DIY: Father’s Day Tissue Paper Poms
June 4, 2011 by 5 Comments
DIY: Father’s Day Tissue Paper Poms – Guest Post By Sarah Beckman
One of my favorite days of the summer has to be Father’s Day. To me, Father’s Day means spending time with my wonderful dad and family at a poolside cookout, complete with burgers and hotdogs, potato salad, and pie! This year I plan to make these darling tissue paper poms for our Dad’s Day celebration, and I’m going to share how to make them with you.
What you need:
Red, white, and blue tissue paper (or your colors of choice!). I got regular gift tissue paper. I used 9 sheets for each pom.
White, cloth-covered floral stem wire. You could really use any kind of wire, though, as long as it’s pliable enough to twist.
String to hang the poms.
Stack 9 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other.
Fold the paper accordion-style, with 1 1/2 inch folds.
Fold the wire in half and slip it over the middle of the folded tissue paper. Cut the ends of the folded tissue paper. You can round them, or cut them pointy. I did rounded for red and white and pointy for blue. I prefer the look of rounded.
Spread out the accordion folds.
Begin separating the layers one at the time. Start in the center and gently pull them up. Be gentle — the tissue paper tears easily!
Once the layers are all separate, fluff the pom and make sure the paper is even all around.
Hang your poms as you wish! They look pretty hanging in rooms for parties, or even off trees outside. I found that they also look adorable as a ceiling corner decoration!
Author bio: Sarah Beckman is writer and editor at ReadingGlassesShopper.com. She’s a bride-to-be who’s getting married this October, but at heart, she’s still daddy’s little girl.