I’ve made tissue paper flowers for years, but recently I rigged these balls together, and I love the look of them (especially hanging from trees). They are literally the perfect decor for any outdoor party. All you need is the right colored tissue paper to match your occasion! (Please ignore/excuse my mani. It’s on its last leg.)
Per Medium sized Ball (9 inches in diameter:
+ 4 sheets of tissue paper (each sheet is a standard 19.75 in x 2.17 ft)
+ 2 pipe cleaners (I used white. I would choose a complementary color to your tissue paper color.)
+ fishing line to hang the balls
Step 1: Line 4 sheets of paper on top of each other so that all edges are as cleanly lined up as possible. Fold them all short ways-hamburger style (as opposed to hot dog style–long ways). Then carefully cut along the edge (so you’ll be cutting all four sheets in half at once).
You will now have 16 sheets.
Step 2: Align four of these sheets together and begin folding like a fan. You can make your folds as a wide or as narrow as you’d like.
Step 4: Bend a pipe cleaner around the center of the folded tissue paper:
Step 5: Cut off the tail and twist to make a loop:
Step 6: Spread each of the edges and begin fluffing up the edges starting with the top layer (the one opposite from the hoop):
Bottom of Flower:
Step 7: Make a 2nd flower but keep the tail straight so that you can push it through the loop:
Step 7: Create a third flower and twist its tail around the first two’s joint. Then the three will look like this:
Go ahead and weave the fishing wire through the center now and set it aside.
Leave the tail of the fourth flower slightly longer than the previous tails so that you can hook it around the center of the other three flowers. This is the trickiest flower to connect, but you can do it!
Look! You made a ball (or pom):