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How to make tissue paper pom poms. :)



The pom poms I made for my cousin's wedding.

My preparations for my cousin's recent wedding included stalking many wedding websites where there was a recurrent theme of tissue paper pom poms. The ready-to-pouf Martha Stewart ones at the craft supply store were $25 for 3 pom poms! [She must be rolling in dough...*LOL*] So I learned how to make my own...here's a short tutorial on how you can make these tissue paper pom poms.



1. You will need a stack of 8 to 10 pieces of wrapping tissue. [I used them as they were in the package, you can cut the pieces to make smaller pom poms.] Run a scallop-edge scissors along the edges. Then accordian fold them.


2. Tie the center with string/ribbon.


3. Then comes the fun part....Gently pouf up each layer...


4. Your pom pom should be taking shape now...Pouf half the tissue layers, then flip over to pouf the other half.


5. When it's done, you have your tissue paper pom pom!:)

Flights of fantasy


Those pom poms of course inspired my creation for LESSology Challenge #11: Flights of Fantasy.



The basket used to house some yummy lychees from the supermarket...the lace and ribbon were from my sister's bridesmaid dress [it was really ugly...]. I love that you can hang it at a party and maybe put some sweets in it and you can reuse it again...be gentle with the pom poms and you can use them quite a few times! :)


Here's how it can be stored away for future use. :)

Will you making some pom poms? :)



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22 comments:

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your Pom. $25 NO WAY.
I remember making these as a kid, only a smaller size.

Annette said...

these are FABULOUS...I so remember these..

Maggi said...

Great tutorial and I LOVE your hanging basket! What a great idea to use the pom pom almost like a "balloon".

Lynnda Hosni said...

This is awesome Yvonne... Thanks for the tutorial!!! Totally loving it..make a smaller ones... and add as an embellishment!!! This is brilliant... hugs..xoxo

Blossom inch said...

awesome tutorial and nice basket!

Creations by Shirl said...

Aww love those pompoms.... these are old school... great tutorial and your basket is soooo pretty....

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Love love love how you made these Yvonne!!! I need to make some!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

It is awesome-- I think I will make some for my daughters birthday party

Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Hussena said...

this is a lovely tutorial...and fab decorating idea...will definitely be trying these pom poms:) they look so pretty!!!

Dora said...

thanks for the tutorial those are beautiful!

Isha said...

Love these Yvonne. My daughters always make them and I love every time I look at these beautiful creations:)

Sharon said...

Thank Yvonne, for sharing your tutorial! I love the finished product - just beautiful and awesome!

Audrey Pettit said...

Absolutely adore your pompoms, Yvonne! So easy to make, yet so delicate and gorgeous. They look so boutique. Good for you for making your own and thanks for sharing the process with us!

sandi said...

Fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!! Tks. for the tutorial!

Rachana said...

lovely idea...can surely be used for birthday party decorations...thanks for the tutorial

~amy~ said...

love love this tut...thanks so much for sharing!!!!

Angi said...

WOW WOW WOW Yvonne. You have inspired me to make some of these. This is gorgeous!!!!

Cindy deRosier said...

Beautiful! I've made smaller versions of these, but I love the impact of the larger ones.

littleredcraftingcorner said...

Oh now this I can use :-D

Alice Wertz said...

so fun! the lace looks pretty good on the basket though. =) love this pretty project, Yvonne!

Helen Tilbury said...

SO beautiful Yvonne - you need to become a wedding organiser - a professional!!

papertrails leaver said...

love this hot air balloon with the pompom flower! My mom made some of these for my daughter's birthday and they were so cute!

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