How to Make Festive Party Poms

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Planning an afternoon garden party or baby shower? If you liked our coffee filter garland decorations, you’ll love these pretty party poms! They bring a whimsical touch to any space, inside or out. 

Find out how to make two types of festive hanging poms (the coffee filter version is less expensive than the fabric version) with the tutorial below from Jessie Jane, founder of Lilyshop:

Coffee Filter Poms

  • A Chinese lantern
  • Dyed coffee filters (find out how to dye them here)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon or twine

 

Directions

Fold dyed filter into taco shape.  Using the glue gun, put a drop in the middle.  Fold it in half again.  

Put another drop of hot glue on the end, and attach it to the lantern. 

The closer you glue them on, the tighter they are.

Scrunch each individual coffee filter so it looks like a big flower ball.

Find the metal part.  Using a length of lace trim, yarn, rope, twine, etc., create a long loop with which to hang your party pom. 

These look great hung from a chandelier or a tree if your party is outdoors!  You can spruce them up further by gluing on rhinestones, small fake flowers, or a sprinkle of glitter.

Fabric Pom

  • A styrofoam ball
  • Small circles of fabric (Jessie used 3-inch circles)
  • Pins
  • Hot glue gun 
  • Ribbon or twine

 

Directions

Fold fabric into taco shape.  Fold it in half again.  Using a pin in the point of the fabric, pin the fabric to the Styrofoam ball. 

Tie two ends of a length of lace or ribbon so it creates a loop.  Pin the loop to the pom so it can hang.

Because the ball will be too heavy for just a pin to hold it up, use a dollop of hot glue to secure the ribbon and pin to the Styrofoam.

These are also great for decorations and can be used the same way as this coffee filter garland.

Another neat tip: use them to give small spaces a fresh scent.  Make a small version, spray the pom with essential oil or your favorite perfume and hang it in your closet, or set one in a drawer.

Want to watch Jessie take you through this project step by step? Check out the video below – and be sure to take a look at all the other great crafting videos on the ModernMom YouTube Channel.

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