Babies, Bow ties and Bubbly : Tissue Pom Poms

TISSUE PAPER POM POMS

How fun and easy are these tissue paper pom poms, I’ve been making these for years. I think I originally saw them on a Martha Stewart show or in the magazine. I started getting her magazines in 1995 and just stopped my subscription last year as I usually just go online now. I think that comment just dated me. As a reference, here is a link to the website that shows how to make them http://www.marthastewart.com/265163/pom-poms-and-luminarias-how-to These are so easy that the 6 and 8-year-old were making them with adult help. The hard part is finding inexpensive tissue paper in the colors you want.

Materials needed:

Tissue paper
Ribbon for tying center and hanging
Scissors for cutting ends (if desired)

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When you make your stack of 20 tissue paper you can adjust the size of the pom pom by adjusting the width. My tissue was purchased at the Dollarama and I just cut the stack in half to make the pom pom and counted out 15 sheets for mine. That way one package made 4 pom poms. I cut ribbon in 48 inch sections in coordinating colors to tie these

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Nice to have and extra set of hands.

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A pile of pom poms

20130808-095445.jpgHanging over the cake table

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