Cut it along the fold, so you will have two sections with 5 sheets of paper in each section. Since these will be the smallest pom-poms, I refold them, accordion folds style, only smaller than the original fold (see photo after the photo below).
I was asked to make some beautiful decorations for a baby shower recently and ever the one to over commit to things, I said yes. Lucky for you- I had to relearn how to make tissue paper pom poms in the process, so I can share the details!
The last method I tried was using coffee filters to make the tissue paper pom poms, which did take a bit more work but have a very unique look about them. The coffee filter pom poms look a bit like lanterns and I feel they have a texture that compliments the fluffy tissue paper flowers nicely.
The note above about using more layers of paper is where I see other tissue pom-pom tutorials go wrong. Ten sheets of tissue paper are not enough for a large paper pom-pom. Once the size goes beyond 12 inches, you need to add more layers. At 12 inches I added 5 more layers and at 18 inches, I added 10!
If you make larger pom poms and only use 10 sheets, your tissue pom-pom will now look layered or fluffy but thinned out. We want these tissue paper pom poms to look like super fluffy layered flowers and the only way to get that look is to make sure your tissue paper is layered very well.
You can trim the edges any way you wish. Adding a pattern to the edges really gives the tissue paper pom poms a floral look. I experimented and I liked the scalloped edge look the best as they look like big fluffy peonies in the end.
Go slow. The tissue paper tears very easily, so be patient (unlike me!) and keep going layer by layer pulling in toward the center. Do half of the layers toward one side and then flip it over and do the same for the backside.
Tissue paper pom poms are easy to make and don't take much time to pull together. But, did you know that you can make tissue pom poms with things beyond tissue paper We have instructions for crepe paper streamer pom poms as well as how to make paper pom poms with dyed coffee filters.
Stack eight to ten sheets of tissue paper. Start by folding over about a 1 inch and making a crease. Continue making accordion folds (creasing well with each fold) until you've folded all the tissue paper.
Grab about a 12-18 inch piece of floral wire and fold it in half. Place the wire over the center of the tissue paper and twist so that the wire is taught to the paper and also has a loop on the the other end. This is what you will use to to hang your poms.
If I've scared you or the DIY method just isn't your thing, I suggest just ordering your tissue pom poms or one of these great honeycomb decorations. Purchasing the poms are still an inexpensive party decor item.
I made these for a teen dance party several years ago. I had no budget, so colored tissue paper was out. After making the'flowers', I diluted Rit Dye and sprayed them different colors. They were awesome! Thanks for reminding me of thisfun project!
Stephanie, the \"longer\" the tissue paper, the larger the pom will be. So, in step 2 (see the photo above) you would simply snip the corners off for the longest pom possible. Cut more off to make it smaller. And yes, the more sheets of tissue the \"fuller\" it will be. Hope that helps!
My best friend and I are party planner extraordinaires. We always get excited when it comes time to throw a bridal or baby shower, a birthday, or a holiday party. Paying extra close attention to the little details is our specialty. She has all the ideas, and I am the one that executes them....we just make an awesome team. We threw a bridal shower for her sister, and while the table looked picture perfect, we were still missing something.... thats when the paper pom pom came into play. With just some tissue paper and some patience, we re-created these awesome paper forms that made the event that much more special. ......aaaaaand here's how i did it!
Whatcha gon' need Package of Tissue Paper. You will need roughly 20 sheets (I love the look of varying colors and even cool printed tissue paper will do. I made one with a hounds tooth print and it looked awesome... but for the sake of this i'ble, we are gonna stick with classic white)Thin wire... I used wire i got from the floral section of my craft storeString for you to hang the suckerPliersScissorsA friend (making stuff is always better with a friend)
Take about an inch or an inch and half of paper from the bottom and fold it back over the rest of the paper. Make sure the fold crease is nice and clean, and that you put lots of pressure to ensure that all 20 layers of tissue have a clean crease.Then flip the stack over, and fold over again. You want to have an accordion style fold.
