How To Make Pom Pom Tissue Flowers


image from MarthaStewart.com

Paper flowers are such an easy creation you can make with tissue paper. They’re fun, vibrant and colorful – a great way to decorate for a party or room decor.  Martha Stewart sells the pom pom kit – if you would like to purchase the kit. Remember the darling nursery room post last week with all the flower pom poms? In case you didn’t see:

tissue paper flowers

Here are easy step-by-step instructions to make giant paper flowers:

Step 1
Take 10 sheets of tissue paper – lay on a flat surface. I used 20″ x 30″ sheets. Starting at the short end, make a fold at least 1.5 inches wide. Simply fold accordion-style – flip tissue stack over and make another fold. Continue folding until you get to the end of the tissue. Make sure to press firmly creasing with each fold.
Step 2
Wrap a pipe cleaner (or florist wire) tightly around the center of your folded tissue.

Step 3
Make two cuts at the very end of the stack to make a point or round it – depending on the look you want. Repeat on the other end.

Step 4
Gently pull each piece of tissue towards the center of the flower, separate each tissue sheet from the others one at time. Fluff and fiddle with until the desired shape is found. These flowers are approximately 18″ in diameter.

 

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Posted on June 2, 2009
 
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  1. Diane @ kidoozy.com says:
    June 2, 2009

    These are soooo much more impressive than the ones the kids and I have made…..we’re going to have to practice them and hang some on the girls bedroom ceiling.

  2. Amy says:
    June 2, 2009

    Thank you for this tutorial! I was just thinking about adding some whimsy to my daughter’s room. This will be perfect!

  3. Family American Style says:
    June 2, 2009

    They are so cute. I love the vivid colors.

  4. Jennie Bender says:
    June 3, 2009

    Love this, saving the thought for future wedding decor ideas! Love it! Thanks so much. I am telling my friends about your blog, it is so festive=)

  5. V and Co. says:
    June 5, 2009

    okay i've been waiting to feel good about buying the martha stewart ones and cant justify the $10 for tissue paper! but now i can do it! thank you so much for the tut. i'll link it if i do it on my blog!

  6. Amanda says:
    June 7, 2009

    Thank you!! I made these the other night for a princess party and they turned out great – I bought a 10 pack of colored tissue paper for $0.69 at a discount store.

  7. Tammy says:
    June 15, 2009

    Is there a reason why mine keep coming out with a flat bottom area? I am feeling really stupid that I just can't get them to be a ball shape. I am using 10 sheets of tissue. Is there a certain way you are supposed to pull the paper? I am holding the folded end and pulling it down towards that is that right. Please help I have a wedding in a week and I need to get this sorted out. Thanks

  8. Nalda says:
    June 21, 2009

    Ooh I've been looking for directions that were very clear. Thank you for all the wonderful ideas!!

    New Reader and definitely returning.

  9. A Magical Childhood says:
    July 9, 2009

    I just wandered in and love this idea! I linked it on my blog. They're so lovely and my kids would have a blast making them. Thanks!

  10. Tracy says:
    September 22, 2009

    You can pair these with some round paper lanterns (www.beau-coup.com/round-paper-lanterns.htm) for a really great look.

  11. The Wood's says:
    October 7, 2009

    How is the best way to hang these or the round paper lanterns on the ceiling for a nursery?

  12. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:
    October 8, 2009

    Hang cup hooks (or utilty hooks) and attach monofilament line to the lanterns or pom poms. Make sure the hooks are large enough to hold the weight.
    Toni

  13. birguzelciftiz says:
    December 17, 2009

    hello,this very beatiful…
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    selam ile…

  14. Term papers says:
    January 12, 2010

    What a great photo instruction for making Pom Pom tissue flowers. I was always afraid of making them. I should give it a try now. Thank you!

  15. Ange says:
    January 14, 2010

    I think they are just gorgeous, although i wonder how they would turn out if you instead used Tulle…..???? I think Tulle would look equally as fluffy & would last longer etc (although no one will be playing with the paper ones anyway). I'm going to attempt making them in Tulle for my girls bedrooms, thank you for that link , they are gorgeous & will be a lovely feature.

  16. Ange says:
    January 15, 2010

    I think they are just gorgeous, although i wonder how they would turn out if you instead used Tulle…..???? I think Tulle would look equally as fluffy & would last longer etc (although no one will be playing with the paper ones anyway). I'm going to attempt making them in Tulle for my girls bedrooms, thank you for that link , they are gorgeous & will be a lovely feature.

  17. Tes says:
    March 18, 2010

    I just made a practice pom-pom with clearance tissue paper I bought from Target. The pop-pom turned out really well for being multi-colored and my first attempt! Now that I know what I'm doing I can find paper to match the playroom and go crazy! 🙂 Thanks so much!

  18. Laura says:
    May 17, 2010

    Just made these for my son's party. They are fabulous and really give a great amount of color in the room.
    Thanks so much!

    http://daybydaylbc.blogspot.com/

  19. Anonymous says:
    May 24, 2010

    They are fabulous and really give a great amount of color in the room.

