DIY tutorial: Tissue paper pom poms

The party decoration of the year!

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I made these pom poms for my mums birthday last weekend.  They were very well recieved and everyone who came was very interested to find out how I made them.  They may look complicated but they were so easy to make, I thought I’d show you how.

You will need;

Tissue paper (8 Sheets per pom pom, 50cmx70cm for large ones)

Twine or ribbon

Scissors

Place eight sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.

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Now fold them all together in a concertina style in widths of about 5cm. Keep folding back and forth until you then have one long strip.

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Take a piece of string, twine or ribbom and tie it securely around the middle of the strip.

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Cut each end of the paper into a curve.  Use strong scissors and keep the paper as straight as possible.

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Fan out each side.

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Gently tease each layer of tissue paper out as far as they will go. Be careful not to tear them.

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Puff it up with your fingers and attach another piece of ribbon to the middle tof the pom pom to hang.

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Gorgeous!

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