When I was asked what I was up to on Instagram recently, I posted a picture, mid creation, of these Pom Poms.
There were comments left about having talent ha!,
I do not have any crafting skills at all, they are so easy, that even the talentless like me can make them.
I promised a tutorial to prove it.
Assemble – tissue paper, scissors, curling ribbon, ruler and pencil.
I planned to use 9 sheets for each Pom Pom but used 11 in one by accident, it was much better.
Stretch out the sheets, I added the lilac to the top for the middle bit of interest to the pom.
Then measure and draw little lines about an inch and a half apart.
This helps to space the concertina.
Then fold the paper in a concertina fashion to the end.
Fold the paper, still in concertina form, in half.
Then tie a length of curling ribbon around the centre, at the fold, of the paper.
Then cut the ends of the paper. This neatens it up and also gives a nice finish to the pom pom.
I chose to make mine round because I wanted a nice soft effect, but I have seen them pointed and they look good too.
Open the concertina and start to carefully separate the layers of tissue paper.
This can be quite tricky because the tissue is so delicate, however it is quite forgiving and any small tares seem to blend in.
There you have it, simple!
But I think they look really effective.
This is what happened to them, I used them to decorate my lovely friend at work’s desk.
She is off to marry her soul mate and she deserves health and happiness always.
The possibilities for these Pom Poms are endless, especially when we finally get to hold our “dos” in The Chapel – I think they will look great!
Have a lovely day!