Tissue Pom Pom: Tutorial

You may recall that I made these darling tissue pom poms for Evelyn's first birthday.

Well, I decided to create a tutorial for them!

There are several tutorials out there...the most popular is probably Martha Stewart. Mine is very similar to the Martha Stewart Tutorial except that I use more pieces of tissue paper. *gasp* I don't think her pom poms are full enough!

Here is what you need to make one tissue pom pom...


Materials

:: 12 sheets of tissue paper ::
:: 12" of floral wire ::
:: scissors ::

[STEP ONE] Layer the 12 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.
[STEP TWO] Make 1" to 2" accordion folds until you have everything folded.




[STEP THREE] Take the floral wire and twist it around the middle of the tissue paper.


[STEP FOUR] Trim the edges in a triangular shape. This give the pom pom pointy edges (my favorite) but you can also round the ends to give it a more rose feel.



[STEP FIVE] Separate the layers and pull them towards you. Be very careful not to tear the delicate tissue paper. If you do, don't worry, I'm sure it won't be noticeable!



{ half way there! }


[STEP SIX] Attach string to your floral wire and hang!





Simple enough for a dramatic look!

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56 comments:

  1. I so love this look! Thanks for sharing a great tutorial. I have no special occasion to make them for now, but hey! It's Spring and that is special enough!

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  2. WOW... you just brought back some happy childhood memories... And this looks great too! Good job!! =)

    xo Lynda

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  3. Beautiful and such a great tutorial. ~~Sherry~~

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  4. i have been wanting to make some of these! i thought they would be harder but this is actually really simple! thanks for the inspiration!!

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  5. thank you! i was just wondering how to make these so i wouldn't have to buy premade ones!

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  6. I cannot wait to make these for my nieces 2nd birthday! It's not often that i get to make pink frilly things i LOVE them! Tanks for the great ideas! Keep em coming!

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  7. I love these, instant drama...I would love to use these instead of balloons!

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  8. Adorable. Creative. Genius.

    I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

    Details are on my blog today.

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  9. Thanks for the tutorial - I have a baby shower coming up and I wanted to make these!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  10. You are full of brilliant ideas!

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  11. These are wonderful...I am so going to make these for a summer party I'm having.

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  12. Thank you so much for this tutorial!!! I have been meaning to look at Michaels for a kit but this looks so easy.
    I think you topped "Mathaa"...;-)

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  13. Love these and thanks so much for the tutorial~ they are fantastic!! Would love for you to come share these at Feathered Nest Friday sometime! :)

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  14. Thanks for sharing this, I always thought there was sooo much to making these! I can hardly wait to make them for my Granddaughters parties and or rooms! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

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  15. Thank you for the tutorial!! I have been thinking of making some of these for my son's birthday.

    -Kelsey

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  16. I love the look of these. Great tutorial!

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  17. They are beautiful for any party!
    I am a new follower from the Homemaker on a Dime.

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  18. I've also heard other comments that Mathaas ain't full enough so thanks for this tutorial.

    How did you attach them to the ceiling? I don't want to use tape on mine so I have been thinking about using 3m removable hooks but those can get expensive. Any other ideas?

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  19. Great tute. I made the ones from Martha but they didn't come out round...I am guessing because my tissue paper wasnt squared..idk but they were more of a rounded square! lol I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

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  20. Very pretty! I made the smaller blue ones pointy, but found it much more difficult to cut like that for some reason. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and sharing yours with me!
    Jen
    Scissors & Spatulas

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  21. OH - these will be perfect for an upcoming Bridal shower I'm hosting! Thanks for a beautiful idea and tutorial!

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  22. These are so pretty. I'd love for you to share this at my Share the Wealth Wednesday Link Party over at www.laughloveandcraft.com

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  23. Wow...that seems easy enough! But boy do I struggle with tissue paper. Even just putting it in gift bags, or boxes when I package my client's orders (photography), I find it so hard. I lack patience with tissue paper, but these pom poms I keep seeing are inspiring me to try harder! Thanks for the tutorial.

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  24. LoVe those!! I love how they are sooo CUTE...and inexpensive! I sooo need to make some for my lil girls birthday party. Thanks for sharing!

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  25. awesome post! That looks so pretty!

