Tissue Paper Pom Poms Tutorial

A few months ago I shared with you the reveal of my youngest daughter’s bedroom.  I had just one more project that I wanted to do in her room before it was completely finished but I just hadn’t had a chance to get around to making them.  This summer, with the help of my three girls, we finally were able to find the time to make some  Tissue Paper Pom Poms.

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The room needed some more color and I was having a hard time initially deciding on how to decorate her room to fit her sweet personality.  She LOVES the color pink, so I knew I would try to find ways to incorporate that into her room.  I had a blank space above her headboard that I felt empty, but I wasn’t sure what to put there.  These tissue pom poms fill the space nicely and add some needed color and whimsy to her room.

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You will not believe how easy these are to make!  These are all over the internet, but I will share with you how I made mine.

Materials needed for one Tissue Pom Pom:

15 Sheets of Tissue Paper ( larger sheets make a larger pom pom)

thin piece of wire of twist tie

scissors

fishing line

command strip hook (or small nail or tack)

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  1. Place all 15 sheets of tissue paper together.
  2. Fold into an accordian with the folds so they are evenly spaced measuring from 1 to 2 inches in width.  This will vary depending on how large your tissue paper is to begin with.
  3. Cut the tips of the folds so that they are rounded at each end.  You can also cut them into a point if you prefer a pointy look pom pom.  Mine were rounded.
  4. Fold the accordian in half and then wrap the wire or twist tie around the middle of the accordian.  The fold will show you were to put the wire.
  5. At the end of the top of the wire be sure to make a loop.  This is where you will attach the fishing line to hang the pom pom from the ceiling.
  6. Spread out one half of the accordian and pull apart one sheet at a time from the bottom (so you don’t tear the sheets…as I learned from experience).
  7. Continue this for each sheet so that you form a ball shape.
  8. Turn over to the other half and repeat for the other half.Fluff out the tissue paper so that it is full all around the pom pom.
  9. Tie the fishing line to the loop.  I used a double knot to secure it firmly.  I didn’t want them to fall on my daughter when she was in her bed…although they would be super soft.  Leave the fishing line long.
  10. Determine where you want the tissue pom poms hanging from the ceiling and then tie the fishing line to your nail so it reaches the right length.
  11. Nail into place (or use your tacks or command strips).

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These are really pretty easy and quick to put together compared to these Tissue Rosette Kissing Balls that I have in my middle daughter’s room now.  I found my tissue paper at a local party supply store and was able to find several colors I liked.  I really love how they finish off the room.  These would be fun in a nursery too wouldn’t they?

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I have seen them used for shower and wedding decor as well.  Such a fun a versatile little craft that you can whip up while catching up on your favorite movie or television show! I don’t always take a lot of time to sit down and watch tv, so sometimes I enjoy crafts that give me an excuse to catch up on a show!

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I am now getting requests from my other girls to add a couple of these Tissue Pom Poms to their rooms!  I might even want some for my room…not sure the husband would go for that though (haha!)

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If you missed the other details of her room and are interested, you can find more details and photos in this past post…Girls Room Reveal.

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Outdoor Gazebo Project

*This is a sponsored post on behalf of Lowes.

I LOVE being a Lowes Creative Blogger for a lot of different reasons.  One of those reasons is that I feel motivated to get some of the bigger projects off of my to do list!  The deadline helps motivate my husband and I to just do it instead of procrastinating.  As I have mentioned earlier, we are really pushing ourselves to get these last few projects done.  We want to be done so we can just enjoy things with the kids.

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This Gazebo in our backyard needed some serious work and paint when we moved in 11 years ago.  But it was so low down on our list of important things to do, we just kept putting it off.  It was more of a “fort” for the boys to make mud pies in and store their stick collection when they were younger.  Then it became a “playhouse” for the girls.

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When we were challenged to do an outdoor patio makeover, I knew that it was time to finally turn this into a nice area that we could enjoy.  The kids are getting older and are starting to host their friends at our home for get togethers.  We wanted it to be an area they (and the family) could sit in and enjoy.

