Monday, May 07, 2012

Tulle Pom Poms

Ok, holy moly these are fun!   This is my favorite kind of project to do at night after the kids go to sleep.  They take no time and are so adorable!  If little miss Charlotte wears one of these out, it takes my twice as long to run my errands because she attracts so much attention :)

Oh my, I love her.

When I am looking through pictures of this girl at night while she is sleeping upstairs...I often catch myself talking to her pictures like she is really there. :)

"Charlotte you sweet little thing I just want to squeeze you to little pieces!''

I say things of this nature.  I can't help it really.

Are you thinking you better make some of these?

You will need:

pom pom makers

I have had my eye on these little tools at Joanns for awhile.  These are the Clover Brand.  They are around $6, and totally worth it.  There are a few different sizes to choose from and they come in a two pack.

Start off by opening one side of your pom pom maker.  Then wrap your tulle evenly around that one side until you get to the end and then wrap it all the way back to where you started.

Cut your tulle and close that side.

Then open up your other side.


Wrap just like you did your first side and cut your tulle again. 

It will look like this!

 Then cut right down the middle all the way around the tulle.

It should look like this.

Then take your string...

Cut a strand.

Tie  your string in a half knot and pull it very tight.  Then finish with another half knot to make a complete knot.

Then open up your two sides.

Pull the two sides of your pom pom maker apart.

And there you will have the sweetest little pom pom.
Cut your string.

There are always a few stragglers that make your pom pom look a little uneven.
I just go ahead and give my pom poms a little haircut.

This photo can give you an idea of the different sizes the pom pom makers make.

To attach them to the headband, I just like to cut out a circle of felt...

put some hot glue on there...

open up the pom pom to the middle and just stick that felt right on there.

Then I measure my babies head, cut the elastic a couple inches shorter, and glue the ends of the elastic together with hot glue.

I put a little hot glue onto the elastic where I glued the end pieces together (this hides where the elastic is glued together)...

and stick the pom pom right on!

You can also glue these onto clips!

So easy!
Happy Pom Pom making!


Krista said...

These are super cute. I think they would be fun to hybradize with this idea over at Thrive and attach them to a shirt with snaps.

Tanya said...

Super idea Krista! If you try it let me know!

Kristi said...

Those are so, so adorable!! And so is your little model! I haven
t ever seen those pom pom tools. What a great invention. I can't wait to give this a try!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

Those are super cute!

Anonymous said...

So cute! Oh and the pom poms are an adorable idea too! :-)

Megan Marie said...

cutie cutie baby girl.

homemade by jill said...

ack! SO cute! I need to make some of these asap.

Anonymous said...

Oh so very cute! Thanx for sharing, I think I'm going to have to make some now. Fun!


Tonya said...

I like her shirt! Did you add that layered bow? It's so cute!

Caitlin Schlamb said...

loove! i didn't even know pom-pom makers existed.. why is christmas SO far away!?

that's what she said...

cuuuuuute!!! maybe if i use batman tulle i could put it on one of my 3 boys? ;)

by the way, you have a twin on so you think you can dance! everytime i watch it i'm wondering, is it her sister? cousin? Lindsay Arnold from Provo, Utah. :)

Ioana-Carmen said...

you look amazing my dear!

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Me said...

I was just coming on here to say the same thing! I hope all is well with out and your sweet babies.

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