Wednesday 5 December 2012

Pom Poms and Parties

Over the weekend my big girl turned 10 - I don't know where those years went! I decided I was going to turn my hand to paper pom pom making for her party. My first attempts weren't so good, but I definitely got better, and even quite enjoyed my last ones.

The photos below were my guide, and you can find the originals here. Or check out the latest Your Home and Garden mag, and their video here.

Start by putting about 10 sheets of tissue paper in a pile. My biggest ones were 50cm x 70cm, but I made some half that size too. Fold the pile in accordion folds (like you're making a fan) roughly 3cm each. When you've finished folding, cut each end into either a round or a 'v'.

Use a piece of florist's wire to fold over the centre of your folded strip, twist and make a hook. Now you can fan each end out, and gently start pulling the pom pom petals out. Try and make it puffy and round (some of mine were a bit squashed looking!).

The Honeycomb balls were fab too. Mine came from the lovely girls at The Pretty Baker.

I hung them on the day with cellotape - luckily it didn't damage our ceiling! But I have since found better solutions, thanks to my awesome Facebook followers. Next time I will use 3M hooks - you can get clear mini hooks that would be perfect. Another suggestion was white thumb tacks, although that would leave tiny holes.

I love how Anna Spiro and her team at Black & Spiro hung their honey comb balls along a length of string, featured in the latest Adore mag. This would just require two hooks on each end - brilliant!


  1. yes i have made these before, and mini ones for on top of pressies...thanks for the tip with the 3m hooks...i was wondering how to do it too without putting holes in the ceiling.Hope your daughter had a lovely birthday!

  2. Awesome Vic. Looks Fab! Go you! x

  3. Oh I love those pom poms and your pink wall is stunning Vic. I hope you all had a wonderful day, yes enjoy them while they are young, my eldest son just turned 30 and I have no idea where the years went!

    Lee :)

  4. Fantastic! I pinned some of these ideas for hanging them as permanent decorations in the living room a while ago so I’ll be adding this to my DIY list! Adore that pink wall in the kitchen and the bunting made of magazine covers (genius) and happy belated birthday to your not-so-little one!

  5. They look fantastic! I bet the girls loved them. Thanks for posting that actually because I want to make some for Christmas but couldn't quite remember how.

  6. I love these! Especially love the tutorials too, I've purchased some tissue paper and just awaiting the opportune moment to make some for my little guy's room!!

    :) Hazel

  7. Oh they turned out fantastic Vic. I've always thought they were really sweet in a nursery as well.

  8. I thought you did an amazing job - they look gorgeous!! x

  9. I've made these a few times too Vic. They aren't too bad once you get the hang of them! Yours look great :)

    Abbey x


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