(Closed) Help with DIYing tissue paper poms for a clueless crafter

posted 8 years ago in Decor
Post # 3
8 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would definitely direct you to the Martha Stewart website. Her instructions are classic and very easy to understand. I also would suggest getting your hands on one of her pom kits. 

Don’t be afraid of tissue paper its super easy to work with. If you are going to make these yourself you will need to get your hands on 20″x30″ paper to make the Large poms. 

Here are my instructions that I send out with my poms. I also send along video instructions to demonstrate the steps as well as my tips to the unfurling, fluffing, and storage of the poms.


Guide to fluffing your Poms

Step 1: Attach monofilament to wire loop. The wire has been place in the middle of your pom you do not need adjust it .

Step 2: Fan your pom out by flattening the folds. Begin to peel back the first layer as far to the core as possible.

Step 3: Fluff the first 4 tissue layers and then move to the next side ( you will be opening only half the pom in this step.) Rotation is the key to opening a full and even pom.

Step 4: Repeat above steps

Step 5: Your pom is fully open. Using the monofilament to suspend the pom, begin to fluff and shape your pom


Be very gentle, pull evenly from the core do not tug on the Petal.  Tissue paper is very forgiving, use tape to fix any tears if necessary. 

Its important to remember after the first two layers you will be separating the sheets to the pom, do not tug just guide and separate.


 The after care of your pom is very important. Do not crush the petals of the pom. Gently flatten the pom . Once flat, push down on a hard surface the core to reduce the bulk and store in a container.

Home Décor:

Poms can be taken down for dusting at any point. The Best way to do this is take down and gently shake outside. Refluff and hang!


Please email me for any support questions: [email protected]



Post # 4
110 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

Very easy to make! Follow instructions above! You will not get bored!

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