How to Make Tissue Paper Ball Decorations

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How to Make Tissue Paper Ball Decorations
Use tissue paper to create fun party decorations. (tissue paper image by Christopher Hall from

Tissue paper balls look elegant, like you spent hours making them, when in reality it only takes a few minutes of your time. They also are inexpensive to make. Tissue paper balls look amazing at birthday parties or even wedding receptions. Use different colours of tissue paper to make the balls multicoloured or stick with one theme colour. Hang them at uneven lengths for a festive look or at the same height for sophistication.

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Things you need

  • Tissue paper, 8 to 10 sheets per ball
  • Floral wire
  • Scissors
  • Monofilament

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  1. 1

    Place the sheets of tissue paper in a flat stack.

  2. 2

    Fold the tissue paper accordion style, making back and forth folds about 1 1/2 inches wide. Fold until you have one long strip of tissue paper.

  3. 3

    Twist a 6-inch piece of wire around the centre of the tissue paper strip. Form a loop at the end of the wire piece.

  4. 4

    Cut the ends of the tissue paper strip into the desired shape. Rounded edges make a pom look, and pointy edges will look more floral. Hold each end of the tissue paper stack and cut as you wish.

  5. 5

    Start pulling the tissue paper layers outward, separating each layer. These will form the ball. Pull the pieces toward the middle of the ball, and then turn the tissue paper over to repeat this process on the other side.

  6. 6

    Shake the ball gently to fluff it out.

  7. 7

    Tie your monofilament to the hook you created with the floral wire.

  8. 8

    Hang the tissue paper balls and enjoy.

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