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Tissue paper pom-poms




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.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



You will need:



10-12 sheets of tissue paper
Scissors
Pipe-cleaner
Ribbon or invisible thread & needle

Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms




What to do



1. Unfold all the sheets of tissue paper and lay them on top of each other.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



2. Starting at one of the short ends, fold the wad of paper over by about 1-1 inches and press the crease with your finger.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



3. Flip the papers over and fold again, pressing the crease.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



4. Continue flipping & folding the papers concertina style (like a fan) until you reach the end.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



5. Fold the papers in half to find the centre point, press the crease then unfold.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



6. Trim one end into a curve shape.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



7. Fold the papers in half and trim the uncut end to match the curved end.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



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.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



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.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



10. Change your hold on the centre so that you can separate the layers on the other side.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



11. Separate the layers on the second side in the same way, alternating front and back until all the layers are separated.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



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).



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



**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**



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms



13. Re-fluff the tissue and hang-up by the thread/ribbon.



Things to make and do - Tissue paper pom-poms




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