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!
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.
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! :)