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How to Make Beautiful Tissue Paper Pom-Poms (Multicolor)

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Have you ever wanted to make your own pretty tissue paper balls to hang for party decor? Today, I’m bringing you my special tutorial to make DIY tissue paper pom-poms with multiple colors that look like flowers. Creating these beauties is easier than you think!

Multicolored tissue paper pom poms in pink and floral patterns
Multicolored DIY tissue paper pom poms

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I recently posted my free party-planning printables to help you organize your next event, and I devoted one section to party decor. Pom-poms always make the decor list when I’m hosting birthdays, showers, or special events.

When I threw a bridal shower for my niece, I included pom-poms as part of my decorations for the fireplace mantel and cake table. I also added some to my mimosa bar, which you’ll see later in this post.

Bridal shower banner decorations saying "Future Mrs."

Supplies for Multicolor Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

These tissue paper pom-poms require only four items. How easy is that?

  • Tissue paper (8 sheets per pom-pom)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (alternative: floral wire)
  • Measuring tape or ruler (optional)
Tissue paper used in tutorial on how to make tissue paper poms
Tissue paper for multicolor pom-poms

If you’re looking for a great collection of coordinating tissue paper, I love this combo you can purchase on Amazon. Often, this is the best option for getting tissue paper quickly and at an affordable price.

Steps for Multicolor Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

First four steps in making multi coloured paper pom poms
  1. To begin, cut your tissue paper in half along the shortest edge. For example, my tissue paper package contained eight sheets each measuring 20 x 20.5 inches, so I cut through all eight layers to form two stacks of 10 x 20.5 inches.
  2. For multicolor pom-poms, you will replace 1-2 sheets of tissue paper with an alternate color on both the top and bottom layers. Make sure any patterned tissue paper faces right-side-out on both sides.
  3. Accordion fold the layers of tissue paper, in one-inch segments.
  4. Once you’re done folding, cut off any excess tissue paper that might stick out unevenly.
Final steps in tissue paper pom poms tutorial
  1. Use either a piece of ribbon or a piece of floral wire to secure the center of the pom-pom. If you plan to hang your multicolored pom-poms, make sure the ribbon is long enough (see my favorite ribbons below).
  2. Trim each end of your folded pom-pom in a curved shape, if desired.
  3. Open the pom-pom in a fan shape before you begin peeling back each layer.
  4. Gently pull each layer of tissue paper up toward the center ribbon on each side. Eventually, your pom-pom should start to look like a sphere.

For added texture, you can experiment with making a point at the end of the pom-poms instead of a rounded curve.

Make tissue multi coloured pom poms with peaks or rounded ends

If you’re planning a party away from home, I suggest waiting to open your pom-poms at the venue. This will prevent them from getting crushed before they have a chance to wow your crowds.

Final Look at Paper Pom-Poms

The finished pom-poms will look like the image below.

DIY multi coloured paper pom poms

I love having the ability to tie in my color scheme, especially with this multicolor version of tissue paper pom-poms. If you’re more into yarn pom-poms, you can also find a tutorial in my Valentine garland tutorial.

Now that you know how to make multi-colored tissue paper pom-poms, you can customize them for any birthday, bridal shower, baby shower, or other special occasion! I hope you enjoy unleashing your creativity with this DIY party decor.

You can see how these pom poms created a fun garland with other paper flowers for a mimosa bar bridal shower.

Mimosa bar sign with tissue paper pom poms and paper flowers on lattice behind DIY mimosa bar with fruit juices, champagne and garnishes

For another fun paper craft, try making these DIY paper flowers, too!

Mirror on fireplace mantel

You can also learn how to make an adorable pom-pom garland with yarn on my YouTube channel.

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DIY tissue paper pom poms (paper flowers) you can make in multiple colors
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How to Make DIY Tissue Paper Pom-Poms (Multicolor)

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $5

Learn how to make these multi-color tissue paper pom-poms that look like flowers! These are gorgeous for bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, birthday parties, graduations and other special events.

It's so easy to make these pom-poms, and they make the perfect DIY party decor.

Materials

  • Tissue paper
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon

Instructions

  1. To begin, cut your tissue paper in half along the shortest edge. For example, my tissue paper package contained eight sheets each measuring 20 x 20.5 inches, so I cut through all eight layers to form two stacks of 10 x 20.5 inches.
  2. For multicolor pom-poms, you will replace 1-2 sheets of tissue paper with an alternate color on both the top and bottom layers. Make sure any patterned tissue paper faces right-side-out on both sides.
  3. Accordion-fold the layers of tissue paper, in one-inch segments.
  4. Once you’re done folding, cut off any excess tissue paper that might stick out unevenly.
  5. Use either a piece of ribbon or a piece of floral wire to secure the center of the pom-pom. If you plan to hang your multicolored pom-poms, make sure the ribbon is long enough (see my favorite ribbons below).
  6. Trim each end of your folded pom-pom in a curved shape, if desired.
  7. Open the pom-pom in a fan shape before you begin peeling back each layer.
  8. Gently pull each layer of tissue paper up toward the center ribbon on each side. Eventually, your pom-pom should start to look like a sphere.

Notes

For added texture, you can experiment with making a point at the end of the pom-poms instead of a rounded curve.

Did you make this project?

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  1. So precious! I needed to know how to make these for my girls when they were younger1 . O well, maybe for grandchildren one day! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thank you, Cindy! I made them for my niece’s bridal shower, but many friends have said they would enjoy making these with kids. I seem to recall my mom making something like this when I was a child. Thanks for stopping by, my friend!

    1. Hi Janet! Thanks so much. Yes, my kids are always by my side trying to help, and this is one project where they can actually join in the fun!