Pom Pom Tutorial

I had several people ask for a tutorial on how to make a pom pom to hang in your classroom. These are SUPER easy and SUPER cheap! :) This is my first tutorial so here goes:
1. Purchase tissure paper in the colors you want. These are 97 cents at Wal-mart and they have LOTS of colors!

2. You will also need floral wire (also from Wal-mart).
3. Choose which ribbon you would like to hang them from in your room. You can do white to blend in with the ceiling or fun colors to contrast the pom-pom.
4. Begin by unfolding the packet of tissue paper. Keep it all together. You need the whole packet to make 1 pom-pom.

5. Fold the tissue paper accordian style (forward, backward, forward, backward) about 2 1/2 inches thick.

6. Tie a piece of floral wire around the center of the folded tissue paper.
7. Tie the ribbon that you are going to hang the pom-pom from at the part of the floral wire that you tied. This will be the TOP of your pom-pom (the part that faces the ceiling). Cut the floral wire to leave only about an inch tied.
8. Cut each end of the folded tissue paper in a semi-circle. (You can also do it in a point, but I think the rounded end looks better.) Make sure you have some good scissors!
9. Begin very carefully separating the tissue paper. Hold it by the wire/ribbon and start pulling at the bottom of the pom-pom.

10. Very carefully continue pulling each layer of the tissue paper away from the folded back. Do the right side, then the left. This is 1/2 of the pack pulled toward the bottom of the pom-pom (the part you will see). The ribbon and wire are underneath.

11. Now begin pulling the top apart towards the ribbon. Continue pulling until each layer of tissue paper is separated. Once you have each piece separated, pick and pull (gently) until it looks good. Remember you won't see the top because it will be facing the ceiling but you want it to still look like it is round.
12. You are finished and you can begin another one! This pom-pom took 10 minutes (including taking pictures). Here are a few I did for my daughter's birthday last weekend that I am contemplating putting in her bedroom.

Hope this is easy to understand and read! If you have any questions, please let me know! I would love to see your finished products!


  1. Thanks so much!! So easy!!!

    Jessica Stanford
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  2. I have been planning on making these for my classroom too this summer!!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! That just saved me a lot of time! :)

    Lessons with Laughter

  3. This is awesome! I use the same idea (accordion fold stapled in the middle) to make tissue paper flowers (with smaller pieces of tissue paper of course!) with the kids, but I never thought of using the whole pack of tissue paper to make them! I have to find a place to hang these for next year!

  4. THANKS SO MUCH for posting this! I plan on working on them this summer!

    Carried Away in Kindergarten

  5. Those are so pretty! And they definitely make your classroom much brighter! Thanks for sharing!

    Sara :)
    Smiling In Second Grade

  6. These look absolutely adorable! I am a new follower who found you through A Treasured Teacher's giveaway.
    First Class Teacher

  7. I love these! Thanks for the tutorial! Saying hi from the giveaway at A Teacher's Treasure!


  8. I'm so jealous. Our fire marshall would probably have a heart attack if we used those. But they look so adorable and are so easy to make! :)


  9. Love the way you made the tutorial.