Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Sesame Street Pom-poms: My first tutorial

Starting the blog was something new for me, and today I am going to venture out even more. I am going to post my very first tutorial. One of the things I think I am pretty good at is copying. I can usually see something and figure out how to put it together.

Case in point - these Sesame Street Pom-poms.
I saw a picture of these on Pinterest, but there was no tutorial. They were connected to an etsy website, so someone was selling them. I googled how to make the pom-poms, and then I went to work.
First step is to lay out four sheets of tissue paper. (I bought a multi-colored pack at the dollar store, so each pom cost me 25 cents). You need to make sure they are lined up exactly.

Then I cut the paper in half horizontally.

Put one half on top of the other half. Then begin folding like a fan - back and forth.

At this point if you are making pretty pom-poms you can cut the ends into half circles. Since I was making monsters I cut the ends into points or triangles.

Next, you need to tie the middle of the tissue paper with floral wire. You can find it at craft stores for pretty cheap. I cut a short amount and tied it around the middle.

Then you need to separate each side of the fan. Fan it out as so:
Lastly, you will separate each sheet of tissue from the others. This takes a little patience because the tissue can rip easily. Just separate one by one until your pom puffs out into a pretty little pom-pom.

For the faces I just used construction paper and mod podge to attach it. It was pretty easy to duplicate, and you could really do any character or theme. It was a big hit at the birthday party.

Let me know if this was understandable. Like I said, this is my first attempt. I was trying to take pictures that would explain each step. I hope someone could put these together from my directions.

Party on!


  1. This is perfect!! I am doing a party on the 19th of this month and am starting to plan the decor. Thank you!

  2. Sure. Glad you liked it. They were so easy and festive:)

  3. This is great! I can't wait to make these for my son's birthday in September!

  4. This is perfect. I saw the same thing on etsy and was looking for a tutorial. Making these for my son's birthday, also in September! :)

  5. I'm looking forward to making these at my son's 2nd birthday party!

  6. anyone know of a free printable template I can get?