Sunday, October 23, 2011

Tulle Pom Pom Tutorial

Ok, on my last post I showed you a pic of tulle Pom Poms!

I love them! You can use them for a variety of things. Hang them, set them in a basket, put on a wand, I even want to make a little one and put it on a headband. they are so fluffy, full, and cheap! I made some for Ady's party but didn't take pictures of the steps. So, I made one more just to show you. Here goes!

Step 1: Cut two cardboard circles (with a hole in the middle) out of card board. Use a stencil that is the size that you want the Pom to be. I wanted 3 different sizes so I used my Pyrex bowl lids. I also like Record's & Cd's (Cd's are the ideal size for wands.)


Step 2: Cut a piece of String (rope, twine, ribbon, etc...). Tie a knot in it and sandwich it between your cardboard circle.

Step 3: Wrap strips of tulle around and around.... I like to use the spools of tulle. they are precut and ready to go. You can also buy it by the yard and cut it into 3-6 inch strips.
Just Keep wrapping


After you have finished wrapping, you will cut the tulle sandwich open :)


Now, Find your string and tighten your knot.
 Pull the cardboard pieces of of each side.

Spread the tulle apart. Fluff. Tuck. Trim.

and viola! Your Puff is ready to hang!

I hope that wasn't too confusing! Once you make one you will be addicted to all the fluff! Before you know it you will be adding stripes, polkadots, and several colors! so fun!

30 comments:

thedeanfamily said...

You just gave me a grand idea. I made a Halloween wreath with black and purple tulle, and with the extra purple I am gonna go crazy with the pom poms either for Ellies room or headband...hmmm...thanks, I needed a project!

ms.composure said...

o wow! very very cute!!

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Attempting Aloha said...

Hi there! I just found your site while looking for a good tulle pom pom tutorial. I'm doing a post on Valentine's Day crafts and needed one. :) I'll be linking to your site, and it should be up in the next couple of days. I also pinned this post on Pinterest. ;)

Aloha,
Charlie

Texas Blad's said...

I have a question, do you wrap the tulle around both pieces of cardboard or each, seperately, them combine? How much tulle do you use? This is so cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

Cicelie said...

Yes wrap the tulle around the two and then you will cut it open. It depends on the size of the pom pom. I used a small roll from the craft store on the green one. The cream one I bought 1 yard of tulle and cut it in strips. I had some left over. Hope that helps!

Evey B said...

I just have to say THANK YOU! This post was very helpful and I love the pom poms that it creates. Thanks for taking the time to post it!!! They really are ADORABLE!!!! I am throwing a baby shower for a friend and she will love them. They would even look cute for nursery decorations!

Texas Blad's said...

Thank you, I can't wait to try it :)

Product-a-mom said...

How many yard are used for the largest size you make?

angelika said...

hello
merci pour cette idée .je recherchais des décos a suspendre pour l'anniversaire de ma fille ,alors merci pour ce tuto.
angelika .
http://titstrucs.canalblog.com

Jay Foster said...

Somebody gave me one of these thinking it was a shower poof. It has all the exfoliating properties of coarse grit sandpaper, perfect for MANLY MEN. Unfortunately, I'm just not that kind of tough.

Jennifer said...

Hi! I LOVE this! Thank you for posting it-I am making a bunch tomorrow with my S-I-L for a baby shower. We're doing about 30 of them in three different colors!

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Thanks! I just made tissue paper poms for a baby shower. I will try these next party.

24-7 Teacher said...

I WILL be doing this in the next few days. I am going to make them for my classroom - I'm so glad yoy posted something about this material. I was nervous about the tissue paper getting limps after a few weeks hanging - I live in Florida, so the humidity make paper materials fall apart! THANKS = )

Nancy said...

When you buy a spool do you have to cut it all into strips so it will fit through the hole I'm assuming??? And, if so, how does the tulle stay attached if it's in strips?
Sorry, everyone else I guess gets it - I'm kinda slow :)
I love these & want to make them for a shower but just can't get it.

Hopes And Dreams Studio said...

Newest follower here. Great blog. I'll be making some of these for my first granddaughter's nursery. Thanks for the simple tutorial. Feel free to check out and follow my blog as well. Would be great for your Etsy shop.
Jacque
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I love tutus said...

Thanks! I annot wait to make these for my daughter's birthday!

I love tutus said...

Thanks! I annot wait to make these for my daughter's birthday!

haseena107 said...

Hi, how or where do you attach the ribbon used to hang them?

heather said...

You say "Cut into 3 to 6 inch strips". That is not very long: don't you need one long continuous strip of tulle to do this?

heather said...

You say "Cut into 3 to 6 inch strips". That is not very long: don't you need one long continuous strip of tulle to do this?

Cicelie Keller said...

Heather.... The strips are 3-6 inches *Wide* Sorry I should have been more clear. and I did a few long strips. it didn't take me long to figure out how big of a pain 1 really big strip is!

Haseena- when I tied my knot with the wine i tied in a little plastic ring so I could change the ribbon. You could also tie a knot around your ribbon with your twine. Does that make sense?

Kate said...

Worked perfectly for my wedding shower thank you so much!! Was really easy as well hardest part was cutting out the cardboard circles :)

hash mohd said...

How many yards of tulle is needed to make one 25 cm pom pom?

Jenny Jean said...

We're having a "Pink Party" at work. I find these to be fast and fabulous! 5 mins per pom pom including cut and tie time. I concur to get the extreme poofieness it's best to use the whole roll. So, safely, it takes about 10 yards of length. Buying it by would save a ton of money. If I have time to cut strips. Great lesson!

Jenny Jean said...

*buying it by the yard and cutting strips would save a ton of money.

Jenny Jean said...

We're having a "Pink Party" at work. I find these to be fast and fabulous! 5 mins per pom pom including cut and tie time. I concur to get the extreme poofieness it's best to use the whole roll. So, safely, it takes about 10 yards of length. Buying it by would save a ton of money. If I have time to cut strips. Great lesson!

Katherine Spencer said...

Um...I may be a bit slow, but can you please explain what to do with the cardboard in a bit more detail? I really don't understand it (I'm not the DIY or artsy type). I am going to be making these for my wedding and I want to be 100% on my instructions.

Maritn jonson said...
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Martin jonson said...

Lovely pom poms ! These paper pom poms are so cute and adorable! !

Kdobbi said...

I just got done making some of these for my wedding. So much cheaper than buying pre-made ones. Thanks for the info. It was a great help. And I like them so much better than the paper ones.