Have you ever wanted to make your own tissue paper pom-poms? Are you looking for easy DIY party decor? Today, I’m bringing you my special tutorial for multicolor tissue paper pom-poms! Making these flower-like party decorations is easier than you think.
I recently posted my free party-planning printables to help you organize your next event, and I devoted one section to party decor. Pom-poms always make my decor list for birthdays, showers and special events. I love having the ability to tie in my color scheme, especially with this multicolor version of tissue paper pom-poms. Be sure to also visit my party decor shop for more inspiration.
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These multicolor pom-poms require only four items. How easy is that?
- Tissue paper (8 sheets per pom-pom)
- Ribbon or floral wire
- Measuring tape or ruler (optional)
- To begin, cut your tissue paper in half along the shortest edge. For example, my tissue paper measured 20 x 20.5 inches, so I folded and cut through all eight layers to form two stacks of 10 x 20.5 inches.
- For multicolor pom-poms, replace 1-2 sheets of your stack with an alternate color on both the inner and outer layers. Make sure any patterned tissue paper faces right-side-out on both sides. The outermost layers will become the “inside” of the pom-poms.
- Fold the layers of tissue paper accordion-style, in one-inch segments.
- Once you’re done folding, cut off any excess tissue paper remaining.
- Use ribbon or floral wire to secure the middle of your folded pom-pom. If you plan to hang your multicolored pom-poms, make sure the ribbon is long enough.
- Trim each end of your folded pom-pom in a curved shape, if desired.
- Open the pom-pom in a fan shape before you begin peeling back each layer.
- Gently pull each layer of tissue paper up toward the center ribbon on each side. Eventually, your pom-pom should start to look like a sphere.
For added texture, try making a point at the end of the pom-poms instead of a rounded curve.
The finished multicolored pom-poms will look like the image below.
While I’ve purchased ready-made pom-poms in the past, I quickly learned I could easily make these myself! I hope you enjoy unleashing your creativity with these multicolor tissue paper pom-poms.