Welcome to my official due date. Let’s all wave at it as it passes by…
No, I’m not bitter. What made you think that? What uncontrollable, inexplicable rage?! I’ve no idea what you’re talking about…
Anyway, seeing how this baby has zero intention of coming out, I am doing my best to occupy my mind by sharing posts I’ve long promised but never delivered.
No pun intended.
Continuing the baby-related theme from earlier this week, today I’m sharing the long-awaited DIY tutorial for recreating the tulle pom pom garlands you first saw in our nursery reveal. Since then, I’ve made lots more of these garlands for my baby shower, which I shared on the blog yesterday.
Nearly every time I post a photo containing the garland on social media, I receive a slew of inquiries:
“Where is the pom pom garland from?”
“Did you make it?”
“How did you make it?”
You get the idea. Truth be told, this tutorial has got to be one of the easiest you’ll ever tackle. So let’s get started, shall we?
You’ll Need the Following Materials:
- Heavy-duty scissors
- Roll of tulle in a color of your choice
- Pom pom makers
- Roll of yarn, nylon rope or mason line
Step 1: Prepare the Tulle
Cut the tulle into strips of approximately the same length. The longer the strips, the fuller the pom pom. But keep in mind that if you’re using a smaller pom pom maker then there is such a thing as too much tulle.
I used the second-to-smallest pom pom maker and cut the tulle into strips of approximately 2 feet each. I’d recommend 3 feet of tulle if you’re using the medium-sized pom pom maker and 5 feet for the large one.
Then, cut each piece of tulle in half lengthwise. Ideally, you could buy a roll of tulle that wasn’t as wide and skip this step altogether.
Step 2: Wrap the Tulle Around the Pom Pom Maker
Open up the pom pom maker and wrap the strip of tulle around one side. Fold it back down and open the second one. Then, wrap the second strip of tulle around the other side, just like you did with the first. If you pull it taught, you’ll have an easier time cutting the tulle in a later step.
Fold the second side down, and trim any pieces of tulle that may be sticking out.
Step 3: Cut the Tulle
Holding the pom pom maker tightly closed, use scissors to cut through the center, like in the photo below.
Repeat on the other side.
Step 4: Secure the Pom Pom with a Mason Line
Next, cut a small piece of mason line. Wrap it around the center where you just made your cuts to hold the pom pom together. Double-knot it tightly to make sure it holds all the little pieces of tulle together.
Step 5: Take Out the Pom Pom from the Pom Pom Maker
Open both of the sides of the pom pom maker and carefully pull the two sides apart to release the pom pom. Do not trim the excess mason line, as you will use it later to attach it to the garland.
Step 6: Repeat Steps 2 Through 5
Put the finished pom pom to the side and continue making more.
Attach the two parts of the pom pom maker back together, and repeat steps 2 through 5 until you’ve made as many pom poms as you’ll need for your garland.
Step 7: Attach the Pom Poms to a Mason Line to Create the Garland
Use the excess mason line you left on each pom pom in step 5 to attach it to the garland. Be sure to double-knot and pull tightly. Only then trim the excess mason line.
Step 8: Use the Garland
These garlands are so precious in a nursery, and they can double-up as toys when the little one get a bit older.
In case you missed it, you can tour our nursery here.
Plus, these garlands make the sweetest photo props, wouldn’t you agree?
You can shop my baby shower invitation here.
And let’s not forget how cute the garlands look as party decorations!
You can see lots more photos from our baby shower here.
The possibilities are endless, especially when you consider different colors and textures (yarn, anyone?). What are some other ways you could use this garland?