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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tissue Paper Puff Balls


     "Tissue Paper Puff Balls" seems like a really long name for these cute little poofs. I'm working on a room for a 2 year old~soon to be big sister. She's my friend Christine's daughter, Annaliese. This is an already cute room that we are adding some fun elements too to help pull it all together. Along the way I want to show you some of these elements before the big reveal. These poms are going to hang above her reading nook.

     So today I want to give you a tutorial on how to make these cute tissue paper poms. {Poof, Pom, Puff ball~ all the same thing! :) I may use any or all of these terms throughout}


This one is hanging in my daughter's room for now:


Before we go too far, compare the poms. For the yellow one I used 20 sheets of tissue paper. For the large green and the smaller dark pink I used 10. The lesson I learned is that if you want to go big, add a lot of tissue paper! 

Here are the steps:



     1}  I bought these packs at Hobby Lobby and they have 10 sheets each. To get a really tight pom cut the 10 sheets in half to get 20 and stack them on top of each other.

     2}   Lay out your stacked sheets together.

     3}   Begin folding your tissue paper accordian style, kind of like those paper fans you used to make in church when you were little. ;)

     4}  Fold your fan in half lengthwise to find the center and then add a wire and twist tight.



To add some interest, scallop the ends of your tissue paper:


     5}  Start pulling your layers of tissue paper apart.




     6}  And you have a cute little pom. Use the center wire for hanging. You can use these for parties, showers or graduation open houses for a fun pop of color.



     I can't wait to show them to you in the room when we get it done!










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