Last year´s birthday decoration existed out of many many balloons that I put into C´s bed. To have it a little bit different this year I wanted to have tulle pompoms in white and pink as it fits perfectly into the nursery. The good thing about them is that they are easy to do, you don´t need much things to do them. Other than that they are pretty much indestructible and easy to wash. You simply need to get them back in shape again afterwards. That was also the reason why I decided to rather go for the more expensive tulle version.
What you need
- Tulle with 15cm width; you can order here
- Sewing thread
First you need to cut the cardboard into the right size. Here I wanted to have a diameter of about 25 cm so I made a size of about 25x20cm. The tulle spool I did put into a shoe box so that it isn’t rolling away. Then start wrapping the tulle around the cardboard. I did in total about 35 single layers, that way I got 5-6 pompoms out of it without wasting material. If the pompoms have a bigger diameter you have to adjust the amount of layers a bit.
If you have enough layers cut the tulle off. Then use the yarn to tie the fabric together in the middle as shown above. It should look like a bow. Afterwards start separating the different layers with and pull them out: One to the left, next to the right, next to the left again and so on. Do that on both sides until you have a pretty pompom. And voila, that is all you need to do.
I made about 20 pompoms in total to fill up the bed and my little girl was really surprised and over the moon when she saw it. A simple do it yourself with so much impact.