Pom poms are going to be big news for 2013 and 2014 weddings – they are quick and fun to make, they come in a multitude of colours and they can be as big or as small as you like!

Hanging decorations from the venue’s ceiling is a top trend for weddings right now, so why not have a go at making them yourself? Go bright and bold for a fantastic summer party or add a vintage touch to your big day with creams, ivories and pastels. Let’s get started…

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What you’ll need

  • Coloured tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Craft wire
  • Cotton for hanging

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Instructions

Layer 13-14 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other. If you use more sheets your pom poms will be much fuller and denser.

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Concertina the paper like an accordion.do-it-yourself-pom-poms-02

Pinch the middle and hold your paper in place.

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Fold the paper in half, and squeeze the crease in the middle tightly.

Cut off a small amount of your craft wire.

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Bend craft wire along the crease that you made earlier, and twist to secure. At this point also make a little hook from your craft wire, this is so you can hang them later.

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Trim the ends of your tissue paper into rounded or pointed shapes.

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Open out your paper and start to fan the pom pom out on the table.

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Gently pull each layer of tissue paper upwards and fluff and pull until each layer is separated. Be careful, though, this paper is really easy to tear!

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To finish, find the little wire hook that you made earlier, thread some cotton through and hang!

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Don’t have time to make your own? Now you can buy your very own paper pom poms at the Wedding Ideas Shop!

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