Here is a little tutorial for some awesome Tulle pom pom balls. I fell in love with these the first time I saw them at a wedding ideas magazine. I could not wait to have an excuse to get my hands into making some of these!! My daughter is turning 4 this week and is having a ladybug party so I am excited to be making them for that!
You can make them and use as hanging decorations or a garland for weddings, showers or birthday parties. Also, you can make them into a princess wand, you can glue them to hair clips (if made small enough) and make cute hair accessories, etc. I am sure you can think of more uses for them! They are very easy and inexpensive to make. I spent 3 dollars for materials to make 6 balls.
Here is what you will need:
- Tulle ribbon. You find this at the wedding section of any craft store. (1 roll made three 7 inch balls)
- the side of a cardboard box
- regular ribbon of any color you want
- Trace 2 big circles about the size you want your ball to be and trace and cut 2 little circles inside. Your finished ball will be about 1 inch smaller than your outside circle, so take that into consideration!
- Cut an opening on one side of both circles at the same place!
- Place some ribbon over and around one of the circles and leave some extra ribbon at the end. (picture below)
- Put a little tape at the very edge on both ends to secure it. I did not do that because I did not have any tape BUT it would make it easier if you did it!
- Now place the other circle on top and kind of make a ribbon “sandwich”.
- Start wrapping tulle around until you have done the whole circle.
- Place the circle on a table and cut the outside edge until you have gone all around. Make sure you don’t cut the ribbon IN the “sandwich”!!
- When you are done cutting, it will look something like the picture with the black ball.
- Now, this is the only almost tricky part of the process. Carefully grab the ends of the ribbon inside the sandwich, tie it and pull it slowly to make it tight in the center. Make a couple of knots, take the cardboard circles out and …. you are done!!
Easy, isn’t it??
Enjoy making these and let me know if you find any other uses for them!!