I hope everyone had an awesome Memorial Day weekend! We did a ton of yard work, grilling and party prep. We are now 5 days away from my sister’s graduation party. Initiate freak out phase. I was getting a head start on decorating this weekend by making tissue paper pom poms. My sister asked for the decoration colors to be orange, pink and yellow, not her school colors, so I figured these bright, fun and cheap decorations would be perfect. Plus, they were super easy to make!
What you’ll need:
-Tissue paper (8-10 pieces per pom pom)
Start with 8-10 pieces of standard tissue paper. I bought all of mine at Target for $1 each package of paper, so all I had to do was open the package and lay out my paper. Then you fold up your paper accordion style. It’s best to have a movie or something mindless playing in the background when working on this project. I watched 3 different movies while making mine.Once all of your paper is folded up, fold it in half to make a crease in the middle of the paper. Take a pair of scissors and snip each side. Don’t cut all the way through the paper, just make two slits. Then take your thread and tie it in a knot through the slits. After your paper is securely tied together you’ll want to round either edge of the paper. This helps your pom poms to look more flower-like and pretty. Then lay your pom pom down and fan out either side. Then it’s a simple as slowly pulling up each sheet of paper one at a time. Since there are 8 total pieces of paper I pulled up 4 sheets on one side and then flipped it over to pull up the other four. Be careful not to tear the paper too much! These things are really delicate. I absolutely love the color combination and they way they look hanging from the chandeliers in both the dining room and the living room. I also have plans to hang some in the trees outside, which I’ll be showing when I do my full decor post on Monday. 🙂These pom poms are so cute and fun! Have you ever made them before? How was your long weekend? Anyone do anything more fun than yard work and crafting?