{How To} Paper Pom Poms

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Paper Pom Poms

Today’s craft is super simple. I mean really simple & no cost. The kids made them with me so, they were super fun!!

Let’s face it, we all have news paper hanging around the house but what do you do with it? Since my recycling bin was full and the girls were looking for a craft project… the paper pom pom was put into action.

These can be made any size and can be used in so many ways.

Party Decor



Pretty Packaging

Holiday Ornaments

My girls like the party decor.. So that will be the focus for today’s craft!

This project is for sewers of all levels.

Skill Level- 1 Button


  • Newspaper
  • Craft Paint or Watercolors & Brush
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Scissors
Basic instructions:
  1. Cut many squares of news paper. (*If you have a rotary cutter, you can cut several layers of paper at a time. )
  2. Then I handed the squares off to the girls and let the painting begin! After a quick dry in the sun, you are ready to move on to the next step.Paper Pom Poms Materials
  3. Fold the paper squares as photos. I folded 15 to create my pom pom.Paper Pom Pom Petals -The Sewing Loft
  4. With needle and thread (approx 20″ long), stitch through the pointed corner of each petal. ┬áBe sure to leave approx 10″ of thread on each side for hanging.
  5. Repeat the process. For pom poms in photo, I used around 15 petals, 5″ square.
  6. Tie in knot.
  7. Pull apart each petal and “fluff”.
String Your Petals

They are not as light and fluffy as tissue paper poms but these pom poms are a fun way to drama above any child’s party table.

Would love to see what ways you use these little pretties!!  Please share photos on my facebook page!


  1. I think even I can do this! So cute.

    I’d love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2011/10/pinteresting-linky-party-week-nine.html

  2. Thanks for linking up for this weeks Pinteresting Party.