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Tissue paper pom poms are such an easy way to add a festive look to a party or celebration, and are such an inexpensive way to add in a pop of color to your party! I was gathering friends for a little party for my sister’s birthday and wanted to make sure everything looked fun.
Living just down the road from Walt Disney World we are certainly Disney fans so I stopped by my local Walmart to pick up my party supplies. I spotted this adorable American Greetings card featuring Mickey Mouse! This was a perfect fit with the gold sequined Mickey Mouse ears I was gifting her, this set the color scheme for our celebration, so I also bought some American Greetings tissue paper in red and yellow. Picking out the perfect card for my sister, let her know how special she is to me, that I put the time, the thought and the love into selecting THAT card was as important as a gift.
I needed a gift bag and what was more perfect than this red glittery American Greetings gift bag that yelled out, “CELEBRATE”! I loved how the decoration on the front of the bag was so similar to that on the front of the card! The gold ears are going to be tucked inside that bag along with a gift card. This bag looks like a decoration all by itself!
So how did I make those fun pom poms? Here you go…step by step.
Open up your package of tissue and smooth it out as much as you can.
Fold over the entire stack of tissue paper and cut the whole stack in half.
You will make one medium size pom pom with one of the halves of the tissue paper. Make sure your tissue is all lined up as neatly as possible with the edges together. You will begin folding it in an accordion pattern.
TIP (use an embossing tool or a pot scraper like I did to make sure your folds are crisp)
Step 4 Take each end of the accordion stack and cut it into a point. (alternately you can cut a curved end to make it more floral-like)
Step 5 Use a chenille stem or a piece of floral wire to wrap around the middle of the accordion-folded.
Step 6 Carefully begin to start separating the layers of tissue paper. Be gentle, it is tissue paper and it can tear. Keep going until you have gracefully unfolded all of the layers. Fluff it out and there you have it!
Step 10. Congratulations! You have made a festive tissue paper pom pom! Set them on your party table, or hang them from the ceiling or a light fixture and start the party! You can also make a really big one like I did by not cutting the paper in half and using a whole package for one pom pom. I think if you use the measurements I gave you, they are perfect for sitting on a tabletop, but to be fluffy enough to be round, I like to put two of them together for hanging.
Celebrate your family and friends who are having summer birthdays with all of the great American Greetings party goods you can pick up for such great prices at Walmart! For more ideas and how to’s for celebrations with American Greetings visit the Best Birthday Ever site!
You won’t have any trouble finding those American Greetings Birthday Supplies at your local Walmart, just look for the “Celebrations” sign and then head over to where it says “CELEBRATE EVERYONE”! That is how I do it here at Celebrate & Decorate! #CelebrateAmazingBDays
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