How to Make a Tissue Pom Pom

What’s the newest trend in party decor? Tissue pom poms, of course! Even Martha Stewart has labelled these a “good thing.”
{photo courtesy Martha Stewart}


These pom poms make a big impact and are an inexpensive decoration for any party! The best part, they are so easy to make! I used the tutorial found on Martha’s site as I made mine. 
I found my tissue paper at Target. They have a really fun assortment of colors for $1.99 per pack. I’m sure your local dollar store has them for even less!
First you have to decide what size flowers you want. I wanted two different sizes so I cut the pink tissue in half and the blue in fourths.

After you’ve cut the paper to size, stack the paper evenly, one sheet atop another {as it is packaged}. You’ll want between six and eight sheets. Begin folding, back and forth, accordion-style. Once you have folded the tissue, secure  it in the middle using string or wire. If you use string, be sure to leave enough excess so that you can hang it.

Cut the ends of the tissue in the desired shape {round, angled, etc.} Then spread out the tissue so it looks like a fan. 

Beginning in the center, separate the layers of tissue paper, pulling them apart to “fluff” your flower.

Hang the pom poms at different lengths in a cluster or individually around the room.

Aren’t these FUN!

34 thoughts on “How to Make a Tissue Pom Pom”

  1. So pretty!! I love making these. We would hang them in our store windows in the spring time with all the kids gardening goodies on the front table. I even have the Martha Stewart tissue pom pom maker. It's in the box in a drawer :o( I need to pull it out.

  2. I actually found the tutorial for these at Miss Mustard Seed also, and am planning to make some for my daughter's baby shower…yours turned out gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I am having a golf party at the end of the month… I thought they would look lovely in white… sort of like golf balls, but, you know, prettier!

  4. I'm laughing a little because I just made a bunch of these for a baby shower last weekend. Great minds think alike!

  5. This tutorial is bringing back memories of CE for me with all of those tissue poms! It was so great to finally meet you in person! You are just the sweetest ever! I can't believe I didn't get any photos of us (and neither did Joon, my official CE photographer). If you got one will you email me? I would love a copy! Keep in touch!

  6. LOL! YOu are on a roll. I looked at the two ahead of me and thought, GORGEOUS! Something I would like anyway! And it was you again! ADORE!!!

  7. Hi there Jen, I am Heidi from your Blog Guidebook Group. Your blog is wonderful-very focused on your theme/purpose and lots of cool content! I look forward to working with you!

  8. Hi…I am also in your BGG. This is a very nice tutorial! I love that the trend is really going toward handmade and unique rather than mass produced stuff!

  9. These look great Jennifer, you just change the color and it fits pretty much any party theme! I have to throw a baby shower at the end of summer for a friend. I need to pick your brain!

  10. These poms are adorable. You're really good at making them…I tried and ripped up all the tissue paper…maybe it was too cheap or something.

    Good luck with the Blog Club!


  11. Very cute!
    I just love the looks of them! They add so much color! Thanks for the inspiration! I would love if you linked up to my Make it for less Mondays!

    Hope to see you there!

  12. Very cute! I did a similar one but pointy…

  13. yours are prettier!!!

    Thanks for stopping by itsy bitsy:)

  14. So cute! I'm planning on making these for my friend's baby shower and I can't tell you how nice it is to have a tutorial! Thanks!


  15. I love pom pom's. what a fun party accessory. cute blog!


  16. Those pom poms get me every time!! I've got a baby shower I'm hosting that I think I'll be making a bundle of these for. I would love it if you would share this at my party A Marvelous Mess. I will be picking one project to feature on my side bar for a week!! Here is the link:

  17. This is such a cute idea!!!
    Come and link up your idea at our What I Made Wednesday Linky Party!

    Sweet Peas and Bumblebees

  18. Sooooo cute! I'd love for you to link up at Fun For Kids Friday.

    Jo @ SmileMonsters

  19. those look great!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $40 store credit to get any vinyl decal from Urban Walls.Just leave me a comment telling me which is your favorite design to win.

  20. They look absolutely amazing! It makes me wish I had a little girl, because something tells me the boys in my house wouldn't appreciate huge pom poms for their birthday parties (unless I let them wack them with a stick like a pinata… haha)
    Thanks for linking up with Fun for kids Friday.

  21. I tried making these and it didn't turn out so well….my scissors couldn't cut through the ends! So….I ended up buying some on Etsy from "Pomtastic". www., and they turned out great! I will be buying more in the future, saved me so much time and hassle.

  22. Hi,
    Love the pom poms! I have a quick question: how did you attach them to the ceiling? I am hosting a baby shower this weekend, and I have pom poms, monofilament wire…and no idea how to hang them from the ceiling!

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