DIY Tissue Poms {Bright Idea}

Use tissue paper to make these fun poms in your room's colors.
I first made these as tops for my truffula trees way back when, but they became part of my classroom decor very quickly.
You can make them with solid colors or a variety of colors.
 For this example, I think that I was using 11 sheets because I had a few that stuck together. It does make it a little more difficult, but some of you might like the fuller look. I've also used as few as 5 sheets. (Also, it was not until this tutorial that I discovered that I've been spelling "accordion" wrong most of my adult life...) I am folding the length of the tissue, so my finished accordion will be about one inch wide and as long as the width of the full tissue, if that makes sense.

 You are really going to need good scissors for this. It gets to the point where I just start the cut and then rip out the chunks. I make the notches so that when I tie the middle, it stays put.

You can see the solid-color ones I've made and hung on the wall in this picture. Super fun!

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Use tissue paper to make these fun poms in your room's colors.

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  1. Clear and simple directions! I love the way yours turned out and can't wait to try it!

  2. These are so cute, and they look so easy to do! I painted my grand-daughter's room with truffula trees and she would love the 3-d look! I may have a project for this weekend! Thank you!

  3. Such a fun idea, and I must try it! Thank you for the "how to"!

    Fit to be Fourth

  4. Thank you!!! I didn't realize they were so easy-ish! Definitely worth a try rather than continuing to pay for them pre-made!

  5. Your detailed pictures make them look so easy!

    Krazy Town

  6. WOW, Diane, those turned out great! Mine always look like someone sat on them.
    Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Finding JOY in 6th Grade

  7. Those are adorable! I love how you can mix colors in one Pom!

    Sally from Elementary Matters


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