DIY Party Decorations #2 {Tissue Paper Pom Poms}

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For my second party decorations post I’m going to show you how to make your own tissue paper pom poms! When Claire turned one I went a little crazy buying party decorations, including these tissue pom poms for like $5 each.


Doesn’t sound like much, but when you realize how insanely cheap and simple¬†they are to make yourself and the fact that you have to do half the work anyway if you buy them, it starts sounding like a fortune. And really, from the picture above and the one below…can you even tell the difference??


I bought a pack of tissue paper for around $1 at Target and it makes 2 large pom-poms, or 1 big and 2 small or 4 small… you choose! So do the math…that’s quite the price savings!


9 Sheets of tissue paper per pom pom


  • Stack the 9 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other
  • Start folding the tissue paper like an accordion, until it is completely folded


  • find the center {maybe even fold in half if you want to crease it}

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  • Cut enough string to you can make a loop at the top to hang it from
  • Tie the string in the middle. Be sure the ends of the string are at the top of the folded tissue paper, so they don’t get lost


  • Cut both ends of the tissue paper into a rounded shape {or if you want to experiment with different shaped edges, check out this blog post on tissue paper flowers}. If you buy them this is how they come…so as I said before you’re doing half the work anyway and you’re paying much, much more.


  • Start pulling the pieces of tissue apart from each other, Start on one side and then the other


And there you go!! Better than buying them. For sure.



Other posts in this series:

DIY Party Decorations #1 {Party Banner}

DIY Party Decorations #3 {Printable Chalk board sign using PicMonkey}

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