Paper Pom Poms: DIY Wedding Decor

Paper pom poms are all the rage lately. No wonder. They’re pretty, inexpensive and easy to make. (That’s what people are saying, anyway. I haven’t attempted to make them myself.)

Planet Mithi made Martha Stewart paper pompoms for her wedding. And here’s what she had to say about making the paper pom poms:

“It turned out to be extremely easy to do and so I set about sourcing enough tissue paper in colours that I wanted to make at least 50 of them! 1 is easy; 50 is a bit more demanding … It took me a whole day and a half of solid work to fold and tie them up.”

Here’s how they looked:

Tissue paper poms  
paper pom poms
DIY paper pom poms on vines are also an attractive way to dress up the outdoors for a garden wedding.

diy wedding pom poms

Wouldn’t these be a fun DIY project for a backyard wedding? There is a pom pom vines tutorial over at

There are also paper pom pom napkins.

diy pom poms

You can learn to make these pom pom napkins over at YumSugar.




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  1. Posted by Melly on November 19th, 2009 at 7:00am

    Bookmarked! Thanks for these links all in one place!
  2. Posted by Mithi on November 19th, 2009 at 5:13pm

    Haha ... yes, 50 was hard work. The venue liked them so much that they kept hold of them (hanging in an old mill) till the end of summer when they had their end-of-season charity ball; and last I heard, the catering company that had volunteered their services for the charity ball had taken them for one of their forthcoming events!

    I still have some tissue left and want to make some small ones to string up in bunting fashion ;) they are very lovely ....
  3. Posted by Christina on November 19th, 2009 at 6:41pm

    Cool Mithi. Good to hear they got some mileage out of all that hard work!
  4. Posted by Louis on November 30th, 2009 at 7:48am

    I posted some comments before anyway, because lots of your stuff is really informative.Absolutely amazing man!
  5. Posted by Shannon on April 28th, 2010 at 2:08pm

    Hi there,

    I'm getting married in JUST two months in France. It's been a year in the making, wooo-hoo!

    We are also doing the paper pom pom awesomeness, but I was looking for some advice on how many to make for the reception tent??? 200,300,400? Any ideas? How many did you make?

    Thank you kindly,
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