• How to Make Mini Tissue Paper Poms

    by  • December 8, 2011 • Crafts & DIY Decor

    My apologies for the lack of posts lately. No blogging does not mean that I don’t have any projects going on…it means that I’m working on million different projects!…but none of them are blog-worthy yet in their half-finished state. Not to worry, I am catching up and finally finishing some of them, and you can get excited for many Christmas related posts to come πŸ™‚

    But before I get into the more festive posts, I wanted to explain how to make mini tissue paper poms. Anything in miniature form is automatically cute πŸ™‚ It’s just a fact of life. That’s why I love these tiny poms. I have to preface this tutorial by saying that they are created the same way you make the large tissue paper poms that are for hanging (like the Martha Stewart ones described here). I’m only explaining how to make these because it took me a couple of tries to figure out the right dimensions and number of sheets to get a little pom that forms & fluffs right – so I just want to save you that step!

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    Fold and cut one sheet of tissue paper into sixths.

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    Cut the strips into 3″ish sections. I used my index finger for a rough guide.

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    You’ll have seven stacks, each with six pieces of tissue paper. (So you can make seven mini poms from just 1 sheet!) The sheets end up being about 3″ x 4.5″, if that helps.

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    Take one stack and fold it accordion style in tiny sections.

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    Cut off any leftovers.

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    Knot a piece of string snugly around the center and snip off the excess. If you want to hang your mini poms, use a much longer string & don’t cut it off so you can use that then for hanging.

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    Cut off the ends of the tissue paper – round them for a pom like mine, or cut them into a point for a spikier pom.

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    Starting with one half, spread out the accordion folds.

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    Gently pull apart the individual layers of tissue until they are all separated & evenly spaced.

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    Just repeat on the other half, adjusting the tissue layers as necessary to get a nice full pom. And you’re all done!

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    From here, I glued them to bamboo skewers to make more cupcake toppers (like the yarn ones I explained here).

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    But of course there’s lots more you could do with these cuties too. Hope this was helpful!

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