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.
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.
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
command strip hook (or small nail or tack)
- Place all 15 sheets of tissue paper together.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- Continue this for each sheet so that you form a ball shape.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nail into place (or use your tacks or command strips).
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?
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!
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!)
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.
You may also be interested in How to make a Pom Pom (7 techniques) from Red Ted Art