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
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!
Step 2: I took a set of 4 4-inch sheets and created a 1-inch fold, as seen in the picture.
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!
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.
Step 4: Then, take your scissors and round off the two edges of the folded sheet.
Step 5: Snip off two small triangles in the middle of the folded piece as shown in the picture.
Step 6: Take some twine to tie the folded piece together. Knot it twice!
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!
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?
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!
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!
Enjoy making these pretty tissue pom pom’s!