    New follower- really like your blog :)
    have a great day!
    Stevie

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  26. Thanks for the reminder! I had forgotten how do these. Love how you made your tips pointed.

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  27. Thanks for the tutorial. My girls and I will do this. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

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  28. I agree...your fluffy ones look a lot better! Thanks so much for linking!

    Also...I love your blog design. Did you do it yourself??

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  29. I've always wondered how these were made, what a great tutorial! Thanks! :)
    I'd love it if you linked up at DIY Thrifty Thursday @ Thrifty 101 http://thrifty101.blogspot.com/2011/04/diy-thrifty-thursday-12.html

    Hope to see your amazing ideas soon!
    Michelle

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  30. came over from thrifty decorating link party...i want to do these for my son's 1st birthday! i think i can make them "boy" enough :) thanks for sharing!

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  31. I will be making these soon for my sister's outdoor wedding!

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  32. These look great, thanks for the step-by-step tutorial.
    x Marnie

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  33. You gave such a great tutorial! I was able to make some black and white pom poms for a party I'm having. Thank you!
    I shared this tutorial on my Friday Favorites post today, so others can learn how to make these fun and easy decorations! I have a featured button if you want it. Have a beautiful weekend!

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  34. These are pretty. I may have to make these for Norah's birthday.

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  35. This is gorgeous. Mine always come out a bit lopsided. ;)

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  36. I love it! I want to hang these in my little girls room, in a corner. I think it would be so fun for them to have in their room! I needed a tutorial--yours is perfect.

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  37. Great tutorial for making pom-poms! I'm adding them to my To Do List tomorrow. Feel free to stop by and grab a button!

    smiles!
    Jami

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  38. Oh my gosh!! this is so so gorgeous.. I love the idea.. I'm going to try this soon for a summer spring party... mayby!! Great tutorial.. great blog!! Im your newest follower.. and am hoping you'll visit me at http://coloursdekor.blogspot.com/

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  39. these are sooooo pretty! love it!

    I'd love for you to link this up to my link party, Your Whims Wednesday! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/04/your-whims-wednesday-4-and-features.html

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  40. This tutorial makes me want to throw a party! I'm so in love with all the fun party decoration ideas I've been finding lately! Thanks for sharing, my hubby's bday is coming up, I wonder if he would mind a few pink pom pom decorations :)

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  41. Great idea - I love tissue pom poms!! I've been thinking about making a group to decorate a corner of my daughters bedroom :) I think she will love them too!

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  42. Great tutorial. Love how they look :) Thanks for stopping by Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

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  43. Thanks for the tutorial, seems simple enough. I bought the tissue a year ago lol, with the intention of doing them for my daughters birthday, but didn't get round to actually making them. I thought they would be a lot trickier to make. Her birthday is coming up in June, and thanks to you, I just may make them this year hahahahha! also stopping by from A Beach Cottage Good life Wednesday! : ) Stacey

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  44. LOVE this! Who knew it was so easy?! I would love it if you would link it up to my Inspire-Me Mondays Party at Homemaker in Heels! Have a great day! :) http://www.homemakerinheels.com/2011/05/inspire-me-mondays-week-2.html

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  45. Thank you for a great tutorial! I've been wanting to try making some of these...now I will. I found you at Chic on a Shoestring. I am a new follower. I invite you to visit my blog.
    Linda

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  46. I featured this on my blog today! Come check it out and grab a button! :) http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/05/your-whims-wednesday-5-and-features.html

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  47. What a lucky little girl! You did a wonderful job.
    Kathleen
    http://adventuresingirlscouting.blogspot.com/

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  48. Thank you so much for this great tutorial! I'm so going to make these for the baby shower I'm putting on!

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  49. I usually use pipe cleaners instead of the wire. That way you can pop them INTO something (like a vase) if hanging them isn't an option. I have been making a ton of these for son's graduation party. After cutting the ends into V's, I snip the V in half (about an inch) and then snip one on each side of the V as well. This leaves a fun, cool look that is unique and doesn't show tears as much. Have fun! Thanks for awesome tutorial.

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  50. These are BEAUTIFUL!!!Thank you for sharing with us! I will be doing this for my niece's baby shower next month!

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