As mentioned in my last post, it's my "Cinco de Mayo" birthday next weekend...the mini bunting is ready but today was all about tissue paper pom poms to hang around the garden!
What you'll need:
- A4 sized tissue paper in whatever colours you like,
- String or ribbon
Lay the layers of tissue paper in the order you want - I used 12 sheets in total. At this point it doesn't matter too much if the sheets are a little creased as they're going to get folded anyway!
Accordion fold the paper so the folds are about and inch and a half wide.
Fold the folded paper in the middle.
Cut the end of the paper. I went for a rounded end which makes a more petal like pom pom but it also looks really good it you cut out triangle wedges or points for a more spiky pom pom!
Tie your string or ribbon around the middle of the paper.
Start to fluff out the pom pom. Start in the middle - I found it a lot easier to unfold a few sheets at a time to get them in position then unfold single sheets. You need to be quite careful because the tissue paper can rip quite easily BUT it's not the end of the world if it does tear a little!
Once you've unfolded all of the sheets, you'll need to go round the pom pom and fluff it a little in places to make sure it's a good shape.
Now repeat until you have a mountain of pom pom! I also made smaller ones - follow the same instructions but use A5 sized paper and use 6 sheets.