(Closed) Tissue Poms

posted 7 years ago in Decor
Post # 4
Member
24 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

HI! Im actually making pom poms for my outdoor wedding! And they are so cute, in the instructions it says to use eight sheets of tissue paper to make this, but i used 14 it made it look alot fuller and bigger. Even if you are making small ones use 14 sheets. This is what I did.

First of all your going to want to pick  up the colors you want. I found alot of different colors at the local dollar store so its a bit cheaper that way. You will also need white pipe cleaners, sissors, and fishing string.

1.Take 14 sheets of tissue paper and pile them on top of each other.

2.Take a ruler and measure about an inch from the smaller length of the rectangle, from there fold it accordian style. Dont worry if the folds are not exactaly 1 inch just try to eye it.

3. Once it is all folded up, take a pipe cleaner and wrap it around the middle of the folded tissue paper and make a small loop to close it off.

4. Cut each end of the folded tissue paper. You can either cut a round edge, or a pointing edge. I perfer a rounded edge. It makes it look more weddingish.

5. Now spread each end of the folded tissue paper into a fan. Take one sheet of tissue paper and bring it up to the center, then do the same with the other side. Keep doing this until you have finished.

6. Find your loop and put fishing string through it and hang it up, I would recomend hanging them up as soon as they are done other wise they will crumple up.

For smaller ones take the same sized tissue paper and cut it in half and do the same thing!

It sounds difficult at first but once you know what you are doing its simple! Ihave had so many compliments from people who have already them! hope this helps!

Post # 5
Member
2829 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Step by step with pictures!

http://www.justinmarantz.com/index.cfm?postID=573

Someone posted to the DIY section about theirs (search through the decor archives), they made big & little ones.

I think one of the past blogging bees did them too! I hope to tackle these next week 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 6
Hostess
11166 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

@LadyCheri: When my Maid/Matron of Honor got married in March we set about the impossible (IMO) task of creating these lovely tissue balls and were not very successful!! I think of the seven we attempted to make only one came out useable and they were not as easy to make as the directions suggest.

My recommendations from our failed attempts: cut the ends of the tissue paper into some type of shape before folding, don’t just fold with plain ends. Also, make sure when pulling apart the tissue to not rip the tissue but be very careful, the torn tissue made the balls look sloppy. Finally the shorter tissue made better looking balls rather than long floppy tissue which was harder to work with.

Good luck!!!

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