Tissue paper pom-poms are an inexpensive, easy to make, beautiful party decoration. As tissue paper comes in an array of colours, you can make them for any number of colour themes & occasions. The pom-poms are very delicate, so unless you are going to leave them hung-up all the time, they are really a one party decoration as they flatten when stored.
1. Unfold all the sheets of tissue paper and lay them on top of each other.
2. Starting at one of the short ends, fold the wad of paper over by about 1-1½ inches and press the crease with your finger.
3. Flip the papers over and fold again, pressing the crease.
4. Continue flipping & folding the papers concertina style (like a fan) until you reach the end.
5. Fold the papers in half to find the centre point, press the crease then unfold.
6. Trim one end into a curve shape.
7. Fold the papers in half and trim the uncut end to match the curved end.
8. Wrap a pipe-cleaner around the centre point and twist to secure. Trim and then fold it back on itself to hide any sharp ends.
9. Hold the centre point and gently separate the tissue layers on one side, alternating separating the front and back layers until all the layers from that side are separated.
10. Change your hold on the centre so that you can separate the layers on the other side.
11. Separate the layers on the second side in the same way, alternating front and back until all the layers are separated.
12. Tie a hanging loop to the pipe-cleaner with a long length of ribbon or invisible thread (if hanging by thread, it will be easier to use a needle when wrapping around the pipe-cleaner).
**TOP TIP - Using invisible thread to hang the pom-pom by will give the impression of the pom-pom floating in the air -TOP TIP**
13. Re-fluff the tissue and hang-up by the thread/ribbon.