Tissue paper pom poms are a simple and affordable way to decorate your home for birthday parties or special occasions.
A fun way to add a large statement to party decorations is the addition of tissue paper pom poms. All you need to make these pom poms are tissue paper in a few fun colors, thread, and a pair of scissors! Since tissue paper is available in so many different colors, patterns, and sizes, the decoration possibilities are endless.
Tissue paper pom poms look amazing hanging from light fixtures or over a table. They also are fun to bunch in corners of either a room or a doorway. Add them to a balloon arch for a little added color and texture too!
I make tissue paper pom poms for many different occasions, like my little sister’s graduation party and my kids’ birthdays. They are ridiculously simple to make and very inexpensive. That makes them perfect for any decorating occasion!
Pom Pom Supplies
– Tissue paper (8-10 pieces per pom pom)
– A show to watch on Netflix (Here are a few of my favorites!)
How to Make Paper Pom Poms
Start with 8-10 sheets of standard tissue paper to create a large, full ball. I bought all of my tissue paper at Target for $1.50 per package of single-color tissue paper. Each package contains 8 sheets of tissue paper. Open the package and lay out the tissue paper. Then, fold the stack of tissue paper accordion style.
Once all of the tissue paper is folded accordion style, fold it in half to create a crease in the middle of the paper. Use a pair of scissors and make a small cut on each side of the crease. Don’t cut all the way through the paper! Just cut two slits. Once the slits are cut, take the thread, wrap it around the stack of paper between the slits and tie a knot.
Tie the tissue paper securely together. Then use scissors to round both edges of the tissue paper stack. The rounded edges make the pom poms look more flower-like and polished. Once the edges of the tissue paper are rounded, lay the pom pom down and fan out both sides. Then, slowly pull up each sheet of tissue paper one at a time. Since my pom poms consist of 8 sheets of paper I pulled up 4 sheets on one side, then flipped it over to pull up the other four.
Be careful not to tear the tissue paper as you pull them up! Once each sheet of tissue paper has been pulled up, give the pom poms a little fluff to create full, round puffs. I absolutely love the look of hanging the pom poms in clumps of three contrasting colors.
Different Sizes of Pom Poms
Tissue paper pom poms are easy to customize. To make smaller poms, simply use smaller sheets of tissue paper. To do this, either purchase smaller tissue paper or cut large sheets down to size. The tissue paper I typically purchase is 16″ x 24,” so I cut it down to 8″ x 12″ for small pom poms. These small poms look great as part of a larger pom pom cluster, a balloon garland, or as tabletop decor. Cut the tissue paper even smaller to create a fun tissue pom pom garland for a fireplace!