DIY How to: Paper pom poms

Yesterday I spent the most amazing afternoon at the National Vintage Wedding Fair at Chiswick Town Hall, not only is this the most amazing place for brides to explore a whole range of amazing businesses that can help plan every aspect of their perfect day but they offered a couple of workshops which I just had to get involved with.

First and foremost, the workshop was free, it just cost £4 to get into the fair which I thought was absolutely amazing as any sort of bridal workshop can often come with a hefty price tag.

The first workshop we learnt how to make paper pom poms and I was surprised just how easy they were and how beautiful they looked! I've added a step by step guide below (just 4 simple steps!!), we used white but could easily be tailored to your colour theme

1. Layer 8 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other, concertina the sheets together

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2. Lay your pipe cleaner in the middle and tie round and fasten, this will make a loop that you can use to hang later on

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3. Trim each of the edges (pointed or more rounded for a floral effect)

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4. Fan out each side and slowly start pulling up each sheet away from the pack

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For half pom poms (ideal for tables) - pull up all the sheets the same way

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For full pom poms (ideal for hanging) - pull 4 sheets up one way then turn over and pull the remaining 4 sheets the opposite direction

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Top Tip: Use a decent quality tissue paper, the cheaper the paper the easier it will rip when you're pulling the leaves up

Definitely try this one at home, it's super easy and really effective!

L+R