Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tissue Poms DIY

When my mom was here for Paisley's birthday she offered to show me how to make these super easy tissue poms, and let me tell you, they are super easy, super fun to make, and super cheap compared to the $15 Martha Stewart ones that I almost bought from Joann's. We spent a grand total of $10, if that, and made 18 of various sizes and colors. Are you ready for a fun tutorial?

Here's What You Need:

*Colored Tissue Paper of your choice (2-3 packs of each color depending on how many you are wanting)
*Sharp, good pair of scissors
*Pipe Cleaners or Floral Wire


1. Take the sheet of colored tissue papers from a pack and fold them in half like a hamburger (long ways)

2. Cut along the folded edge. Make sure that you cut all the paper. When you have bunch of sheets stacked together its hard to sometimes get all the sheets cut. If its easier to unfold and cut along your new crease then that's fine too.

3. When all your sheets are cut, neatly stack them all together making sure that they all line up

4. Fold accordion style. Start folding away from you and then turning over and doing the same thing. It doesn't matter how big or how small you make your folds. Fold all the way to the end. Its better to use 8 sheets per pom but the more sheets you have the fuller it looks and the less sheets you have the more empty and bare it looks, but it is a personal preference. 

5. Cut pipe cleaners in half

6. Fold your folded sheets in half and place a pipe cleaner in the middle of the folded sheets like so and tighten the ends of the pipe cleaners together really tight

7. Cut the ends of all the folded sheets. You can do all at once or half and half. You can either do it rounded or pointed. 

8. Unfold and take one of the half sides and start pulling apart one side and then the other side until the first side is all unfolded. Repeat on the other side. 

9. Fluff out till you get desired results you want

**For multi colored poms when stacking sheets alternate the colors. We did Gold then pink, Gold then pink. we did about 4-5 sheets of each color

Voila you are done! See how easy that was??


  1. This is AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for sharing, lovely!!! xx

  2. These are beautiful! I tried making these and they weren't turning out like that at all! I may have to try again for Palmers party on Saturday!

    1. Try again! If you do let me know how it goes this time! Good luck!

  3. I made these for Madison's 3rd Birthday in October. They were a hit (& one still hangs in her bedroom), but if you pull too tight when opening, you'll rip the paper. It sucks! haha.

    1. I plan on hanging them in Pais room too!! I ripped a few but you cant tell ;)


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