Cinco de Mayo/Mexican Fiesta Chili Pepper Party Pom

Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – hope you are having a little FIESTA to celebrate! I talked a friend into having a celebration this year promising to help with the decorations! After searching the stores (not overly impressed with the decorations) I came up with this Hot Chili Pepper Pom! I thought it turned out kind of cute and plan to hang them from the celling. Here’s how to make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta!

Cinco de Mayo/Mexican Fiesta Chili Pepper Party Pom

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

This is easy! Supplies – Beading wire, green and red tissue paper. I found mine at the store Five Below…they were a little deeper in color and only cost a dollar each. I should be able to get two Chili Pepper Poms out of a pack of red. Only one pack of green is needed to make multiple poms.

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

I cut the red tissue paper into squares about 4-5 sheets at each size. I started with 9″ squares reducing the size by about an 1/2″ until I reached 4″ squares. Six sizes in all to create one pom. Nothing was exact…I didn’t measure a thing!

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Cut a long piece of wire and fold it in half. Accordion fold each size and round the ends on both sides. Starting with the smallest, wrapped the wire around the folded tissue. Twist the wire between each size of tissue about 3/4″ for the smaller squares and 1″ between the larger squares. I love how the wire naturally started to curve like a chile pepper!

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Gently fluff your pom starting at the bottom, filling in the spaces created by the wire.

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

To finish off the pom, accordion fold the green tissue to create a green top. Instead of rounding the ends, I made about 3″ cuts, down the folded sides, to give the tissue a “spiky” look! Attach with no large space in the wire.

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

Make a Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco De May or a Mexican Fiesta - Oh My! Creative

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  1. This is so great! Thanks for the instructions and clear photos, I look forward to making this!

  2. Rmskaggs says:

    I tried this tonight and it turned out great for my daughter’s mexican birthday party! Thanks so much for sharing!!

    • Susan @ Oh My! Creative says:

      I am so glad that they turned out for your party. I always worry that my creations only work for me!

  3. This is absolutely adorable! Last year I had a Cinco de Mayo dinner and if I do that again this year, I’m definitely making these! Thanks for sharing! Deb @ madefrompinterest.net

  4. I am from San Antonio and our huge two week FIESTA celebration begins today!! I am going to pass this around…thanks so much for sharing!! We also celebrate Cinco de Mayo in a big way…but Fiesta is an event which began over 100 years ago and is bigger than Mardi Gras. Please stop by and say hello!!

  5. this rocks! Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things hop xo

  6. I featured you today on Made in a Day!
    Kim

  7. Kessa Connan says:

    I made one of these tonight as a test for our Cinco de Mayo celebration and it turned out WAY better than I expected! Truly turns out just like the picture.

    Fluffing the pom was difficult for me due to MS, but I still got the fluffing done and the peppers look awesome.

    Thank you for sharing this tutorial.

    • Susan B says:

      Yay Kessa! I am so glad you were able to make them! They are so festive! Hope your celebration will be a big success!

      Susan

  8. My Mexican girlfriends find it really funny Americans commemorate Cinco de Mayo, a day that means absolutely NOTHING to Mexicans!

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