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DIY Ombre Pompoms PDF Print
Friday, 12 September 2014 00:00

One enchantingly simple decor idea that's been floating around for a while are paper pom poms. These dainty puff balls add an amazing texture and dimension to any environment and are surprisingly easy to make yourself! Since ombre and dip-dyed colours are so trendy now as well, I'll be showing you how to make your own ombre coloured paper pom poms below!

 

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Photo on left from RuffledBlog

 

What you'll need:
- a few packs of tissue paper. Each pom pom needs about 12-15 sheets and I used about 4 sheets of each colour.
- scissors
- twist ties
- some fishing line

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Cut all your sheets to size. You can use full sized tissue paper sheets but that will make huge pom poms. I usually cut the sheets in half. Then stack all of your sheets neatly from lightest to darkest colours.

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Accordian fold the stacked sheets. Just fold up about a half inch on the bottom edge, flip the entire stack over and fold up another half inch. At the end, you should have the entire stacked folded like a "fan".

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Use a twist tie & secure the middle on your accordian folded papers. Then use your scissors to trim the ends. You can trim them into a rounded tip or a pointed one for different looks. There's a lot of layers there, so you can cut a couple of layers at a time.

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Then spread out the fan folds! Starting at the corner, carefully grab a single sheet of the tissue paper and lift it away from the rest of the stack. Be very carefuly not to rip the individual sheets and don't worry about wrinkling it. Do this with every single sheet until they're all separated.

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When all the sheets are separated on one side, move onto the other side & separate all those layers! And voila! Just attach some fishing line to the centre and you can hang that pom pom from anywhere.

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Photo on left from SnowyBliss, Photo on right from a Beautiful Mess

 

You can create a massive cluster of paper decor over top of a candy buffet or over your spread at a bridal shower. Or you can go all out and make a massive backdrop for your ceremony or photobooth!
 
xo Sylvia
All photos by Sylvia and Samantha unless otherwise indicated
 

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