Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner – hope you are having a little Mexican Fiesta to celebrate! I talked a friend into having a celebration this year promising to help with the decorations! After searching the stores (and not being 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 ceiling. I’ve included step by step instructions on how to make this Chili Pepper Party Pom decoration for Cinco de Mayo or a Mexican Fiesta!
Now you are ready to decorate for the Mexican Fiesta! Along with the decorations, you will need an awesome Margarita! Not just any margarita but a Moscow Mule Margarita…sooo good! Plus you will find many tasty Mexican food recipes here and other tasty Cinco de Mayo recipes!
Mexican Fiesta Chili Pepper Pom
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This is easy! Tissue paper can be found in so many place and often only cost a dollar each. You 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 pom poms.
I cut the red tissue paper into squares about 4-5 sheets at each size. Stack and cut each size at one time. 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 chili pepper pom, accordion fold the green tissue paper to create the 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.
Fluff and separate the green tissue! You are done!
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