So, I have a question for you this morning....do you know why we celebrate Labor Day? The history behind it?
I will be completely honest and tell you that I knew the gist of it but no real details on the history behind this day. If you would like to read up on it a little, click here for a short history lesson!
And now, keep reading to learn how to make some fabulous tissue pom poms!
As you can see, I LOVE using these in my party decor!
They are so simple to create but make such a big statement. They add color and height to your decor. They are not only great for parties but are also a really fun addition to your child's bedroom or playroom too. I also think they would look fabulous in my studio......one day.
Do you want to learn how to make these?
Of course you do!
Tissue Pom Poms
You will need:
-8 sheets of tissue paper (1 pkg)
-thread (for hanging)
Then you will stack them, making sure to evenly line up the edges.
Next, you will fold you tissue paper accordion style.
Grab your floral wire next.
*I am sure that you could use twine, ribbon or string for this too. However, I chose to use floral wire because it is good and sturdy and allows me to make a nice loop for hanging the pom pom. Because it is wire, I can twist and turn that loop whatever direction I need when I am ready to hang the pom pom.
Now that you are on the other side, you will criss cross the wire again. Take one end of the wire and form a loop. Then take the other end of your wire and wrap it around the base of your loop. You will now twist that wire and your loose ends around until you have a good sturdy loop. You should be also to wrap until you have no more loose ends, but you can always cut off excess wire if needed.
Now you are ready to give your pom pom some shape! I like to make a few of each style when I making several pom poms for a party.
I like to use thumb tacks to hang them because they leave a very small hole in the ceiling (not even noticeable) and if you use white tacks, they blend in with your ceiling (if your ceiling is white of course).
Once hung, you can take a step back and fluff some more if needed.
Enjoy your day off and again, Happy Labor Day!