Whether you're throwing a party or simply looking for a way to dress up your house, making pompom flowers is a fun and inexpensive way to add a vibrant touch to almost anything.
Lay your paper out so that all the corners are aligned. You'll want to use between 8 and 13 sheets per pompom, depending on how thick the paper is.  The thinner the paper, the more sheets you should use.
Fold your paper like a fan. To do so, fold the edge of the paper in about one inch. Then, flip over the entire stack of paper and do the same thing on the other side. Repeat until you have one long strip of paper with accordion folds.
Cut down the edges. Once the paper is folded, trim the edges. For soft, feminine looking pompoms, round the corners. For more dramatic pompoms, cut them to a point.
Don't worry if you don't get the cuts as perfect as you'd like. While shaping the edges of the paper will definitely have an effect on the shape of the pompoms, you will not be able to notice small details or mistakes once they have been folded out.
Cut off 9 to 10 inches (22.9 to 25.4 cm) of floral wire. Bend it in half.
Slide the wire onto the paper. It should be placed as close to the center of the paper as possible. Twist the ends of the wire together to keep it in place.
Don't worry about making the wire super tight. In fact, keeping the wire slightly looser will make it easier to fan out the pompom.
Bend the excess wire to make a loop. Then, thread the fishing line through the wire and tie a knot. Be sure that there is plenty of fishing line hanging out—you will use this to hang the pompom later.
Fluff out the pompom. Slowly lift the top sheet of paper until it is standing straight up. Repeat with the first four layers, then flip the pompom over and repeat. Continue until all the paper is fluffed out.
Use gentle, slow movements to do this, or you risk ripping the paper. To push each piece up as far as possible, try running your first and index fingers along the accordion folds from the outside of the pompom to the middle.
Hang the pompom by sticking a tack through the fishing wire. Enjoy your new decoration!
Post time: Aug-01-2022