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8 Easy Steps To Create Tulle Pom Poms

8 Easy Steps To Create Tulle Pom Poms

Posted by Original Christie Troxell; Updated by Kimberly Johnson on 12th Sep 2019

Are looking for a way to decorate for your next party or social gathering?

To tulle or not to tulle, that is the decorating question?

I love decorating with tulle! It’s just so versatile. I use tulle for decorating wedding chairs, wedding tables, baby diaper cakes, party tables, pom pom garland, Christmas tree bow toppers, or a tulle mobile. You can create a festive environment for any occasion.

What is Tulle?

First let’s answer the basic question. What is tulle, anyways? In fabric terms, Tulle is a lightweight, extremely fine, soft flowy machine-made netting fabric. It is usually made of nylon, though silk, rayon etc. are also used. Tulle has a very delicate, sheer look; it is very smooth and soft; in fact, the distinguishing factors of tulle are its fine yarn size and very small hexagonal holes. Sewing guide article What is Tulle? 10 FAQ About This Beautiful Fabric

The decorating project that I have the most fun with is making tulle pom poms. Want to learn how to make your own tulle pom poms? Below are the 8 easy steps to DIY fun pom poms to use as décor for your next party.


Tulle Pom Pom Instructions:

String these fluffy tulle balls together on a garland for a decorative party or bedroom accent, or, glue them on the ends of wood dowels for an enchanting magic wand party favor.


Supplies Needed:

Classic Tulle Roll, Polka Dot Tulle Roll , Glitter Tulle Roll , or Camouflage Tulle Roll Note: (each 25-yard roll makes approximately 4-6 tulle Pom Poms)

Sharp Scissors

Scrap cardboard, about 6” x 4.” Note: (Use a smaller sized cardboard to make smaller pom poms)


Step 1: Wrap the tulle around the cardboard approximately 15-20 times, keeping the tulle relatively taut as you go.

Note: If you would like a fuller and denser-looking pom pom then increase the number of times you wrap the tulle around the cardboard to 30 times.


Step 2: Cut an approximate 6” length of tulle and pass it under the layers, as shown.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Step 3: Pull the layers off the cardboard, keeping the 6” section of tulle centered as you work.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Step 4: Tie the 6” piece of tulle securely in the center and tie it in a knot as shown in the image below.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Step 5: The tulle bundle will now look like a puffy bow.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Photo by Christie Troxell

Step 6: Use scissors to snip through the looped ends of the “bow” on either side of the center. See the image below.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Photo by Christie Troxell

Step 7: Fluff the tulle pom pom by hand until the desired fullness is achieved.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Photo by Christie Troxell

Step 8: To ensure a puffy round tulle pom pom, trim the edges with sharp scissors to even out the tulle and remove any long pieces. Voilà! Your first of many tulle pom poms.

Photo by Christie Troxell

Conclusion:

The finished pom poms can be displayed in piles on tables, and are equally pretty in decorative glass bowls and jars, or strung together on a garland. Try mixing colors for a unique look that’s all your own!

You can find tulle rolls and bolts on our Trims By The Yard online store in a vast array of colors, as well as specialty tulle that is glittered, zebra printed, polka dotted, and even camouflage patterned. Right now, we are offering 25% off of the entire store, use promo code GRANDOPENING. Try varying the size for making cupcake toppers, gift wrapping embellishments, and t-shirt applique. Happy pom pom making!

Please share with us pictures of your finished tulle pom poms down below or on our social media Facebook page or tag us on Instagram. Use hashtags #TBTYTullepompoms #Tullepompoms

Photo by Christie Troxell

If you liked this blog post, check out these other inspirational blogs about using tulle.

Sewing Rabbit’s Blog on 21 things to Make with Tulle Besides Tutus

Craftionary’s Tulle Fabric DYI Projects

Tip Junkie’s Blog 16 Terrific Tulle Projects