Monday, 25 February 2013

Cheap & cheerful paper puffs

Tissue paper pom-poms, kids room decorWe all made those little tissue paper puffs back in the day at summer camp and such. But I'd totally forgotten about them until I saw them all over Pinterest as party decorations.

These amazing oversized ones got me very excited - but I thought, why just use them as party decorations? Why not put them up in the kids' rooms? They're fun. They're colourful. They're inexpensive.

And super easy to make.

Dollar store tissue paper - it comes in packs of twenty sheets and I used ten sheets per puff. Grand total cost: fifty cents per puff.

Fold the tissue accordion-style, then tie in the centre with embroidery floss or fishing line or whatever you have on hand. Cut the ends of the tissue in points or rounds. Then pull each piece away - very carefully, or it will all tear and look awful and you'll have to throw it out and start over, possibly several times if you're the impatient type and tend to rush through things (trust me...) Once each piece of tissue is separated, floof and pouf (technical terms) until it looks the way you like.

Tissue paper pom-poms, kids room decor

And voila! Colourful, cheerful tissue paper puffs for the corner of a kids room!

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