We saw several of these dahlia like pom-poms in Franklin, Tennessee last winter.  Today we created some joyful bursts of color of our own.  We bought a kit at our favorite local store, Monograham in Delafield, Wisconsin.

Tools and Materials:

Tissue paper
floral wire

(Or, use the contents of a pre-packaged kit 🙂


1. Stack ten sheets of tissue paper on top of one another.  I used 18.5 by 25 inch sheets.  Make 1 1/2 inch wide accordion folds, creasing with each fold.

2. Fold an 18-inch piece of floral wire in half, and slip over center of folded tissue and twist. Trim ends of tissue into rounded edges if you are using a square sheet of tissue paper.

3. Separate layers, pulling away from center one at a time.

4. Tie a length of monofilament to floral wire for hanging.