Have you ever wanted to make your own pretty tissue paper balls to hang for party decor? Today, I’m bringing you my special tutorial to make DIY tissue paper pom-poms with multiple colors that look like flowers. Creating these beauties is easier than you think!
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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 the decor list when I’m hosting birthdays, showers or special events. When I threw a bridal shower for my niece, I included pom-poms as part of my decorations for the fireplace mantel and cake table.
Supplies for Multicolor Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
These tissue paper pom-poms require only four items. How easy is that?
- Tissue paper (8 sheets per pom-pom)
- Ribbon (alternative: floral wire)
- Measuring tape or ruler (optional)
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Steps for Multicolor Tissue Paper Pom-Poms
- To begin, cut your tissue paper in half along the shortest edge. For example, my tissue paper package contained eight sheets each measuring 20 x 20.5 inches, so I cut through all eight layers to form two stacks of 10 x 20.5 inches.
- For multicolor pom-poms, you will replace 1-2 sheets of tissue paper with an alternate color on both the top and bottom layers. Make sure any patterned tissue paper faces right-side-out on both sides.
- Accordion fold the layers of tissue paper, in one-inch segments.
- Once you’re done folding, cut off any excess tissue paper that might stick out unevenly.
- Use either a piece of ribbon or a piece of floral wire to secure the center of the pom-pom. If you plan to hang your multicolored pom-poms, make sure the ribbon is long enough (see my favorite ribbons below).
- 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, you can experiment with making a point at the end of the pom-poms instead of a rounded curve.
If you’re planning a party away from home, I suggest waiting to open your pom-poms at the venue. This will prevent them from getting crushed before they have a chance to wow your crowds.
The finished pom-poms will look like the image below.
I love having the ability to tie in my color scheme, especially with this multicolor version of tissue paper pom-poms.
Now that you know how to make multi-colored tissue paper pom-poms, you can customize them for any birthday, bridal shower, baby shower or other special occasion! I hope you enjoy unleashing your creativity with this DIY party decor.
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