Wednesday, June 19, 2013

DIY Project: How to Make Paper Pom-Poms

This is something I wanted to do for my daughter's birthday last year. It did not materialize because we simply celebrated her birthday at school. Anyway, I made these paper pom-poms for my birthday party this weekend. After the party, I am planning to hang them in my daughter's room and make them serve as permanent room decor.

Japanese paper pom-poms, or tissue paper pom-poms as they call it in the States, are fun to make with kids. You can let them help with the folding and trimming of the edges.

Do it in large, medium, or small sizes and also try with different colors. Use these pom-poms to decorate weddings, birthdays, baby showers, and other special occasions. No need to buy, just DIY!

Materials Needed:
-Japanese paper

How to Make Decorative Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Step 1: Create an accordion-style paper by folding all 10 sheets of paper evenly.

Step 2: Fold the accordion paper in the middle.

Step 3: Secure it tightly with a ribbon.

Step 4: Cut the edges in your desired shape.

Step 5: Open the folds and carefully lift each paper all the way around.

Step 6: After doing half up, do the other side until it looks like a ball.

Important Note:
For a large sized pom-pom, use 10 sheets of the whole Japanese paper. For medium, simply cut the 10 layer paper into half and proceed with the folding. Lastly, for a smaller version of the pom-pom, you only need to cut the Japanese paper into four.

There you go. A very quick and easy way of making paper pom-poms. Have fun decorating! :)


  1. Nice! This is very handy especially when you plan to design a room for a party! Thanks for the tutorial! :D

  2. i like DIYs! I;m sure your little girl had fun helping you make these :)

    btw, I tagged you in my latest post :)

  3. Cool! I remember my decorating days para sa school activities before. Nakakamiss din pala :)

  4. i love crafts! this is great for dessert tables decors and baby showers :)

  5. Oh wow... this is nice. I suck at DIY projects but this seems easy to do.

  6. This is a great idea! I love D-I-Y's. This will be perfect for parties. I'll definitely try this. : ) Great post!

  7. This is a great idea! I love DIY's. This is great for parties. I will definitely try this :) great post thanks!

  8. I don't have much patience for DIY's though I really, really want to try it on my daughter's 2nd birthday. This one looks so easy to do. If ever na mag-DIY ako, eto una kong gagawin. Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. I love doing DIY's and this one is loovve. Might try this on some important occasion.

  10. I made paper pompoms for my daughter's first birthday last year. :) Kapagod, I made about a dozen big ones, sinisingit ko lang every time she took a nap, so it took me a couple of weeks to finish! I hung them in our room before the party. Fun!

    This year, I'm thinking of making these again for my shop naman.

    I wish we had pretty pastel-colored tissue available locally! Would you know where to buy pastel ones?

  11. uy super like! I'll try this nga when Sati turns 4 this year :) Thanks for sharing!


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