Etsy), why not DIY them? They're fairly simple to make and can be made in the colors and size of your choice. They even make for a fun gift wrapping idea. Learn how following the steps below:


  • Tissue paper (20 inches x 30 inches). Choose one to three colors, or similar shades of the same color, to keep things looking cohesive.
  • 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 all the pom poms you need. The more, the merrier!

Source: Megan Reeves Photography via Style Me Pretty

Justartifacts Justartifacts 4 years
Nice product. Proper for decorationg home, garden, wedding functions and other celebration events.
jnjmommy jnjmommy 7 years
I love these! But I want to be able to use them more then once. Has anyone tried using it as diy home decor? I'm a newbie to basically everything "crafty" and could use some help
ngocnguyen ngocnguyen 7 years
These are so fun!! Definitely going to string up a lot or make a curtain of poms.
lauren lauren 7 years
I made these for my wedding! They looked great but do take some time, so see if you can get a couple friends to help!
niicoollaa niicoollaa 7 years
I just made 40 of these guys for my backyard (lakefront) wedding in peacock, apricot, peach, and multi w/ peach and apricot. We then strung them across our cathedral ceilings (alternating strands of 4 and 5 flowers)... we had to fill and color that space with something! They were super easy to make, but I agree with mellymels that you need 10+ sheets. Since we bought packs of 480 sheets in each color (tons!!) we used at least 12 sheets per pom. The result was stunning and will definitely stay up for a while!
Angelica Angelica 7 years
Gorgeous! Thanks for the guide!
mellymels mellymels 7 years
i made these for my wedding using martha stewart's diy tips. using 8 sheets they don't come out nearly as fluffy and full as they look on etsy or in the martha pics. i would recommend using 10 sheets or more. depending how full you want them. you can make small ones for napkins or gifts using just 4-6 sheets.
helenadelrioz helenadelrioz 7 years
I made these for my birthday, it was rather easy and greta fun, and they look sooo cute!!!
tinabeana tinabeana 8 years
Yes these are definitely Martha Stewart. I made them in teal and white as decorations for a baby shower last year.
tootsie222 tootsie222 8 years
These are too cute!
danixk danixk 8 years
ok, i hate to admit this, but i know EXACTLY where these suckers came from---martha stewart!~!
smaine07 smaine07 8 years
ohh yay, my sister's lingerie shower is coming up so I am going to attempt these:) Thanks for the how-to:)
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