Pretty Pink Tissue Pom Poms Garland Tutorial

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You’ve probably seen a multitude of tissue pom pom tutorials – and for a great reason! They’re so pretty, and so easy to make. While planning for our 1-month pretty party, I was very inspired by the blossoming cherry blossoms outside. They’re really the best sign that spring is finally here. Growing up in a tropical country, I’ve never really seen how much weather can affect people and how they view their day. With our winters and rainy days lasting so long, working with pretty pink blossoms makes me oh-so-excited for spring! 

Materials for making tissue pom poms only really involve 3 things: 

  • Tissue paper (in your choice of colour!)
  • A pair of scissors 
  • Twine

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Step 1: I took 4 sheets of tissue paper. I cut the sheet horizontally and then I cut it into 4-inch strips. I had wanted to create small tissue pom poms so that I can make them into a garland, and because small pom poms look like cherry blossoms! 

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Step 2: I took a set of 4 4-inch sheets and created a 1-inch fold, as seen in the picture. 

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Step 3: Then, I flipped the sheet and folded it an inch again. And then I flipped the sheet and folded it another inch. It’s a bit hard to explain, but I hope the picture helps! 

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Fold all the way until the very end of the sheet. Don’t worry about being too exact with the folding! It doesn’t matter as much. Snip off any excess if you like. 

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Step 4: Then, take your scissors and round off the two edges of the folded sheet. 

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Step 5: Snip off two small triangles in the middle of the folded piece as shown in the picture. 

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Step 6: Take some twine to tie the folded piece together. Knot it twice! 

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Step 7: Then here’s the fun and also tricky part – opening up the folded tissue! Remember how we had folded 4 sheets together? Try to separate those sheets out  one by one. Start from one side so that it opens up like a fan. I found this video tutorial easy to follow as well if I’m being vague! 

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Step 8: Do the same on the other side… and voila! It’s oh – so – pretty! Fluff it up as much as you need to make them look just like a flower. It really does resemble cherry blossoms, doesn’t it? What do you think? 

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You can actually make quite a bit of them from just 4 sheets of tissue, and you can even try alternating different coloured tissue for a different style! :) 

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Use the remaining twine to secure it onto a longer piece of twine to make the garland. Put them up in your room or hang them from the ceiling for a party! They’re not so hard to store either, because even though they get compressed, you can always fluff them up. And compared to real cherry blossoms, they won’t wilt! 

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Enjoy making these pretty tissue pom pom’s!

Love, K.       

About Karla Lim

Karla Lim is a marketing gal by day and a photographer/graphic designer/blogger/webmaster/calligrapher/crafter by night. Follow her on Google+

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16 Responses to Pretty Pink Tissue Pom Poms Garland Tutorial

  1. Rachel April 12, 2013 at 9:10 am #

    These are so sweet!! xx

    • Karla Lim April 12, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      Rachel, have I told you how much I love your blog? Glad you like these!

  2. Jojo April 13, 2013 at 3:45 am #

    How have I only just discovered you blog?! It’s amazing! I am in love! XXX

    • Karla Lim April 13, 2013 at 8:05 am #

      Awww I’m so glad you like it!!! Your blog looks so cool too! Will definitely visit it again and look for some inspirations!

  3. Jacquelynne Steves April 19, 2013 at 5:49 am #

    Very pretty! Perfect project for Spring.

    • Karla Lim April 19, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      Yes it is! I’m planning to use them again for my cousins baby shower! Multi-purpose! Haha

      • J Wedel April 23, 2013 at 8:47 am #

        I’m going to use them at my vendor tent for my business. Thank you for the tutorial on how to connect it to twine! I couldn’t find a decent DIY with TRUE step by step instructions, and your pictures helped a lot!

        • Karla Lim April 23, 2013 at 8:56 am #

          You’re very welcome! :) take a photo of your setup – we would love to see your finished product.

  4. julie May 1, 2013 at 5:40 am #

    The color pink – love these! Happy to have discovered your blog.

    • Karla Lim May 1, 2013 at 10:11 am #

      We’re really really happy to hear that :) Your website is fabulous too! :)

  5. Riti KIDS BEANIE PHOTO PROP ART & CRAFT August 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    Awesome :) I am in LOVE with those cute pink colour garlands :)

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