Thursday, 2 December 2010


What do you get when you cross a pom pom and a paper snowflake?

Snowflake decoration

Answer: A simple Christmas decoration.

Using large sheets of white tissue paper, I followed the Martha Stewart instructions for making pom poms but before moving onto Step 3 (separating the layers) I cut into each end of the strip, just like making a paper snowflake.

Top tip: don't cut too far towards the middle as the paper just rips when separating the petals out.

I use shirring elastic to hang them up as it gives them a lovely bounce when they are caught by a breeze.

So our first Christmas decoration is up and our house is full of large and medium sized snowballs all bobbing along. What can I make next?

Pom pom paper snowflake


  1. How lovely, this made me smile.

  2. What a great idea and a nice spin on boring flat snowflakes. I might have to try these.

  3. Fabulous! I think it's a project for a child-free day though!