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Paper Pom Poms
Honeycomb-effect paper pom-poms are a great way to create small or large home and party decor. With little more than glue, ribbon and paper, you can transform a space. Even the most cramped reception room can feel light and airy with the addition of these spectacular looking pom-poms. Not only can honeycomb pom-poms be hung from the ceiling in elegant clusters or made into colorful garlands, they can also be arranged on the floor or sit on a shelf as an interesting art display.

How to make it

You can buy honeycomb paper readymade, which is then simple to cut into a semi-circle and turn into a three-dimensional shape, but if you want to try out your craft skills and create a perfectly matched rainbow honeycomb, you should make your own. This is how you do it.

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  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 1
    Step 1

    Photocopy the template on page 93 at 100%. Fold a tissue paper circle in half, then open it up and position on the template semi-circle. Using the solid lines as a guide, apply three thin lines of glue. Fold the circle in half and press until the glue sets.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place the semi-circle back on the template. Add four fine lines of glue following the dashed lines and then add a further fine line along the straight edge of the bottom fold. The less glue you use the better.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 3
    Step 3

    Repeat Step 1 with a different colored tissue paper circle and place it over the first semi-circle.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat Steps 1–3, using alternating colors of tissue paper, until you have glued all 24 circles in place. You will see that the honeycomb effect starts to take place.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a similar colored card to the top layer of tissue paper, cut a semi-circle of the same size. Glue a piece of ribbon along the straight edge of the cardstock.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 6
    Step 6

    Glue the cardstock onto the tissue paper semi-circle with the ribbon on the inside.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut another semi-circle piece of cardstock – this time to match the color of the other end of the tissue paper honeycomb. Glue onto the honeycomb. Leave to set.

  • How to make a pom pom decoration. Honeycomb Pom Pom - Step 8
    Step 8

    Open out the pom-pom and secure the two sides of cardstock together with glue or small paper clips (clips are a good idea, if you want to fold back safely and store flat).

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