Fluffy, colorful tissue paper balls are a party decor staple. But if you need a bunch of pom-poms in a pinch, there’s no need to pay big bucks for them. It’s more affordable (and super easy!) to make your own with a pack of basic tissue paper. Plus, you can switch up the color combinations of these party pom-poms to suit any special occasion or holiday. String them on a garland, dangle a cluster from the ceiling, use small ones as gift toppers, or simply set them on tables as delicate flower-like centerpieces.
You'll need about 8-12 sheets of tissue paper to make one pom-pom. You can use one color of tissue paper or mix and match for a unique multicolored look. Stack the sheets, then accordion-fold the pile to make about 2-inch pleats. Press down to crease the folds.
Round both ends of the tissue paper stack using scissors to make a scalloped edge. For spiky spheres, cut triangle points instead.
Loop a long piece of wire around the middle of the tissue paper stack and twist to secure. Use a thin craft wire for this; thick wire may be too heavy and tear the paper. Fashion a hanging loop using the excess end of the wire.
Fan out the tissue paper by very gently pulling on each sheet to form a pom-pom. Ruffle and reposition the sheets carefully until you get an arrangement you like. Attach a string or ribbon to the wire loop, if desired, to hang the DIY tissue paper pom-poms.
So pretty and easy to make!’