Easy and Cheap DIY Tissue Paper Pomander Balls – You Need to Make These Now!

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Calling all crafters and DIY divas! These easy, do-it-yourself, tissue paper pomander balls are beautiful and easy on the wallet. Put them together with just a few simple supplies and add some pizzaz to your next party!

homemade pink and white tissue paper pomander balls, from Fun Cheap or Free

Do you have a baby shower, bridal shower, or wedding coming up? Then you'll need some decorations! Our go-to? pomander balls! They are so beautiful, and there are SO many different styles out there. You can make pomander balls with fresh flowers, fake flowers, tissue paper rosettes, or other tissue paper styles.

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Skip the trip to Party City! It's time for a project. You can make your own pomander balls using tissue paper and old magazines, and they will last a LOT longer than those made with fresh flowers. That's right, with only a few supplies and about 20 minutes, these easy, do-it-yourself tissue pomander balls are all yours. And our favorite part? You guessed it – they are inexpensive to make. High five!

Keep on reading because we're going to share some super frugal tips that will REALLY help you save money on this fun project! Let's get started…


magazines, tissue paper, scissors and tape, from Fun Cheap or Free

Okay, before we show you how to make these beautiful balls, let's gather a few supplies. Here's what you'll need:

Easy-peasy, eh? We weren't kidding when we said you'd need just a few simple supplies!

Pro Tip: Styrofoam balls are great, but they are pricey. We decided to wad up magazine pages instead! This was a FREE option that works just as well!


You can probably make these a million and one ways, but we have experience with two options, so today, that's what we'll share! Pick and choose or make both. Let's get to numero uno!


tissue paper ball craft supplies, from Fun Cheap or Free

First up, you'll need a ball of some sort. We went the free route and made ours with an old magazine. If you have styrofoam balls, those work, too! Here's what you do:

  • Step One – Just wad up your magazine pages, form them into a ball, then secure it with tape. Packing tape works really well.
  • Step Two – Next, grab your tissue. We had several packs on hand from a Dollar Store haul.
  • Step Three – Cut your tissue paper into strips. We recommend at least 1-2 inches. Fold it in half, and then start rolling it up!
  • Step Four – Starting on one end, roll it on itself. Secure with hot glue. Keep twisting, rolling, and securing, and it will eventually make a little rosette shape!
  • Step Five – Finally, glue them to the ball all over – until you cover the whole dang thing, and it looks fabulous!

Pro Tip: Use up crinkled tissue paper that you would otherwise throw out! The next time you receive a gift in a bag, tuck away that tissue paper and save it in your craft closet.


making Pomander balls from tissue paper, from Fun Cheap or Free

Want to try your hand at another tissue paper ball style? This one is just stunning and super easy to make! Here's how to do it:

  • Step One – Cut 1-2 inch squares of tissue paper and stack about 10 on top of each other. Poke a pin through the middle and pinch the papers.
  • Step Two – Pin the paper to the ball, pinch and ruffle the papers a bit so that they stand and fall the way you want them to.
  • Step Three – Trim the corners and ends of the tissue paper to make all the ends about the same length. Make sure to keep stuffing the pinned tissue paper securely until it covers the whole ball.

And voila! You just learned how to make two styles of pomander balls. Give yourself a quick round of applause! #NailedIt


We hope you have as much fun making these as we did! Your party guests will be super impressed, so get ready for the compliments. Go you!

What's your go-to party trick or DIY craft project? Please share the deets in the comments! We love learning new things.

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1 Comment

  1. Kat Richter

    Super cute! I just finished making pomanders with real dried roses but ran out of flowers two thirds of the way through the last one. Now I know what to do to fill the bald spot 🙂


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