DIY | Pom Poms

DIY | Pom Poms

I am currently working for the fabulous designer Miek Uittenhout as an intern. And one of the fun things that I did while working for her was making a huge pompom skirt. 
 
Making the pompoms for the skirt was so easy that I kept thinking of all the different ways to incorporate the round pretty things in my home or wardrobe.
 
So I found some images that seem perfect as a pompom project! 
 
Here’s a tutorial on how to create your own pompom’s and after that a few crafty ideas to use them:)
1. Cut the tule in small long strips. I used two different colors: pink and white.
2. Get a piece of cardboard and cut two circles with a hole inside. The width of the cardboard will decide how big you pompom is going to be. Also make sure that the hole isn’t to big! (and also not to small, because you will want to be able to pull the tule trough).
3. Place the two cardboard pieces on each other. And start wrapping the tule around the cardboard, like in the picture.
4. Finish the whole circle with the same color. Try to make the thickness of the tule even around the entire circle.
5. Take your second color and starting wrapping it around over the first color.
6. Repeat these steps until the hole in the middle is to small to pull the tule through.
7. Get a knife or some scissors and cut the tule through the middle, holding you scissors in between the two cardboards.
8. Take a piece of string and wrap it in between the two pieces of cardboard. Pull it as tight as you can. Then remove the cardboard.
 
All done!
 
* The size really depends on the size of your outer circle versus the inner circle. So you can experiment with different circles.
** The tight you wrap the tule around the cardboard, the more will fit in there and the fuller the pompom will be.
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  • truebluemeandyou 16th March 2013 at 12:28 am

    I just got asked twice about what to do with extra tulle – so this tutorial came at a perfect time. I like how you can adjust the size of the pompom by the size of the cardboard ring. I posted the top finished photo and a link back to you on my Tumblr blog.

    • Lana Red 20th March 2013 at 5:19 pm

      What a coincidence that people where asking about tulle!

      Thank you for reblogging!

      xx

  • Monica @ mon makes things 17th March 2013 at 7:09 pm

    I love this! I’ve been making yarn pom poms obsessively for weeks now, and am so excited to try out tulle! Great tutorial. :)

    And that pom pom chair you shared is so fab!!
    ♥♥Monica
    monmakesthings

    • Lana Red 20th March 2013 at 5:20 pm

      How great that you where also making pom poms!

      And I also really love that chair! :)

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