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How To Make a Pom Pom ~ Candy Corn Style

How to Make a Halloween Candy Corn Inspired Pom Pom

I love the look of tissue paper pom poms and I like to hang things from the ceiling around my house….I’m still trying to figure out how I can incorporate my disco ball into the decor of my living room.  I had my polka dot paper lanterns hanging in my dining room for months so it was time to take those down and put up something else….enter, Candy Corn Pom Poms.

You can make these in any color or color combination and the cost is next to nothing.  I wanted to have some big ones just to pack some color punch in the kitchen and dining room and since I like candy corns (are you surprised?) I went with that color combo.

How To Make Candy Corn Pom Poms

You will need:

Tissue paper ~ 2 sheets of white tissue paper, 4 sheets of orange tissue paper, 2 sheets of yellow tissue paper approximately 30 inches x 18 inches each sheet

Ribbon ~ your choice of color and length ~ mine is 18 inches long

1.  Stack your tissue paper from the bottom up ~ white on the bottom, orange on top of that finishing with the yellow facing upwards.

2.  Now begin to fold your tissue paper as one unit, folding approximately 1 1/2 inches up (the long side is the side you fold from).  Think accordion fashion or fan (just like when you were little and hot and made a paper fan).  Continue folding to the very end.  In all likelihood, your very last row will look a little wonky ~ no need to worry about that.


3.  Make sure your folds are nice and crisp but don’t be too rough because this can rip.

4.  Cut an outward v-shape on each end from the center point out making about a 1 1/2 inch on each side.

5.  Find the midportion and tie on your ribbon.

Now fan your pom pom apart being gentle with tissue ~ hang and enjoy your Candy Corn Pom Pom.


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Jenn/Rook No. 17

Sunday 28th of October 2012

Beautiful, fluffy, puffy and fun! Love your candy corn inspired pompoms Mary Beth! Loving your seasonal header too!


Sunday 28th of October 2012

Great tutorial Mary Beth! Such a clever take on Candy Corn!! Thanks for all the detailed instructions!


Friday 26th of October 2012

I love this cute idea and it is so festival for the season! Thanks for linking up this week! Stacey of Embracing Change


Monday 22nd of October 2012

Really cute! We've done these to make flowers before and it's always a fun activity with kids. :) Thanks for sharing!

Kim @ Sand & Sisal

Sunday 21st of October 2012

Great tutorial! I've always wanted to make a big pom-pom. Now I know how!