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So we scrapped off all the old paint with a wire brush and then painted it with some Stain Paint that we picked up from Lowes.  It is great for outdoor areas and lasts so much longer than an outdoor paint as it penetrates into the wood like a stain.  The roof needs new shingles and someone to get up there and fix that crooked weather vane…but that is going to have to be another day ;)!

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The kids were great helpers and actually begged us to let them paint.  That lasted about 30 minutes…haha!  But the two older boys stayed and helped us finish almost to the end.  I tell you…painting lattice is not my favorite.  That is some tedious work!

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We picked up some black patio chairs from Lowes (four of them) and this bench and added some green and gray striped pillows just like the ones we used on our Front Porch Makeover.  I LOVE them and was so happy when they still had some in stock.

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We picked up this wood burning fire pit last year from Lowe’s and will now keep it in the Gazebo and out of the elements until we are ready to use it.  Then we can move it out onto the patio when we want to use it to make ‘smores!

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We also picked up a couple of green flower pots and planted some colorful Petunia’s to bring so me color to the Gazebo and patio area!

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I am loving how it has really improved that whole area.  Now I just need to keep it free of mud pies and sticks :)!  But who am I kidding…they will still happen and I am okay with that.  The kids are growing up way to fast.

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Office Craft Room Tour

Today I am so excited to FINALLY share with you my finished Office / Craft Room reveal as part of Angie, from Country Chic Cottage’s Craft Room Tours Series.  Be sure to head on over and check out the other craft rooms that are also a part of this fun series…after you check out mine!

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This room has been a LONG time in coming and no one could be happier that it is finished than I.

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We moved into our home 11 years ago and it needed some serious work.  We LOVED the home but it had sat empty for about 5 years and then in the last year it was occupied by several teenagers/young adults.  It was pretty torn up inside…but with some work we knew it could be nice again.

The home has been a work in progress continually in small phases and I am happy to say we are getting so close to getting it finished.

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The picture above is from the first year we lived in the home.  The room the office is in is actually the one in the back of the photo connected to the living room.  We added the French Doors about 2 years ago the same time we had the wood floors laid.  To see the pictures of that process you can go here:

Office Makeover Progress

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The picture above is how the Dining Room was before we turned it into the office.  We hardly ever ate in the dining room and it was a prime space in the home that was not being utilized.  My craft room was upstairs and we TEENY.  It was busting at the seams and all my projects ended up on the kitchen table due to the cramped conditions of the room. To see the images of that room, you can check it out here:

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You can enter the room from the Kitchen and the Living Room.  We added some French Doors to separate the Office from the Living Room so that we could shut the doors if we needed too, without blocking any of the natural light.

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We had some cabinets built so that I could fill them full of all my craft and work supplies.  I LOVE having everything in one room.  It makes working on everything so much easier instead of having to go from room to room to gather my work supplies.

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We also added a spot for me to work on the computer at a desk.  It has been adopted by several of the kids as their favorite homework spot as well.

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I LOVE my Charlie Brown Lemon tree! It looks pretty sad, but I am so excited for the lemons.  There are 4 tiny green lemons growing on it right now!! Hopefully I can keep it alive.  I have had it since September…so far so good (knock on wood).

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I will be sharing the tutorial and pattern for the pillow on my yellow chair in an upcoming future post for any of you who might be interested!  I kinda love it!

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We made the yellow Apothecary Cabinet, which some of you may remember from a past post.  If you are interested in how we built it, you can find the tutorial for that here:

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The cabinet is filled with all of my Cricut and Silhouette supplies.  To see how I made the bulletin board, check out this post:

Office Bulletin Board

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We picked up this light from Lowe’s and I love the vintage look it has.  It also comes with the vintage light bulbs, which of course, I had to get…cause you know…The IDEA Room!  It is one of my favorite features of the room.

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I am loving having the extra work space and love that it is on the main floor.  Although, it can tend to get pretty messy when I am working…  Having it on the main floor, I am more motivated to keep it clean so that it is not a total wreck when company is over.  But if you know me, you have most likely seen it in a disastrous state!  But creativity is messy right?!

What do you think?

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