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How to Make Pom Poms with Newspaper

This newspaper craft is so easy and budget friendly – make poms that would be perfect for parties or in your home decorating!

Skills Required: None. Even if you’ve never crafted before, you can make these poms. You’ll be folding, fluffing, and cutting twine. This is a great idea for a beginner.

Newspaper pom poms

Hey guys! I’m Jacy from Hello Awesome and I’m sharing with you a super easy newspaper craft that anyone can do with items you already have at home. Sounds amazing right?

If you love recycled crafts, this project is definitely for you.

In just a few steps, you can create cute newspaper poms to decorate a party, home office, or bedroom. It will only take as much time as it takes for you to drink your morning coffee, promise!

Newspaper, pair of scissors, and twine

Newspaper Pom Poms

Here’s what you’ll need for supplies:

  • 4 to 6 sheets of newspaper
  • string or twine
  • scissors
Spread out sheet of newspaper
Folding the edge of the newspaper at the bottom

Lay the sheets of newspaper down on top of one another. Make sure they are flat.

Folding the newspaper using an accordion fold

Starting from the bottom, fold over the newspaper about an inch. Continue folding front to back as if you were creating a paper fan.

Cutting the folded newspaper in half

Using the scissors, cut the folded newspaper in half.

Tying string in the middle of the folded newspaper

Tie a piece of string around the center of the folded piece of newspaper you just cut. Secure with a knot.

Separating the paper layers
Fluffing the newspaper into a pom

Holding the folded newspaper in one hand, gently peel away the outer newspaper layers. Separate each newspaper layer from the other. This will create a floral effect.

Newspaper pom pom

Hold the center of the folded newspaper and repeat the effect on the other side. Continue to separate the layers until you see the shape of the pom you like.

This step may take some time as you pull and crunch the newspaper to the form you’re looking for.

Newspaper pom poms

That’s it! Newspaper poms can make great vase fillers or attach a longer piece of string to the center for a pretty hanging decoration.

Learn how to make newspaper pom poms

These are really addicting to make and would be an awesome summer project if you have kiddos.

Let me know what you think in the comments . . . and if you like this tutorial, please check out these other ideas:


Saturday 6th of September 2014

One could use aged book pages, or sheet music, or colored newspaper ads. I like this.

Priyanjana Roy

Thursday 31st of July 2014

I need this right now !