1. Lay your tissue paper flat. I used two packs of the $1 stuff from walmart. There are 9 sheets in each, but I wanted my poms really full, so I used a total of 18 sheets–stacked
2. Accordion fold it back and forth, back and forth, just like those paper fans you made in grade school–or the witch’s hair on halloween–or….an accordion. This was my first one and I held the center together with scotch tape while I tied some fishing line around it. DON’T DO THAT. It creates a huge gap on your pom. Instead, just tie it with the fishing line (keeping it long enough to hang) and skip the tape. You’ll be happy you did. (I later took off the tape and started over on this one.)
3. Trim the edges into a point, a rounded edge, a wavy pattern, whatever you want–I did all of those, on different pomanders, of course. I really like the variety I ended up with.
4. Fold 9 sheets up on each side and 9 sheets down. Get as close to the center as you can in the beginning and straight out near the ninth sheet so that you get a circle and not and hourglass.
Wow. I love it. I just took these pictures, so it is pretty dark in her room, but her nursery is becoming so playful and colorful really. And if you’re wondering how I chose the color–it was Chris that suggested pinks, because “Isn’t it the color of the year?” I died! And then gave him lots of kisses for making such a perfect suggestion.