How to Make Wedding Pom Poms

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Things You'll Need

  • Tissue paper

  • Ruler or tape measure

  • Scissors

  • Floral wire

Hang pom-poms from tent ceilings for an attractive wedding decoration.

Tissue paper floral pom-poms are a versatile decoration for your wedding. Hang larger pom-poms from string around light fixtures as a whimsical ceiling decoration reminiscent of paper lanterns. Or make small pom-poms and glue them to napkin rings for your table setting decor. Attach to floral stems and make colorful paper centerpieces with multiple-sized pom-poms. Use them throughout the reception hall and even as pew decorations during the ceremony itself. Choose colors that match or complement your wedding theme.

Step 1

If necessary, cut your tissue paper sheets according to the desired size of your finished pom-poms. Make medium pom-poms using 17 by 30 inch sheets or large pom-poms using 20 by 30 inch sheets.

Step 2

Stack 8 to 11 sheets of tissue paper on top each other. Use one color of tissue, or alternate two colors in the stack.

Step 3

Accordion fold the stack of tissue using 1.5 inch folds. Fold lengthwise and crease each fold completely.

Step 4

Round each end of the folded paper stack with your scissors. Alternately, cut each end to a point.

Step 5

Wrap a six-inch piece of floral wire around the center of the folded paper. Twist tightly to secure.

Step 6

Carefully separate each tissue sheet on either side of the wire. Pull the tissue up from the other sheets toward the center of the pom-pom.

Step 7

Fluff the pom-pom and rearrange the tissue sheets until you are satisfied with the shape and fullness.


Create a lacy edge on the pom-poms by using a craft punch along the length of the folded tissue to punch holes.


Do not hang or set pom-poms near open flame such as candle arrangements.