Summer is here. Allegedly. So to try and get the sun shining it was time to make some super bright summer themed decorations for my shop.
Tissue paper pom poms are always great for window displays as they are easy to do and look great (even if I do say so myself!).
What you will need:
- 10 or 12 sheets of large tissue paper (I used 10 for these, but you could easily use more)
- Floristry wire
First of all make sure all the sheets of paper are lined up together. Then fold the paper over about 1 inch. Flip all the tissue paper over and fold again making a concertina.
When you’ve folded it all, cut a piece of floristry wire about the same length as the width of the paper and wrap it around the middle with the left over piece of wire pointing upwards on the side of the colour you want at the top. Bend the wire around your finger a few times to make a loop so you can hang it when you’re finished.
Round off the ends by cutting a semi circle. This also nicely tidies up the ends as often the tissue paper moves a little bit as you fold.
Fan the folded paper out and very carefully start pulling the first layer up. Be careful not to rip the paper (although this is easier said than done). When you’ve done the first colour move on to the next layer and so on. When you get half way through flip the pom pom over and do the other side.
To make the smaller pom poms I simply cut five sheets in half to make 10 smaller sheets then cut the ends into points rather than rounding them off.
When they’re complete, thread some cotton through the hoop you made with the wire and pin it to the ceiling. Et voila, pretty paper pom poms!