I thought I would share with you a quick tutorial on how to make the hanging and table top tissue poms. You can go to Martha Stewart for a quick step by step as well.
Please excuse the dark pictures. I decided as I was finishing these at 11pm for my daughters party it would be a good post.
First off pick up your desired color of tissue paper. The heavier duty the better. The thinner paper I had tore very easily when I separated my layers. You will need sheets approximately 20x30 inches. I had some that were a bit smaller than the 30 inches so I just cut the 20 inch side down a little bit too. Honestly I don't think it really matters what size you start with if you don't care if they are exactly the same size. I did not. I think it added to the whimzy.
For the large hanging poms you will want to stack 8 sheets of tissue paper on top of each other. Accordion fold them at about 1 1/2 inches.
Fold in half to mark where you will tie your wire.
Twist floral wire around the center point and twist. Trim off ends.
Cut ends with scissors into a round or pointed tip.
Fan your folds to look like this.
And start to pull apart each layer one at a time.
I found it easiest to pull from alternating sides that flip it over about half way through and do the bottom to make it full all the way around..
Fluff the layers to make a full ball. Tie ribbon around the middle where wire is and hang.
To make a mini pom start with 5 12x7inch tissue sheets. I would use another sheet or 2 of tissue for a full ball. I made halves that sat on the table.
Repeat all of the above steps folding your accordion at 1/2-1inch. For a table top or napkin ring version when you separate the layer only pull them one way. Leave the bottom side flat to look like the picture.
Here is your end result. A beautiful setting fit for a princess.
I hope you get a chance to use this for your upcoming parties. They are so fun, super easy, and add tons of color to the party room.