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Easy DIY Tissue Paper Flower & Poms

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Homemade Paper Pom Poms

How to make your own tissue paper pom poms

My daughter-in-law Ashley made tissue paper flowers, or poms, to decorate for Tawni’s baby shower, my other daughter-in-law. Click HERE to see the post.  Ashley did this tutorial with me so you can make them too.

 These poms are so easy and a very inexpensive way to decorate for many occasions. They could be used for bridal or baby showers, a birthday party, a mom and daughter or daddy daughter activity, a bedroom, or even made up using school colors for the dinner or get-together before or after a high school dance!

The sky is the limit!

Easy DIY Tissue Paper Flower & Poms


10 sheets of tissue paper per pom/flower

Thin wire

Wire cutters



Lay all 10 pieces of tissue paper on top of each other.

Fold up, all sheets together, about 1″Tissue Poms 1

Fold accordion style, back and forth; again at about 1″ per fold.Tissue Poms 2Continue folding accordion style all the way to the end of the tissue paper.Tissue Poms 4Cut a piece of wire about 12″Tissue Poms 5Wrap the wire around the folded tissue paper, keeping it flat, do not bunch.Tissue Poms 6

Twist the wire, then fold it on top of itself to tuck in ends of wire and to secure tissue paper together.Tissue Poms 7Cut end into a ‘V’Tissue Poms 8

Tissue Poms 9Cut other end so both are a ‘V’ shape.Tissue Poms 10

Fan out sides.Tissue Poms 11Pull ONE sheet of tissue up to the middle.

Pull ONE sheet of tissue on the OPPOSITE side up to the middle.Tissue Poms 12Continue this step, gently pulling up one side; then alternating to the other side.Tissue Poms 13

Tissue Poms 14

When all the sides are lifted and pulled up, shape and form it to even out any open spots.Tissue Poms 15For a smaller pom, again use 10 sheets of tissue and cut it in half.Tissue Poms 16As directed above make 1/2″ folds, accordion styleTissue Poms 17Secure with wire, trim the ends to a ‘v’, then begin to pull the tissue to the center, alternating sides.Tissue Poms 18And there you have a small flower or pom!Tissue Poms 19Tissue Poms 20Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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  1. heidi says:

    Oh, these are so pretty, and they add so much color to everything.

  2. Chrissy says:

    These came out beautifully! Makes me wish I had a boy somewhere in this mix to make some! haha

    Thanks for sharing at “That Friday Pinterest Party”

  3. I remember doing these as a kid, and totally forgot how to do them now as an adult! Love it!

  4. Hi Carrie – I absolutely love these tissue paper creations and the multi-colors are beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing at Best of the Weekend and will be pinning to our party board. Hope you have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week!

  5. Linda says:

    What a pretty & festive idea! Thanks for visiting Night Owl Corner….just stopping by to check out your blog too!

  6. I remember making these when my daughter was in girl scouts. They always looked liked peonies to me:) Thanks for sharing on Four Seasons Blog Hop~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

  7. Monica says:

    Thanks for sharing at Family Fun Friday. Featuring this post! Pinned.

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