Next up are how to make Pom Poms. You take 10-12 pieces of tissue paper. In any combo of colors you want. Please note that you need rectangle sheets of paper to make these work. I tried with perfect squares and it didn't fluff up correctly. The 99cent store sold perfect squares, so I had to cut some in half to add on to the squares to make them rectangle. Seems complicated but it worked. If you get them already rectangle then bonus, no extra work.
Here's how I made mine:
Lay 10 - 12 sheets out. Need a rectangle. Notice I had one square and added 1/2 a sheet to complete my rectangle. Nice to have them line up evening, if you have a long tissue just trim to match the shape.
My color choice for this one was orange, marigold, soft pink, hot pink and burgundy.
Just like we did with the tissue paper flowers you start folding the paper accordian style about 1 inch wide. Goal is to end up with same color on both sides (i.e. first fold has the orange top, last fold should have the orange on top)
In order to have these hang down you'll need to tie them in the middle. I use colorful curling ribbon, but if you want to have them look like their floating use fishing line or jewelry line.
Next up, cut both ends in desired shape, I'm partial to the rounded corners.
Start pulling apart the tissue carefully, alternating sides.
Here's half the Pom Pom done. Finish up the other side and you get what's at the top of the page.
Here is my coral reef of Pom Poms. In April you'll see some images of them hanging in their environment. Use your creativity and enjoy the process, it's fun and messy, but the outcome is always nice.