How to make a tulle pom pom

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How to make a tulle pom pom
Tulle adds magic to decorations in addition to clothing. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Tulle is a light, fabric netting that is often used in evening gowns or tutu skirts, but it is also used for party decorations and wedding accents due to its translucent, airy appearance. Tulle can be shaped into pom poms to tie onto banisters, hang from chandeliers or attach together to create festive garlands. Choose colours that match your party theme or select white to create a magical, ethereal atmosphere.

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Things you need

  • 2 1/2 yards tulle, 6 inches wide
  • Jeweller's wire or string
  • Cardboard
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Wire cutters

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  1. 1

    Use your ruler to measure 4 inches across and 6 inches down the cardboard. Mark and cut the cardboard so that you have a 4 by 6 inch piece.

  2. 2

    Wrap your tulle around the width of the cardboard. Be sure to keep the tulle straight and flat as you wrap.

  3. 3

    Hold the end of the tulle gently to prevent it from unravelling, and slide the tulle off of the card.

  4. 4

    Pinch together the tulle in the centre of the loop. While holding the centre, wrap your wire tightly around it.

  5. 5

    Twist the wire until it is tightened securely around the centre of the tulle. Snip the excess ends with your wire cutters. Your tulle will now be in a bow shape.

  6. 6

    Slide your scissors into one loop of the bow. Pull the fabric so that it is taut and equal length on both sides, then cut the end of the loop.

  7. 7

    Repeat Step 6 on the other side of the bow.

  8. 8

    Pull the individual layers of tulle inward toward the centre. Create the round pom shape by puffing and fluffing each of the pieces. Trim any pieces that are too long or don't fit the shape well.

Tips and warnings

  • Add stick-on rhinestones to the layers of your tulle for extra sparkle.
  • Hang your pom poms by threading fishing line through their centres.

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