Tissue Paper Puffs

Today, I am linking up with Keeping it Simple, Skip to My Lou, Boogieboard Cottage, Craft-o-Matic, Making the World Cuter and C.R.A.F.T. There are so many creative and fun projects in these link ups!

I have a soft spot for old school birthday parties at home. I mean, yeah we have had a few Chuck E Cheese parties in our day and it’s always really temping to just throw a few hundred dollars at an indoor playspace and hit the bakery but you know me. I … just … can’t. I really love the feeling of a houseful of kids, homemade decorations and a crazy towering homemade cake. Originally, we had planned a party in Santa Monica at Pacific Park and we ended up getting passes for the girls and doing that as a family, and throwing an old school party at home instead.

Wee One #3 invited her little posse of four year olds and when I asked her to pick a color she picked ‘rainbows’ so I went with a mix of mostly primary colors.

These puffs were originally inspired by Martha’s puffs, but these are so much cheaper and so so easy!

Total cost for each puff was only slightly over $1, and these made really big puffs. All you need is a package of tissue paper, a pipe cleaner and a length of ribbon to hang it from. There were 20 pipe cleaners in the package and about 15 yards of ribbon on the spool!

Tissue Paper Puffs
For each:
1 package tisse paper
1 pipe cleaner
1 length ribbon
scissors

First flatten out the tissue paper and then accordion fold it until it’s all folded. Secure it in the middle with a pipe cleaner.
Tissue Paper Puffs
Cut points at each edge and then separate all of the layers of tissue paper. This is the most tedious part and it’s not really all that tedious.
Tissue Paper Puffs
Now, hang them up all over your place! If you use an assorted package of paper, you’ll end up with multicolored puffs like these!

Tissue Paper Puffs

I made this cloud-like puff by not cutting points at the edges, all the other steps are the same.

Tissue Paper Puffs

These last two were made with solid sets of paper and the same method as the multicolored ones with the points. So cute!
Tissue Paper Puffs

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