Christmas tissue pom poms

Hang from the ceiling, in front of a window or wrap around your Christmas tree instead of tinsel this year. These pom poms are simple to make and can be used for any occasion (make them extra large and hang over a table for pretty party décor.)

You’ll need

  • Tissue paper
  • Thin string or cotton
  • Thicker string for stringing together
  • Large needle
  • Scissors

Paper tissue pom poms


Step one

Layer six sheets of tissue paper and cut to around 15cm by 20cm.

Step two

Starting with the short side, fold the full length of the pile into a concertina fold (so it’s like a paper fan).

Step three

Tie the middle with a short piece of string.

Step four

Round the edges with a pair of scissors.

Step five

Fan open one side and gently pull apart each individual sheet of tissue paper until they’re evenly spaced. Be very careful here as they do tear easily and can be quite tricky to separate.

Step six

Repeat on the other side and fluff out until the pom pom looks even and round. Thread together with the needle and thick string – leaving your desired length in-between – and wrap around the tree.

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