How to Make a Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ornament

How to Make a Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ornament

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Do you love when the Christmas tree lights are on and the ornaments sparkle? It’s such a magical view to see the ornaments sparkling in the lights. This year I’m exchanging ornaments with Joanne from Our Slices of Life and she loves ornaments that sparkle on the tree. For Joanne I made her a sparkly tissue paper pom pom ornament.

I had my heart set on making Joanne this ornament, but finding Christmas tissue paper in October was really really hard. Finally at Walmart I found some Christmas tissue paper.

Visit the Homemade Ornament Tutorials and Link Party to see all the amazing homemade ornaments. I’ve seen a quite a few that I want to create and add to my tree. Last year I created this Sparkly Merry & Bright Christmas Ornament.

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Supplies for Tissue Paper Pom Pom Christmas Ornament Tutorials

Supplies for DIY Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ornament

2.4 inch Styrofoam Ball
Tissue Paper
Scissors or Cricut Maker
Hot Glue Gun
Hot Glue Gun Sticks
Glitter Ribbon

If you don’t have a Cricut Maker, don’t worry! This can easily be made by cutting the tissue paper with scissors.

Cricut Design Space Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ornament

In Cricut Design Space look in projects for the Believe Pom Pom Ornament. The Cricut Maker and the rotary blade did an amazing job cutting the tissue paper (that’s all I used from the project). Now I used almost all the sheets that came in the tissue paper package for these 2 ornaments. It takes quite a few squares.

Let’s Learn How to Make a Tissue Paper Pom Pom Christmas Ornament

Step 1:

How to Make a Tissue Paper Pom Pom

Cut all the tissue paper squares 1.5x 1.5 inches.

Step 2:

Adding Tissue Paper to the styrofoam ball

Next take a square piece of tissue paper and fold it over the end of a pencil eraser (just like in the picture below).

Tutorial to make a tissue paper Pom Pom Christmas ornament

Step 3:

Step by step how to make an Easy DIY tissue paper Pom Pom

Add a dab of hot glue to the end and add it to the styrofoam ball. Keep repeating this over and over again until the ball is almost completely covered. I used a small bowl to hold it as I added more tissue paper. Place the pieces close together as you glue them so the Pom Pom looks nice and full.

Step 4:

Adding sparkly ribbon to DIY Pom Pom

The last step is to cut the glitter ribbon about 6 inches long to add as the ornament hanger. Use the hot glue to add it to the top center of the ball. Do this right before the ball is almost covered. Next continue adding tissue paper until the whole pom pom is covered. To add extra support, I used a few push pins to keep the ribbon in place since it will be used to hang it on the Christmas tree.

Tissue Paper Pom Pom Christmas Ornament

Have you ever finished a craft and just stared at it because you loved it so much? That was me after I finished this. I loved creating this ornament, I could craft like this all day. I can’t wait to make more. My Christmas tree needs one too and my daughter would love a pink sparkly.

How to Make a Tissue Paper Pom Pom Ornament

Hi I'm Jenny from Cookies, Coffee, and Crafts. I love to create decorations for my home, projects to create magical holidays, and to have fun with my kids. The quote "I run on coffee, chaos, and crafts" describes my world and I wouldn't have it any other way. I hope you find inspiration and enjoy my creative journey.