There is just two days to go – I repeat, two days to go – until my Macmillan Night In, and I could not be more excited! My shopping list is well and truly ready and decoration creation has already begun.
To start, if you haven’t heard about Macmillan Cancer Support’s fantastic fundraising idea, have a read of this. When you have signed up and are planning your event, you pin inspiration and ideas to your very own Macmillan Night In page – this is where I found a very handy tutorial for Tissue Paper Pom Poms.
So simple to make, yet so effective. You will need:
- Tissue Paper (I used crepe paper)
- Floral Wire (I used a clear plastic jewellery wire)
- Ribbon for hanging (although I used my plastic wire)
To start, cut your paper into eight pieces of around 20×30 inches; this makes quite a large pom pom. Fold each piece of paper concertina style, around 1.5 inches in width, and then cut the edges into a curved shaped. Lay your pieces out again, one on top of the other, and re-fold together in the same way. Tie a piece of your wire around the centre, and you’ll have something a little like this (hopefully not so messy!)
Next, pull the ends together to create a circle shape, like so…
… and then carefully pull each layer apart until you have a ball.
Carefully reach into the centre of the ball and tie a piece of your wire, or a ribbon, to the wire holding the paper pieces together – now you can hang your pom pom!
Mine may not be the neatest pom pom ever created, but now I know how easy they are to make, I will be buying more supplies and giving this another go!
Sign up for your own Macmillan Night In and start getting inspiration here.