Monday, November 2, 2009

Make It: Tissue Paper Poms

In gearing up for this season of shows (Cliff Fest on November 15; Jingle Bash on November 21; some other shows in December TBA), I am working on making my displays as pretty and simple as possible. Cue: tissue paper poms. Here's a simple tutorial I found from CasaSugar. I will try my hand at these this week. Wish me luck!

You will need:

  • Tissue paper (20 inches x 30 inches)

  • Scissors

  • Fishing line (for hanging)

  • Floral wire (white works best)
    Pretty paper poms by PartyPoms (say that 10 times fast)

Now make it:

  1. Stack four to eight the sheets of paper on top of one another, depending on you puffy you want them to be.

  2. Fold the sheets into 1.5-inch accordion folds, all the way across.

  3. Prune the ends of the tissue into round shapes, to give them a petal-like look.

  4. Cut about a foot and a half length of floral wire.

  5. Wrap the wire around the center of the folded tissue and secure it by twisting.

  6. Pull apart each layer, separating it from the center, one piece at a time.

  7. Measure the length you'd like to hang your pom from and cut a piece of fishing line.

  8. Knot the fishing line to the floral wire and hang. Fun!
Don't feel like making your own? You can find them on Etsy from PomLove, Orange Kisses, and PartyPoms.


Karmacrochet said...

They look awesome. Good Luck making them!

Laurie Knight said...

At first, I thought these were live flowers. They are so beautiful!