tissue pom wreath {tutorial}

Here’s a festive wreath that is fun to make and can be displayed beyond this holiday season.


Isn’t it cute?! Funky and vintage-y and pretty. Here’s how to make one:



3 packages of tissue paper / wire wreath form / fringe scissors / scissors / hot glue gun



1 / cut 5 layers of tissue into a 4 inch strip.
2 / cut fringe along one side using fringe scissors
3 / roll tightly from one end
4 / hot glue to hold pom in place


You’ll need a bunch of these, so just make a million while watching your favorite christmas movie.



5 / attach poms to wire wreath form with hot glue. Arrange the poms closely together, filling in your entire wreath form.

Hang with a pretty ribbon tied in a bow.


I cut a long piece of striped fabric on the bias {diagonal} to make this striped ‘ribbon’.


More holiday wreath ideas coming soon!

32 Responses to tissue pom wreath {tutorial}

  1. Kathleen January 17, 2015 at 4:15 am #

    I am almost embarrassed to admit that all this time I’ve been thinking this was a dried HYDRANGEA wreath!!! (That’s what being a mono contact lens wearer will do for you! DUH!) But just think how much prettier it’s seemed to me (if that’s even possible)! And how happy I was to see that golden gift tissue pop up with the supplies! What a surprise!

    I love all your wreaths, Emily … you’ve found new ways to use some materials that were on the way to becoming “tired” … !!!

  2. Anne October 16, 2014 at 3:16 am #

    Looks so beautiful and seems so easy… Thank you for sharing with us such nice ideas, I am tempted to try even though I’m not very good at it!

  3. Ashley April 30, 2014 at 10:03 am #

    Hi! I love this and can’t wait to make it for my daughters birthday party! Do you remember where you purchased the gold tissue paper from?? Sometimes gold is a hard color to find!

    Thank you :)

    • emily May 1, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      I bought the tissue on amazon.

  4. Melissa January 24, 2014 at 12:40 pm #

    What size wire wreath did you use?

  5. Christina December 3, 2013 at 12:26 pm #

    What kind of fabric did you use for the ribbon? Is it linen?


  6. Bethany November 25, 2013 at 7:59 am #

    This is way too fun. I am going to make it almost exactly like yours because I love how you put it together color-wise. Thanks for the great project!

  7. Andrea November 24, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    This is such a cute wreath and the idea came in the nick of time! I was asked to make a wreath for a church Christmas display (due to time constraints, I should have said no), but it was easy to do – however, it took a lot longer than I anticipated (I used an 18″ form). I found it was easier to staple each bunch, then glue it to the form, and it saved my fingers from burns, too. Thanks for such an inspiring idea!

  8. Madi November 21, 2013 at 3:52 pm #

    I love the wreaths you come up with and I’ve made a few for our home. I LOVE this one (it just might be my most favorite Emily wreath) and can’t wait to make it!

  9. Shanna November 21, 2013 at 2:40 pm #

    So pretty, inexpensive, easy and versatile! I love it! Roughly how long were your 4 inch wide strips?

  10. Lindsay / Life By Lindsay November 21, 2013 at 12:53 pm #

    I LOVE those little gold puffs!!! You could do so many things with them!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. Jillian November 21, 2013 at 12:51 pm #

    What a cute Idea! You are so inventive with you DIY projects. Keep up the good work!


  12. Nicole November 21, 2013 at 10:44 am #

    LOVE this & I have most of the supplies already BUT… I have to know-how long did it take (please be honest!)… it will help me decide if this is a project for now or next year! Thanks for your creative ideas!

    • emily November 22, 2013 at 12:00 am #

      I made all of the poms while watching a football game, so probably took about 3 -4 hours.

  13. robyn November 21, 2013 at 10:15 am #

    Love this, does not even look like tissue paper!

    Have you ever shared the source of this cute wood and metal shelving that the wreath is hanging form ?? Love it too.

  14. Ellen November 21, 2013 at 9:51 am #

    It seems like gluing the Pom poms to the wire would be hard. Can you give few details on how you did this step? Thanks!

    • emily November 22, 2013 at 12:01 am #

      It surprised me, but it stuck. You could use a piece of cardboard or other wreath form as well.

  15. Estela November 21, 2013 at 9:34 am #

    very cute! This is just like you.

  16. Brenda November 21, 2013 at 9:23 am #

    Love this!! Just wondering….what size wire frame did you use and how many poms did you end of making? Thanks!!

  17. Mel @ Trailing After God November 21, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    I LOVE this! I’m always looking for an inexpensive way to create a new wreath. I buy embroidery hoops – the wooden ones. I separate the hoops so that I end up with TWO wreath backings for under $1 :) Going to make one of these wreaths!

  18. Brandy November 21, 2013 at 5:53 am #

    I just made the duct tape wreath last night and love it! This one is fabulous too!

  19. Chelsea Rotunno November 20, 2013 at 11:51 pm #

    Hi Emily,
    I’ve never really been a wreath person but ever since I’ve seen your wreaths, I like them now! Beautiful as always!

  20. Katie November 20, 2013 at 2:15 pm #

    I love this wreath! I am a big fan of DIY projects and doing them as cheap as possible. Have you ever tried using a cadrboard circle or something else instead of a wire wreath? If I could cut up an old box instead of buying wire wreath, that’d be amazing!

  21. Laurel November 20, 2013 at 1:52 pm #

    OK – this is absolutely going on the list! I love this. Never heard of fringe scissors before but now they have become a need!

  22. Kathryn November 20, 2013 at 12:58 pm #

    I love this. I would have never guessed it was just tissue paper!

  23. Jennifer November 20, 2013 at 12:36 pm #

    Stuck at home after a bilateral mastectomy, this DIY girl is going crazy because I can’t lift anything over 5 pounds. This pom pom wreath and the duct tape wreath are perfect! Both light weight AND I’ll get the satisfaction of doing something :-)

    • Leilani November 21, 2013 at 10:09 am #

      Goodness. Glad you made it through surgery ok. I am not a wreath gal but this blog has definitely turned me into one. I love that they are not so flashy.

  24. Becky Monteiro November 20, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    I like this but most importantly I’m so happy I can read your blog at work again!! For a good few months something was going on and I couldn’t keep the page open for more than 3 seconds. Now I’m back and sooo happy!!

  25. Michele November 20, 2013 at 7:18 am #

    Can you tell me where that shelving unit is from?

    • emily November 22, 2013 at 12:02 am #

      The shelf is from World Market – called the Emmerson shelf.

  26. Aja November 20, 2013 at 6:40 am #

    So fun!

  27. Shannon [Our Home Notebook] November 20, 2013 at 6:32 am #

    The gold tissue pom poms are so pretty. What a great idea for a wreath! Thanks for sharing.

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