DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms

DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms

I’m sure you’ve seen the super cute tissue paper pom poms used to decorate parties and rooms all over the internet. And I’m sure you’ve seen how much they cost to buy. Usually upwards of eight dollars for a pack of three! Did you know though that they’re actually super easy and cheap to make? Like, only slightly above one dollar per pom you make! Today I’m going to show you how to make these DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms that are perfect for parties! They’re made of tissue paper which comes in a ton of different colors and patterns, so you can make them to match any event! Here’s what you’ll need!

While you have the tissue paper handy, make a coordinating beautiful tissue paper tassel garland, too!

DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms


  • 10 sheets of tissue paper. I used white because it was easiest to see against my table, but you can make these in any color!
  • Monofilament. This is available in the jewelry section of any craft store, and you can also use thin fishing line.
  • Twine or ribbon. Any that you have on hand, since it won’t be seen.
  • Scissors.
  • Tape, push pins, or command hooks for hanging the poms

Start by stacking all ten sheets of tissue paper on top of each other. Then you’re going to start folding it up accordion style, making the folds about 1 1/2 inches wide. Just fold back and forth until the whole stack of sheets is folded up into one thick accordion stack.

Fold the bundle in half, pinching it in the center. Take your twine or ribbon and tie tightly around this center fold. You can leave the ends square like this if you want.

Or you can trim them into a point or a curve like I did here! Now go ahead and open up the pleats of the accordions like shown. You’ll have two clear sections. Start pulling up the layers of tissue paper carefully one by one.

I start by pulling up 5 sheets from each side of the twine, and then flipping the whole thing over and pulling up the rest of the sheets from the other side. With a little patience and fluffing, you’ll end up with a big fluffy pom pom!

All we need to do now is to hang them up! Cut a length of monofilament, and tie one end of it to the twine in the center of your pom. You can use tape, command hooks, or even push pins to hang them up. I use push pins as I don’t mind tiny holes and I can’t use command hooks on my textured ceiling, so I just tie the monofilament to the pin and push it in. You can also tape the end of the filament to the ceiling or tie it onto a command hook for a more drywall friendly method!

You’re all done! I hope you have a blast making a whole bunch of these DIY Tissue Paper Pom Poms for your next party!

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