Monday, October 18, 2010

Pom-Pom tutorial

Pom-poms are an oldie but goodie and I think they really add a festive feeling to any party decor. You can buy them already made but why do that when you can make them so much cheaper yourself? Homemade pom-poms really are very simple (and inexpensive) to do, here's the step by steps to do it yourself and save a few bucks!

Supplies needed:
8 or 9 sheets of any color tissue paper
6 inches of craft wire
a couple of feet of twine

Step 1: Accordian fold the tissue paper in 1 1/2 - 2" strips (the folds don't have to be perfect, as you can see my bottom fold is much smaller than the top). You can buy packs of colored tissue paper at Walmart for about 99 cents each.

Step 2: Twist the craft wire in the middle of the tissue paper to secure the folds. (Not shown in the pic: at this stage its also helpful to tie the twine in the middle for hanging purposes, but you can do this step later if you forget like I did).

Step 3: Trim both ends of the tissue paper in points or curves.

Step 4: Fan out the folds.

Step 5: Gently fluff each sheet, one at a time, working from the center outwards. All done!

PS. In the pic above you can see that I trimmed the ends of the white and the light pink in curves and that I did the light green and dark pink in points. I love how it gives them a different look!

1 comment:

  1. I'll need to make these when I get sick of snow! Great touches of color :)



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