You know those cute little poof-ball-pom-pom-hanging-things you see at weddings and parties? Well a few months back while I was working on the Berry & Whim shoot, I decided to make my own that didn’t require buying ten million packs of tissue paper and pipe cleaners. I found that you can get the same look by using COFFEE filters! That’s right, coffee filters from the dollar store!
And since it is the season for birthdays, cookouts, baby showers, bridal showers, and weddings, I thought I might offer a little decoration inspiration!
This is what you’ll need:
- Styrofoam balls (any size)
- Coffee filters
- floral pins
- string or fishing wire
- food coloring (optional)
Because coffee filters are really just round-cut tissue paper, you can easily use food coloring to dye them. Here’s an example of just the edges dyed, but if you soak and dry the entire thing, you can create any color you want!
I didn’t want my pom-poms to look obviously like coffee filters with the ridges……so I crinkled and smoothed the coffee filters. As long as you don’t crinkle them too much, this also helps the pom-pom hold its shape better.Next, you gather the paper and put a floral pin in the center. You can even double or triple the coffee filters depending on how dense you want the pom-pom to be. Continue this process until the whole ball is filled. Use string or fishing line to attach them where ever you’d like… And ta-da!
This project was super easy, fast, and inexpensive, so go ahead, make some pom-pom-poof-balls for your next shindig!