Last week I found a DIY from Martha Stewart with on making oversized paper pompoms. Martha sells kits to make these pompoms. I am telling you, these are so easy that you don’t need a kit. Being too cheap to buy the kit, I made these pompoms on my own for a brunch I hosted last Sunday.
Below you will find instructions that are a bit more detailed than Martha’s. DO nto buy the kit, you can probably make these with stuff you have lying around the house.
Step One: Stack 12 pieces of tissue paper overtop of one another. I alternated using three separate shades of blue. Once the sheets are in place, fold the stack like a fan or accordeon.
Step Two: Cut a piece of yarn and tie it around the center of your folded tissue. I used yarn because I had it around the house. Other people have used wire or pipe cleaners for this step. You will end up with a massive tissue bow.
Step Three: Take your scissors and cut the tissue paper edges round. Repeat on both ends of the paper.
Step Four: Starting at the center, unfold the tissue sheets apart one piece at a time.
Stop when you are six sheets in (or half way), flip the pompom over and start opening the paper from the bottom side.
Keep opening the sheets till you have a tissue ball! Just a quick note: Make sure you hang these ASAP. If you leave the pompom sitting for too long the weight of the tissue paper will crush the pompom.
There you have it! Oversized paper pompoms!! I love how they look with my Feist poster and chalk wall.
What do you think? Can I get away with leaving them up until we get a proper light over our dining room table?