Growing up in my household, I was in DIY heaven. My parents were artists, which means that creativity was involved in everything that we did. Homemade gift-giving was big, and we especially loved making sure that our packages were beautifully wrapped with care. And so, I developed my love for gift wrapping and creating pretty gift toppers—like my colorful pom poms. Today I am sharing a project that is based on those pom poms but with a festive twist. These tissue pom poms are particularly great for DIY party decor, and they are so easy to put together!

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Hip, Hip, Hooray, USA!

With Memorial Day and 4th of July coming up, I went for an Americana theme using my new Americana tissue paper pack for my tissue pom poms. You can make tri-color pom poms like we chose to do. Or you can make solid-colored pom poms. If you want to see what this looks like, I made them in solid colors for my 4th of July bicycle.

With one pack of this tissue paper, you can make five tissue pom poms. The photo tutorial below creates pom poms that are 9 inches in diameter. But you can certainly use this technique to create any size of pom-pom that you would like!

To make this project, all you will need is tissue paper, twine, and scissors. We used baker’s twine with metallic gold stripes to accent our patriotic party theme. You will use this twine to hang the tissue pom poms, so the length of the twine depends on how large you would like your loop to be.

Ready to start crafting? The tissue paper comes in perfect squares, so it does not matter which end you fold it from. I will say that this project is very forgiving, so no need to worry about perfection here. My hope is that you will have fun with it and will share pictures of the 4th of July decorations that you make!

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Tools

Materials

How to Make Tissue Pom Poms

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Fold tissue paper in half and cut along the fold.
  2. Layer 10 sheets of paper—three each of the outside colors and four in the middle.
  3. Beginning on the short side, accordion fold your tissue paper into 1-1.5″ folds.
  4. Continue this fold back and forth until finished. Then tie a 24″ piece of twine snug in the center.

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DIY step by step photo tutorial for tissue pom poms by Lia Griffith

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Explore Your Crafty Side!

Browse some of our other party decor and ideas for inspiration. Or take a look at our tissue paper crafts to explore the material more.

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