Friday, November 4, 2011

How: Party Poofs

Party Poofs!

Party Poofs, aka tissue paper pom poms, instantly transform a room into a festive space for the party of your choice -- birthday, bridal shower, graduation, whatever your party de jour happens to be.

I made five of these fun decorations for my friend's baby shower tomorrow.  The first one took a while but once I got the hang of it, I busted out the other four in just a few minutes each.

Materials: tissue paper and floral wire.
Fold eight sheets of tissue paper in 1.5-inch accordion folds.
Fold the floral wire around the middle of the tissue paper and twist tightly.
Trim the ends -- either rounded (as shown here) or pointed.

Carefully separate the layers.
Continue to carefully separate all of the layers. 
Fold and twist the floral wire to make a loop for hanging.
Finished polka dot party poof!
Trimmed ends.  Pointy on left, rounded on right. 

  • Tissue paper: 8, 20x30 (or size preferred) sheets per poof 
  • Floral wire
  • Fishing line, for hanging

  1. Stack 8 sheets of tissue paper together. 
  2. Starting at one of the shorter ends, make 1.5-inch accordion style folds across the entire length.  
  3. Fold a 12-inch piece of floral wire around the middle of the folded tissue paper and twist to tighten. 
  4. Trim the ends of the tissue paper, either rounded or pointed. 
  5. Carefully separate each later, lifting away from the center.  
  6. Once all the layers are opened, fold and twist the excess floral wire to create a loop. 
  7. Tie a piece of fishing line to the wire loop for hanging.
  8. Repeat with remaining tissue paper.


  1. One of the women I work with has a couple of these in the corner of her office, hanging from the ceiling~ They look *so cool*! Thanks for sharing this easy craft :-)

  2. They looked so fantastic!!! Thank you again for everything! My mom took about a gazillion pictures of your house and the fancy pom poms. :) xoxo