How to make tissue paper pom poms or puff balls

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I made different color poofs and hang them from my ceiling fan !

Tissue paper pom poms, also known as tissue paper balls, or tissue paper poofs.

You can get tissue paper at the dollar store, 20 pieces for $1.  So that’s two large tissue paper pom poms per pack making each one only $0.50.  For the medium size, 1 pack will yield 4 pom poms.

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How to Make Tissue Paper Pom Poms:

Count out a pile of 10 sheets of tissue paper and lay them flat:
sheet of pink tissue paper
Fold the end in about 1″ to 1.5″ and fold it accordion style (fold, flip over, fold, flip over, repeat): how to make tissue paper poofs | onelittleproject.com

Continue to fold it accordion style:
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Until you have folded the whole thing: how to make tissue paper poofs | onelittleproject.com

It doesn’t need to be perfect.  The tissue paper is pretty forgiving: making tissue paper pom poms

Fold it in half to find the center:  
making tissue paper poofs

Wrap a wire around the middle (I used dollar store jewellery wire): making tissue paper pom poms

And secure it to hold everything in place (Note: This would be a good time to attach thread or fishing line if you plan to hang it): making tissue paper poofs

Round the edges of both ends.  The shallower the cut, the shallower the “petals” of the tissue paper pom pom will be: making tissue paper balls

So now you should have something that looks like this: how to make tissue paper pom poms | onelittleproject.com

Take one piece of tissue paper:
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And pull it away from the rest of them: how to make tissue paper balls | onelittleproject.com

Continue pulling apart the layers of tissue paper: how to make tissue paper poofs | onelittleproject.com

The layers will start to look like this:
diy tissue paper pom poms

Once you finish one half, pull apart all the layers of the second half: diy tissue paper pom poms

Fluff up all the layers until you get it into a good ball shape: diy tissue paper pom poms | onelittleproject.com

Then hang it from the ceiling with some fishing line and you are good to go!