In keeping up with the week of International Craft Day, today we will talk about the poms at my baby shower. My mom had a package of store bought poms which inspired me and my sisters to make a few more. Now that we have a little girl, I may reuse these poms above her crib in lieu of a traditional nursery mobile.
What you'll need:
10-12 sheets of tissue paper
string for hanging
Step 1: lay all your sheets of tissue paper out in front of you
Step 2: Fan fold the sheets (each fold should be about 1.5")
completed fan-folded tissue paper
Step 3: using scissors, round the edges (I have also seen the edges cut to a point as a different option)
Step 4: Staple right through the center of the folded tissue paper. You are going through many layers, it will be tought to get the staple all the way through. I put the stapler on the table and slammed it down as hard as I could.
Step 5: fold down each layer, one by one
Step 6: This should actually be step 5, but I forgot and did it as I went. Tie a string around center of pom. This way you will be able to hang it once it is all fanned out.
Step 7: Hang: Ta-da!