DIY Pom-Pom Decorations and Napkin Rings

7 Aug

I’m obsessed! It was love at first site. No, I’m not talking about when I met my husband, I’m talking about Tissue Paper Pom-Poms! The perfect decoration to any celebration. They speak for themselves, take a look:

Martha Stewart Weddings:

Joyous bursts of color dance above a table, imparting a cheerful radiance to a rehearsal dinner or casual reception. The dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament. Echoing the vibrant hanging puffs, pom-pom napkin rings in citrus shades adorn each place setting. Square glass vessels in various sizes line tables. Covered in sunset-hued tissue (cut to size and secured with double-sided tape), they cast a soft glow.

How to Make the Pom-Poms
You’ll need tissue paper and 24-gauge white cloth-covered floral wire.

Hanging Pom-Poms
1. Stack eight 20-by-30-inch sheets of tissue. Make 1 1/2-inchwide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue; twist. With scissors, trim ends of tissue into rounded or pointy shapes.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.

Napkin Rings:
With just a few changes, these follow the same steps as the hanging pom-poms.

1. Stack four sheets of tissue. Cut a 10-by-5-inch rectangle, going through all layers. Make 3/8-inch-wide accordion folds.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, slip over center of tissue, and twist to secure. Trim ends of tissue.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Bend wire into a loop to fit around napkin, and twist end around loop to secure.



Photo’s and how to by Martha Stewart Weddings.


6 Responses to “DIY Pom-Pom Decorations and Napkin Rings”

  1. sadie agueda August 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm #

    i actually did tissue paper pom poms above Alaska’s crib instead of a mobile! glad to know that i am a modern momma! 🙂

  2. Melinda Marks August 8, 2010 at 8:46 am #

    I have a bridal shower I am hosting in November. I might need you to help me:)


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