Every year I throw my children a Valentine’s Day party at home. Last year we had a blast and I was determined to repeat the same thing this year. I decided to do something this year and focus a little bit more on the decoration aspect rather than just the food aspect. What did I come up with? Tissue Paper Pom Poms!

These were very easy to make, and cheap to boot. For $4 I made a total of five of these decorations and the boys really liked them.


You’re going to start out with about 7-10 pieces of tissue paper. (This all depends on how fluffy you want your pom poms to be.) You’re then going to start folding it according style with each fold being about one and a half inches thick.

After you’re finished folding your tissue paper, it will end up like this:

Once you are finished folding your tissue paper, you’re going to want to secure it in the middle. I chose to secure mine with ribbon. I used about eighteen inches of ribbon so that I could have enough left over in the end to hang my pom poms. You’ll then want to both of the edges of your tissue paper in either a point or make it rounded.

Very easily, you’ll want to separate each of the pieces of tissue paper. Please believe me, I had to complete three of these pom pom balls before I stopped tearing the tissue paper. But once I got the hang of it, I fluffed out each ball to perfection.

Once you fluff out the pom poms, you can use the extra string to hang your pom poms from the ceiling. To keep this project under budget, I used the string that I had on hand, which was purple. *smiles*

The pom pom to the left was my first attempt. The one to the right was my third. Notice the difference?

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  1. Oh my gosh!!! I just learned how to make these for my daughter’s birthday party. They are so cute and so cheap for a cute decoration.

    • Dear KO,

      They are REALLY cheap to make, and if you have a store around you that sells the really big pieces of tissue paper you can make these pom poms REALLY big. I’m doing quite a few for my sister’s baby shower in April.

      Take care,

  2. This is a great idea, thanks for sharing with us!

  3. Awesome! Neede some valentines decorations and these came out to be perfect!!! also going to use them for my babyshower!

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