Tuesday, 9 April 2013

DIY: Paper Pom Poms

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We love a tissue paper pom pom at Hampshire Bridal Boot Sale HQ, so we thought we'd share a quick and easy way to create your own. You'll need A4, A3 and A2 sheets of tissue paper, in which ever colour you like. Plus, lengths of thin, flexible wire and a pair of scissors.

Step 1: Take 8 sheets of tissue paper and fold in an accordion fashion, around an inch wide.

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Step 2: Once folded, trim the ends of the strip - we like cutting curved like a petal or pointed for a cool fringed effect.

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Step 3: Cut a piece of wire to around 6 inches long, create a loop and place in the middle of your paper strip. Twist the ends to secure - you use the ends to then attach or hang to decorate. Try attaching ribbon too for an ultra pretty look.

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Step 4: We like to try out different colours and sizes of paper - mix and match complementary pom poms!

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Step 5: Using the wire as a centre point, gently pull out the ends of the sheets of paper in to a fanned effect. Then, pull each sheet of paper away from one another to create the pom pom effect. Remember, gently does it!

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If you get stuck, we found this great video to help you out.

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