Ombre Paper Pom Poms

by Lotoya Vongrechin on August 10, 2012

This summer we finally got around to adding some spunk to our studio.  Wanting to add a touch of homemade simplicity I fell in love with paper pom poms and knew I had to get to crafting!  Inspired by the multiple renditions on Pinterest we decided to put our own twist on paper pom poms.  What an inexpensive project we had so much fun doing we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to share it with you.  See how we did it:
Materials:
  • Tissue Paper size: 20 X 26* (your choice of color!)
  • Floral Wire
  • Super Sharp Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Ceiling Hooks

*Large Paper Pom Poms: 20 sheets, Medium Paper Pom Poms: 16 sheets, Small Paper Pom Poms: 12 sheets

Instructions:

  1. Take twenty sheets of tissue paper stacked evenly.  To create an ombre look choose three colors or more. Divide equal amounts of each color then layer each amount in a light to dark fashion.
  2. Start from the bottom and work your way to the top making 1 ½ inch wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.
  3. When you’re finished folding fold the accordion in half and make a crease. Wrap floral wire over the crease. Then take your ribbon and tie it over the wire leaving it attached to the spool.
  4. Take your scissors and cut each corner on an angle, creating a pointy shape.
  5. Separate the accordion folds so your fan shape becomes more apparent.
  6. Begin to separate each layer, pushing up towards the center and pinching at the base. Continue until each layer is separated and pom pom is taking shape.
  7. Attach your hook into your desired ceiling location.
  8. Select your ribbon length and cut appropriately leaving enough to loop for hanging.
  9. Attach ribbon loop to hook
  10. VOILA! You have created an OMBRE PAPER POM POM!

Cost:

  1. Tissue Paper: $3.99- Michaels Arts and Crafts
  2. Floral Wire: $1.99- Jo Ann Fabric and Craft Store
  3. Ribbon: $1.49- Michael’s Arts & Crafts
  4. Hooks- $8.58- Lowe’s Home Centers, Inc

Whether you will be hanging them in twinkling clusters under trees, over a table full of your favorite dishes, or all around your arts and crafts studio, they will go great in any area.  I hope we have inspired you today with this fun idea, now get to crafting!

*Photos by Lotoya Vongrechin

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