When you have a electronic die-cut machine, you can do so much more than just paper crafts. It can help make any craft project easier. In this case, I made perfect sized 12"circle templates with my Boss Kut Gazelle. Let's just say my wrists thank you, Pink Lady! Let me show you how to make these adorable pom-poms out of tulle. I like these much better than the paper ones and I think they are much easier to make. Perfect for that bridal shower you were asked to help with at the last minute :D But don't worry, it only takes about 25 minutes to make six. Maybe even less than that. Can't go wrong with pretties that are quick and easy.
Remember, you don't have to use a die cutter. I'm just lazy so I used mine to save my hands and scissors from having to cut the chipboard. If you are using your cutter, make sure you either tape it down or use a super sticky mat like I have here. Cut two circles to make your pom-poms.
I cut out a 4" circle within a 12" one. My inner circle is probably a little too big but I wanted to make sure I could thread my spool easily. I did use a 2x multi-cut just to be on the safe side.
Now you have a perfect template which makes some pretty round poms. Means less trimming later on. Get the rest of your supplies and start with making the happiness. I used the tulle spools widely available at big box craft stores.
The spools I purchased are 6" by 25 yards. I wrapped the tulle around my template four times. Which gave me three poms a spool. I used binder clips to hold the tulle to the chipboard for cutting.
Start cutting the tulle all the way around. After your tulle is cut, carefully slip your thread in between the two pieces of chipboard. I would normally use fishing line so they look like they are floating in air but I was too lazy to fish it out of the garage. (Yes, I went there.)
Once I had the thread in between the boards but before tightening, I took my clips off. Then just pull your thread as tight as you can without breaking it. Slip it out of the template and there you have your adorable little pom-pom. I usually wrap the thread around a couple of times just to make sure it stays together. The only thing left is to fluff up the ball and hang.
Here they are in all their cutesy glory. Aren't they just the bee's knees? Love them and I hope the bride-to-be enjoys these at her shower this month! Another cool thing is I have sturdy templates to use over and over again. Because trust me, I WILL be making these again. Probably for all our church events. Do you think these would be weird for a teen boy's graduation party? LOL
Did I forget anything? Something not make sense? Let me know in the comments. It's late as I am writing this and with my son watching TV, he has David Boreanaz distracting me. ^__^
Tulle roll (6" x 25 yds) in color of choice
12" circle template made out of cardboard (chipboard or cereal box works great)
thread to tie off