Yesterday I had the opportunity to film a segment on Studio 5. It airs today at 11am (ack, I’m still always so nervous to see how it turns out!). I was challenged to create with Tulle. As you can see from that first picture up there I accepted the challenge and ran with it. I love tulle, I’ve been using it for years, it’s kind of a necessity with 4 girls. One of the projects I tackled was tulle pom poms. Aren’t they so cute?!
Back when I finally finished Lila’s nursery I hung tissue paper pom poms above her crib. I loved the way they turned out and they actually held up really well. Anna has since moved into that bedroom and we’re in the process of decorating it with the very trendy (and adorable) Navy, Coral, Mint, White, and Gold. This time instead of tissue paper pom poms I did tulle pom poms and they turned out so cute. There are like a million colors of tulle so finding colors to match your decor is very easy.
Making them also (thankfully) is very easy. In fact Belle helped me with quite a few of these. Basically you’re going to start with a spool of tulle (for making the tulle pom poms I found using the spool much easier than buying tulle by the yard since it is already a good width for the project) and then a couple of cardboard circles. I’m showing you a picture of the ones I cut out as proof that you don’t need to go buy anything special to make these cute fluff balls.
The size of your tulle pom pom (or any pom pom for that matter) will be decided by how big your outer circle is and how big your inner circle is. Look around your house. I used a plate and a large platter for my outer circles and a cup and a vase for the inner circle. The distance from the inner circle to the outer circle will be how long the parts of the pom pom are.
You’re going to put the two pieces of cardboard together so they match up and then start wrapping the tulle around it (the video segment that I will attach as soon as it is up shows how to do this if it doesn’t make sense) over and over and over again until it is all covered and overlapping. Once it is all covered you’re going to find the opening of your form and using scissors get between the two pieces and cut all the way around. As you can see in the video I like to put the form down on the table to help hold the tulle in place while I’m cutting. Once it’s cut all the way around (being careful to not knock the form off) you’ll use a piece of yarn, string, whatever really you want to tie it in place. You’ll do this by putting the string between the two pieces of the form and pulling it tight and tying it in a knot (again this is shown on the video) – once I have it tied tight I like to hold the string and shake the pom pom to help fluff it all up.
VIDEO COMING SOON!
Updated – here is the video segment that shows how I made the Tulle Pom Poms
This is a great project to let the kids help with. We had a lot of fun with it.
WARNING – the glitter tulle is adorable but it will literally cover everything in your house – not just the room you’re working on – EVERYTHING! You’ve been warned (I feel like I’ll be cleaning up glitter forever!).
All that being said – HAVE FUN!!!