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