Saturday, October 27, 2012

paper pom tutorial

My vision for our little Halloween fete this weekend included some homemade orange and black decorative poms, but apparently this was not an original idea as Joanne's sold out of that color scheme. I could have run around town seeking out said color scheme (I am stubborn) but I am also lazy, so I settled on red and white (I was thinking..."blood" and "skeletons"...creepy enough. 

I used to make little yarn poms in elementary school and tissue poms are basically the same idea. Start with your paper. I believe each package came with about 8 large pieces of tissue paper. 

Accordion fold each bundle. 

wrap a pipe cleaner around the center of the bundle (a rubber band would work nicely here as well).

cut the ends into points or a rounded shape - whatever you'd prefer.

kind of looks like a big piece of farfalla:

now start peeling each layer away causing your pom to fluff up:

And there you have it! A simple decorative pop of color!

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