8 Easy Steps to DIY Tulle Pom Poms

Posted by Christie Troxell on Jun 22nd 2017

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.

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.

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

Step 4: tie the tulle securetly in the center and knot it as shown.

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

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

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

Step 8: Trim the edges of the pom pom to remove any long pieces, and ensure a nice, round shape.

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! Expo International offers a vast array of colors of tulle, as well as glittered and even patterned varieties. Try varying the size for making cupcake toppers, gift wrapping embellishments, and even wearable art. Happy pom pom making, and until next time, remember to celebrate everything!