Saturday, February 26, 2011

Tissue Pom Tutorial

Thank you Martha Stewart for starting the tissue pom craze! I never get sick of looking at these colorful puffs that hang from the ceiling.

I used them for my daughter's christening above and I'll be using them again for her first birthday party. I get mine from A Dash of Color on Etsy, but they are very simple to make on your own.

Here's a great tutorial from Martha Stewart

How to Make the Pom-Poms
You'll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.
3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.
4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

Read more at Pom-Poms and Luminarias How-To