I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to the long Memorial Day Weekend! Spring is in full swing, my husband has the grill set up, and we are ready for BBQs with friends. Decorate your potluck table or mantel with this patriotic red, white and blue pom garland. These mini poms are easy to make and since they’re small (and cute!) any size tissue paper you can grab nearby store will work just fine. Save this craft and reuse for the perfect 4th of July DIY party decor!
- red, white & blue tissue paper
* I used 20″ by 30″ because that’s what I already had, but you’ll be cutting them down so any size tissue paper will work! *
- twine or ribbon
- If you’re using 20″ by 30″ tissue paper, simply fold your paper in half 3 times until you have a rectangle approximately 7″ x 10″ as shown above. Cut along the folds until you have 8 pieces. If using a different size tissue paper, simply cut into 7″ x 10″ rectangles. Repeat for red, white & blue tissue paper.
- Take two cut sheets of each color and layer on top of each other: red, white, blue, red, white, blue.
- Folding horizontally along the short end of the rectangle, create an accordion fold about and inch think along the tissue paper sheets. You should be flipping the tissue paper over with each fold to create the accordion fold as seen in Image 4 above.
- Pinching the folded tissue paper together, staple once in the center to secure all of the layers in place.
- Flip the accordioned tissue paper over, and center your twine or ribbon over the backside of the center staple. Staple again to secure the twine or ribbon to your folded tissue paper layers.
- Trim each end of your folded pom into a point, as shown in Image 6 above.
- Fan out one half of the folded pom, and gently pull each layer of tissue paper away from the center to fluff. Repeat for all layers of tissue paper on both the top and bottom half of each pom. You should have a pretty, round, mini-pom once you’re done!
- Repeat Steps 1-4 to create the next accordion pom. To make one continuous garland, simply measure the amount of space you would like between poms (I left above 8″) before directly stapling the folded pom to your twine or ribbon. Repeat Step 6 & 7 to finish each pom. Keep going until your red, white and blue pom garland reaches the desired length!