Happy Saturday Jaderbugs! I could not wait to show you this fun and quick tutorial. I am sure you remember my “Tissue Paper Pom Pom’s” that were featured on Martha Stewart, right? If not click on the links I just provided and check um out! You will be shocked to find out just how easy they are. If you have a huge space that you need to dress up these are the perfect thing for it!
Here are some examples:
Here is a little info on what kind of tissue paper to use (click on the link): Tissue Paper
Now I wanted to make something quick to decorate a mantle with and why not make “mini” tissue paper pom pom’s. I thought it was the easiest thing to use for decoration. On the flip side, it’s super affordable. A pack of tissue paper might cost $1.50 and usually comes with like…about 13 sheets of tissue paper in it. For the small pom pom’s I used one sheet for each one. For the bigs ones, I used about 12 sheets for each one.
First thing you want to do is take one sheet of paper. Fold it in half and cut at the seam. Do this 3 more times. It’s always good to use a good pair of “sharp” scissors so the paper cuts instantly. I love my Martha Stewart Multi Purpose Scissors.
After you finish the step before this you will take the little stack of tissue paper and fold it like an accordion. You can make the folds big or small, your preference. I like doing big ones because it makes it easier to open them up in the end.
Here is one of my mantle’s I decorated. See the tissue balls to the right!!!! Remember, to make these you only need ONE sheet per ball. To make the BIG one you need 12 sheets. Make sure you click on my tutorial I put at the top of the post to see step by step how I did the big ones!
I hope you have a blast doing this craft! Enjoy the rest of your weekend Jaderbugs!!!
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