Tulle pom pom wands – DIY princess party decorations

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.

Have you ever bought prepackaged tissue paper pom poms as birthday decorations?
 
If so you may have found that you were suddenly spending hours before the party, frantically unfolding tissue paper so that you can fluff out each individual pom pom. By the end, if you’re like us, you were probably more than a little frazzled! 
 
Our solution? Why not make your own instead? And while we’re at it why don’t we make them out of airy tulle so that they’re that much prettier?
 
These tulle pom poms can be made in just 10 minutes. You can then choose how you want to display them.
 
In our craft below our pom poms are glued onto straws to make them into magic princess wands, or pretty DIY princess party table decorations.
 
You could also thread them on a ribbon to hang from the ceiling or join a few of them together to make great pom pom bunting!

Summary:

Time: 10 minutes
Age: Big Kids to Teens
Difficulty: Easy peasy

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom sticks and arrange the tulle pom poms in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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You will need:

  • Tulle netting
  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon, colourful
  • Paper straws in your chosen colours

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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Step 1: Make your winding card

Cut a rectangle of sturdy card. This is what you will wrap the tulle around.

The width of your card should be the size of your finished pom poms.

So in this case we cut a rectangle with a width of 6 inches to make six inch pom poms.

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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Step 2: Start winding

Take a roll of tulle netting and wind it round your card.

If you don’t have a roll of tulle and just have a sheet, cut it into wide strips first and then start winding it round the card.

Winding it round about 10 times makes a nice full pom pom.

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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Step 3: Secure the tulle

Once you have finished wrapping the tulle, gently slide it off the card.

Take a small scrap of tulle and tie it round the middle. Make sure you pull the knot tightly so it is really well secured.

Now your tulle should look like a bow.

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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Step 4: Get snipping

Take a pair of scissors and start cutting through the rounded loop ends of your ‘bow’.

Make sure you cut through each loop. Then cut through the rounded loops on the other side.

Tease out your pom pom until it is nice and fluffy and in the shape of a ball.

Your tulle pom poms are ready!

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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Step 6: Add the straws

If you want to make these tulle pom poms into magical Princess wands or pretty DIY table centrepieces, then glue a paper straw to each pom pom.

It’s best to use a glue gun or strong tacky glue to do this.

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DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.
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Step 7: Embellish with ribbon

To add a little extra and finish off your tulle pom pom ‘wands’ tie some pretty ribbon round the straw, tying it in a bow.

You can make several pom poms and pop them in a pretty jar to make a wonderful table centrepiece for a party or special occasion.

Make a bunch of these tulle pom pom wands and quickly add colour and glitzy magic to any party table.

DIY princess party decorations - learn how to make tulle pom pom wands. Arrange tulle pom pom sticks in jars or as table decorations at kids parties.