diy pom poms

Tissue paper pom poms are one of the most inexpensive ways to decorate for your wedding. And they’re so easy to make! We made the pom poms in the above picture in just a few minutes. Here is a tutorial on tissue paper pom poms for your wedding.

What you will need:

8 sheets of tissue paper
(this will make one tissue paper pom pom)



bone folder



ribbon for hanging pom pom

diy wedding pom poms

We used 20″ x 26″ sheets of tissue paper. If you use this size, cut the width down to 17″ (17″ x 26″) and make 1″ folds. If you use 20″ x 30″ paper, make 1 1/2″ folds (you don’t need to cut this sized paper.)

paper pom poms

Fold like an accordian fan the entire length of the stack of tissue paper. Use a bone folder to go over folds.

paper pom poms

pom poms paper

When you are done folding, use a ruler to find the centre of the paper and tie the tissue paper with wire.

make paper pom poms

Snip the tip of the tissue paper so that it makes a point. You can also create a rounded tip if desired.

tissue paper pom poms

pom poms

diy pom poms

Carefully, (tissue paper is very delicate so take it easy)  pull apart each layer of the tissue paper separating it from the centre.

make your own tissue paper pom poms

pom poms

Once you are done, hang the pom pom with ribbon or fishing line. Beautiful!

paper tissue pom pom

Tissue Paper Napkin Rings

tissue paper napkin pom poms

For large dinner napkins, cut 5″ x 10″ rectangles of tissue. Stack five sheets and make 3/8″ folds. Tie with very narrow ribbon 20″ long.

For smaller napkins, cut 4″ x 8″ rectangles of tissue paper. Stack four sheets and make 3/8″ folds. Tie with ribbon as above.