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Items you need:

  • Tissue- 10 sheets per pom ball
  • Scissors
  • Craft/Floral wire
  • Ribbon

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Before I begin I will have to warn you. My son’s birthday was back in August and I could have sworn I documented every step, but sadly I did not. So I have recreated the steps that I missed which is why you will see steps with different colored images. I assure you the end result will be one that you will be satisfied with.

I have tried many tutorials out there and some I have been really disappointed with, so this tutorial is my tried and tested results!

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Step 1:
Stack 10 sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inch-wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold. (As if you were folding to make a fan)
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After you fold your stack together, it should look similar to this.
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Step 2: Cut the ends off to form a half circle. You can play around with this. I have seen all different style pom balls. To get a spikier effect, cut tips into a triangle.
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Step 3: Tie your craft wire around the center of the tissue. Twist until secured.
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Step 4:
Spread out your tissue to make sure the wire is secured as well as your accordion folds.
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Step 5:
Tie ribbon in center. Make sure the ribbon is long enough, you can always shorten the length before hanging up. Make sure to do this step before separating the layers.

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Step 6:
Fan out your folded tissue stack and start separating each layer, by pulling up and towards the center.

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Step 7: Continue doing this until all layers have been separated and your tissue now looks like a pom ball. Fluff until you have desired ball shape.

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Your tissue pom ball is now ready to be hung and adored!

This tutorial is a part of a Jungle Themed Party, check out the rest of the tutorials here: Jungle Theme Party