Using the floral wire, you want to twist the wired around the center of the folded tissue paper. Don't tie it too tight, or tie it too lose. Wrapping the wire too tight will make it difficult to pull the tissue apart, causing it to rip and tear. Wrapping the wire too lose will allow it to fall apart. I like it to fit snuggly, while at the same time giving it room to expand.Once it's all wrapped up, snip the excess wire off
Open up the accordion, and hold it from the center where you twist tied the wire.Then take the string, and tie it around the wire. Make sure you tie the string first, because once you start fluffing and pulling the tissue apart, it becomes difficult to find the center wire.Then gently, start peeling the tissue layers apart one by one... start at the top, and slowly work down to the base. Its easy to tear, but try and get as close to the center wire as possible.
I'm from Texas and down there we use these for a variety of occasions. First, I use only half of a full sheet of tissue paper to make paper flowers. A full sheet is really hard to deal with. I usually clip a small \"V\" notch on either side of the center and use a very long piece of floral wire. After fluffing, the long wire is used to attach the flowers to floral stems. Another style of paper flower uses two (or more) colors of tissue paper in layers to give a multicolored floral effect. Finally, a pretty fringed effect can be achieved by thinly cutting into the outer edges of the paper rather than simply rounding them.
Another way you can change it up is by folding more than one color of tissue paper together like I did in the last flower example above. Layer a smaller strip of tissue paper over a larger strip to have a different colored flower center or layer different colors that are all the same size for a striped or ombre effect. There are so many different possible variations. Let your imagination go wild!
Start by straightening 10 sheets of tissue paper on a flat surface. The sheets I used are 2620 inch rectangles and made a pom pom with a 13 inch diameter. I was a little concerned before I started about not having square pieces, but they turned out round!
TIP: The number of sheets and size of the sheets will influence how big (or small) your tissue paper pom poms will be. We personally love the effect you get with seven layers of A4 sized tissue paper. However, you could go as small as 5 inch wide tissue paper, which will use just 4 layers of it.
As long as you can get multiple layers of the same size out of your tissue paper, then this is also a really good project to do if you have some tissue paper leftover from another project such as tissue paper bleeding art.
TIP 1: The number of sheets and size of the sheets will influence how big (or small) your tissue paper pom poms will be. We personally love the effect you get with seven layers of A4 sized tissue paper. However, you could go as small as 5 inch wide tissue paper, which will use just 4 layers of it.
6 - Layer 6 sheets of hot pink tissue paper. I recommend folding a sheet of tissue paper in half to make two layers. If you do this, layer 3 folded sheets (for a total of 6 layers). The sheets should be 16 1/2 inches in length (vertically). Measure 6 1/4 inches wide. This is where you will cut. The final strip is 16 1/2 inches long and 6 1/4 inches wide.
19 - When your flamingo is completely dry, it is time to add glitter. It is very important to make sure the flamingo is COMPLETELY DRY. You do not need to put glitter where the pom poms go. I only glitter the neck, face, and beak. Paint GLUE on the pink part of one side of the flamingo. AVOID the eye area.
26 - Cut the wire on the pom poms very close to the tissue paper. Use the hot glue gun to place glue in the center of the back of one pom pom. Press the pom pom on the flamingo piece exactly where you want it. Hold it there so the glue can dry in place.
27 - Then use the hot glue gun to glue the back layer of tissue paper (of the pom pom) to the chipboard of the flamingo. Do this very sparingly in different spots. You do not and should not glue it all. Please be very careful. Tissue paper is very thin, so it is easy for the glue to leak through and burn you.
Fan your bundle of tissue paper out and slightly flatten the folds. Starting at one half, GENTLY grab your first inside layer of paper and pull up on it towards the center. Repeat this with each piece of tissue staying on the same end and then head over to the other end. You should then have a full pom pom and just adjust if necessary.
Gently pull up the tissue paper one layer at a time. Start from the sides of the paper rather than the ends to help prevent tearing. pull up and toward the center where you tied the whole business together.
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