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Sunday, March 13, 2011

DIY Pom Poms

My dining rooms ceiling is now officially covered with orange pom poms.  To make them take a standard pack of tissue paper in the color you want.  Most packs have 10 sheets and this is the amount you want to work with.  If not, stack 10 pieces of standard tissue paper and fold then cut into quarters.  Each package will give you four pom poms.  Take one of the four stacks of 10 and cut a decorative scallop along the long edges.  It helps to fold it in half so you only have to cut it once.

Accordion fold the tissue paper.  You will want to tie the center (where I am pinching in the picture) with craft wire.  Make a loop to hang it with the craft wire.

Fold five of the layers up, and five of the layers down.  Fluff until you have something that approximates a sphere, or a happy dahlia.

You saw this picture the other day.  Here are some of the pom poms.

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