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Start by laying out about 10 sheets of tissue in a neat pile. The more sheets of tissue you use, the fuller your pompom will be.
Start by folding the pile in 1-inch increments in an accordion-style fold. Smooth each fold with a bone folder or your hands.
Continue this same process until the entire sheet is folded.
Round both ends with your scissors. This gives the pompom a rounded edge that ends up looking something like a peony.
You can also cut the ends into a point for a very different look. For a visually interesting cluster of pompoms, vary the shape of the ends.
Fold the accordion folded tissue in half and tie tightly. I used twine, but you can also use wire or pipe cleaners. Just be sure to twist tightly.
Lay the tissue open and gently pull one layer of the tissue into the center, alternating sides until you have done about half of the pompom.
Take your time with this step! Remember to pull gently, being careful not to tear the tissue.
Flip the pompom and do the same thing to the other side. Try not to push down on the side you've just completed, but don't worry — you can fix anything that might get a bit flattened when you're finished.
To use these pretty paper blooms on flat surfaces just pull the tissue layers open to one side only so one side of the pompom remains flat. This way they can used as wall art, tabletop décor, or tied to chair backs for a party.
Smaller versions of these pompoms can be used as gift toppers too — the possibilities go on and on. Decorating with your own paper pompoms? We'd love to see your photos!
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