DIY Foil Cheering Pom Poms

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July 25, 2018

DIY Cheering Pom Poms - finished red and silver pom pomWe had a very special celebration this month and one of the most awaited events was the employee's cheering competition. I was assigned to make the cheering pom poms.



  • 2 colored tensile foils (any color of your choice)
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • electrical tape
  • pencil for marking
  • rubber band
  • stapler
DIY Cheering Pom Poms - supplies


  1. Fold one piece of tensile foil horizontally into four equal parts.
  2. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - fold foil horizontally in 4ths
  3. Mark lines 1 inch apart from end to end on the foil. (See attached photo.)
  4. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - mark cutting lines
  5. Cut out along the markings. But leave a one inch space on the top uncut.
  6. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - cut leaving one inch space at the top of the foil
  7. Then cut each one inch strip into half.
  8. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - cut each one inch strip in half

  9. Do the same steps with the second color.
  10. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - repeat with a second color
  11. Now, stack and staple the two cut pieces of tensile foil together to prevent them from falling apart.
  12. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - stack the two pieces of foil together and staple
  13. Carefully roll them together.
  14. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - carefully roll them up
    DIY Cheering Pom Poms - rolled foil layers
  15. Tie the tip or the handle tightly with a rubber band.
  16. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - rubber band the end or handle

  17. Then wrap with an electrical tape to make the handle look neat. Electrical tapes have different colors so you can choose any color.
  18. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - wrap with colored electrical tape
  19. Crumple the strips to add volume.
  20. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - crumple the strips to add volume
  21. And you're done!
  22. DIY Cheering Pom Poms - ready to cheer
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November 3, 20180 found this helpful

Where do you find tensile foil?

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October 18, 20220 found this helpful

Where can you find this foil/tinsel?

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