Tutorial: fluffier, puffier tissue paper poms

12 Nov

I modified the hugely popular Martha Stewart pom tutorial, as well as this darling Once Wed tutorial for pom garlands in an effort to create a more dense, less floppy pom.

You will need:
10 sheets of tissue paper per pom
florist wire (OR rubber bands)
string, bakers twine, thread, yarn, ribbon or tape to hang or attach

Optional:
bone folder (for crisper folds)
scissor (if you want to ruffle the edges)
ruler (if you want consistent folds, I just rely on my eyes)

Start with 5 sheets of paper stacked. Start folding 1″ – 1.5″ inch accordian files along the long side of the paper (I used Target 20 packs).

pom-1

So, you’ll have the shorter edge in front of you and fold accordian folds from the long edge. Set aside once folded. Repeat with another 5 sheets.

2-accordian-fold

Stack accordian-folded stacks together

accordian-fold

and secure with floral wire , twisting close to the tissue paper. Alternately, you could securely attach a rubber band in the center (in place of the floral wire).

floral-wire

Separate out one of the 4 sections…

fan-out

and start fanning out the sheets gently.

puff-it-out

pom-opening

Pay close attention to getting them fanned near the base too.

pom-6

Continue with the other 3 accordian-folded sections.

pom-7

pom-fluff

Once done, puff and fluff.

pom-1-step-left

Voila!

pom-finished

For more of a mum look, cut the tip of the accordian folds with 2 snips to give it a “sharper” edge. ( make the snips meet at a point like a triangle edge). Or, cut a curve for more variation!

pom-trim-edges

xoxo McKenzie

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