Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ball

9.05.2014

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ball


I always see kits for these hanging pom pom decorations at Michaels and Jo-ann, usually they're Martha Stewart brand and pricey. Then I think to myself why would I pay a lot of money for tissue paper when I have a huge pack of it and could probably make them myself! So that's what I did!

Supplies:
Tissue paper
Floral Wire
Ribbon
Scissors


1. Pick out your color. I decided to make some for Baby G's shower so I used yellow. I thought at the time the sheet (11x17) was too big so I cut it in half and used all the sheets.


2. Fold the sheets of tissue in a zig zag pattern.


3. Secure the tissue paper in the middle with floral wire. Since we didn't have any in the house I improvised by cutting tape in half and wrapping it. Overall that worked alright but made the center a little wider.

4. Thread ribbon under wire so you can use it to hang the ball later.


5. Cut the ends however you would like. I went with the simple point.


6. Gently peel apart the tissue paper layers.




17 comments

  1. I love this! I'm such a huge fan of fun wrapping ideas for gifts and this would be so cute to add to a present!

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  2. ah okay- love this! I am posting a diy tomorrow for tassle garland I made with tissue paper. I'm hosting a party at the end of the month and have been wanting to find a good DIY for these! Awesome

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  3. This is so pretty and very economical! Thanks for sharing :)

    Andrea // CocoDrizzle

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  4. oh wow. This looks pretty easy! It looks like it would be so much harder!

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    1. It does doesn't it? Although I could have made them a little better if I can the wire instead of jerry rigging it with tape but craft and learn!

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  5. What a cool idea! I'll have to try this for an upcoming shower!

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    1. Right?! Plus you can get all kinda of tissue paper and with prints too. It's amazing how much you can customize it.

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  6. These are so pretty! We actually had these last Saturday in my sister's wedding.

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    1. When I was looking in my parents basement for something I found two packages of the bought kind that were supposed to be used for my wedding shower whoops! Glad your sister got to enjoy hers : )

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  7. Hey, this looks so easy and pretty too, nice with the fancy ribbon!

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  8. Easy, right?! I made a bunch in different sizes for a backyard party 2 summers ago. Everyone loved them :)
    ~ Kim Pincombe Cole

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