  20. Josh and Melinda says:
    July 18, 2010

    So cute and easy! Our local dollar store even carries oversize tissue paper 🙂 Made it, blogged it, linked back to you!
    http://joshandmelindagross.blogspot.com/2010/07/ice-cream-wedding-shower.html

  21. Lindsey says:
    July 24, 2010

    FYI to the commenter who was thinking about tulle, i tried this one:

    http://www.oncewed.com/7560/diy-wedding/decor/diy-wedding-pom-poms/

    but personally, I wasn't thrilled. I felt it looked like those bathroom loofahs. I will be doing these pom poms out of tissue paper. I did several last night from Martha Stewart's kit (DONT spend money on it, it's just floral wire and tissue paper, luckily I got it from a friend), and it turned out awesome. I too couldn't quite get the bottom to fluff out, but I decided to use these as table centerpieces, so it actually works perfectly for me.

  22. dining tables says:
    October 17, 2010

    This is really nice. I love that you shared a tutorial. That was helpful.

  23. theyoungjunker says:
    October 28, 2010

    I tried making these, and they look good all except the middle doesn't get cover. No matter which was I 'fluff' the paper the middle is still exposed…what do i do? I want to make some for a wedding shower im hosting next Friday!

  24. Linda~Blu Embellish says:
    January 24, 2011

    Thanks for the tutorial ! They look great and love the color !

  25. Leticia says:
    February 1, 2011

    Thanks for the tutorial!!! I made some for my sons birthday party this weekend. Great compliments!!!

  26. Beckah says:
    February 12, 2011

    I bought these as a kit from an Etsy store because I just didn't want to take the time to fold them. It turned out great, all I had to do was fluff and hang! Saved me a lot of time. I love these poms, so cute!

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/pomtastic

  27. Jen H. says:
    February 19, 2011

    These Pom Poms are fabulous. My 12 year old daughter decided to make them to hang in her room. They turned out great and add a whimsical component to her room. Thanks for the tutorial!

  28. nightowl_72 says:
    March 24, 2011

    Best tutorial for this I have seen!

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  32. Anonymous says:
    August 22, 2011

    just found 20×20 tissue 30 sheets at the DOLLAR store!

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    October 19, 2011

    I like the design of your blog very much. It looks like a page from fairy tale. I’m really impressed!

  34. Will be making these for my daughters wedding reception. The floral Poms are so expensive & time consuming if you go the DIY route. These seem to have the same effect. Thanks for the tutorial!
    The baby's room decor a cute idea. Love it.

  35. Read Tammy's post. Anxious to try these, but wondering if there are any hints for Tammy's difficulty with Pom having flat bottom?

  36. ten york condo toronto says:
    January 20, 2012

    that is great.

  37. Jacqui says:
    January 23, 2012

    Thank you for the instructions. I'm thinking of making these as decor for my sons 3rd birthday which is trains. I'm doing red, aquamarine blue, and navy I think! Super excited!

  38. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:
    January 25, 2012

    Thank you to everyone for the comments. I love that you found my pom pom flower tutorial helpful!!
    Hugs!
    Toni

  39. JenSmith says:
    January 27, 2012

    I remember making these out of toilet paper when I was little! LOL I think I like the tissue paper method much better! I am gonna incorporate t his into my classroom design. Thanks.

  40. Anonymous says:
    January 28, 2012

    Did anyone every try them in Tulle – is this the same as starched net?

    Giving it a bash tomorrow and will let you know if it works

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  44. Anonymous says:
    May 31, 2012

    Hmmm really love these but mine didn't quite turn out like yours! Found it quite hard to separate the sheets near the centre folds (?)

  45. C-STAR says:
    May 31, 2012

    I can not get mine to look this way & don't know what I am doing wrong!

  46. DesignDazzle.blogspot.com says:
    May 31, 2012

    Try using a couple less tissue sheets. Sometimes if the tissue paper is too thick it will be harder to "fluff". Experiment a little bit : )
    Good luck

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    August 13, 2012

    Its very cute and wonderful work done by you..!

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    August 17, 2012

    Thank you. I really love these but treasure didn't quite inning out like yours! Found it quite hard to separate the linens near the centre folds..
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    September 5, 2012

    What store if you don't mind telling me?

  51. rachelbanks22 says:
    September 30, 2012

    Hey love this tute. However I am looking for the tissue paper on the site above that you recommended. And I can't find anything in packs. everything is reams of 480 sheets. I dont need that much! Could you guide me a little better! Thanks Rachel

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    October 4, 2012

    I am looking for the tissue paper on the site above that you recommended. And I can't find anything in packs. everything is reams of 480 sheets.allbestserials || e urdu point

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  58. silvanagu says:
    October 31, 2012

    what is the store of 1 dollar where i can find the paper in disscount thanks

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  61. Ingrid says:
    December 13, 2012

    I just made this for my christmas present and they look so good! Thanks so much for the idea!! I will never by another bow in my life!!!

  62. Amy williams says:
    April 21, 2013

    These are great! But I found that the folding difficult as I kept on ripping the tissue paper 🙁 is there a specific way? Me and my daughter would like know kind regards Amy x

    • Toni - Design Dazzle says:
      April 22, 2013

      Amy,
      I haven’t had that problem. Could it be the thickness of the tissue paper? Maybe try using not as many tissue papers and if that doesn’t work try using more tissue paper. Not all tissue paper is created equal. Good luck!
      Let me know how it turns out : )

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