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My tulle pomander DIY (for aisle chairs at ceremony)

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I'll come back with pictures of the process, but for now will post a little how-to as best I can.  I didn't take pictures while I was doing this one because I was sort of making it up as I went along (based loosely on some other tutorials I found online), but I like!  It sort of looks like a loofah in this picture but it's way better in real life.  It cost me $4!  I'm planning to alternate these ivory ones with navy on the aisle chairs at the ceremony.

 

 

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I think I'm going to put a thicker ribbon on it, too.

 

Materials:  100 tulle circles (purchased for $4 on ebay, including shipping - saved a million hours not having to cut out circles!), cardstock (already had), ribbon (already had), needle and thread (had), double sided tape (had).  There are some tutorials online that use spools of tulle and are much faster (like this one http://blog.bigdotofhappiness.com/2012/05/tulle-ball-tutorial/) but I'm not crazy about the stiff edges on those, if that makes sense.

 

First, I cut out 2 circles of ivory cardstock, probably half the diameter of my tulle circles.  Then I put one tulle circle on top of another and folded the set in half, then into half again.  I sewed it onto the center of the cardstock just at the point of the wedge, making sure to stitch at the edge to keep it closed.  Repeated all the way around the circle, then started another layer on top of that, sort of between the first set to create volume.  Hopefully that makes sense - like I said, I'll post pictures with more details when I do the next one.  Just did that until it looked full and domed - when done you will have a half circle.  These would be cute alone as a simple centerpiece, I think.  I did the same with the other cardstock circle, then sewed the ribbon onto the back side of one of the carstocks and then taped the 2 pieces of cardstock together.

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I'll come back with pictures of the process, but for now will post a little how-to as best I can.  I didn't take pictures while I was doing this one because I was sort of making it up as I went along (based loosely on some other tutorials I found online), but I like!  It sort of looks like a loofah in this picture but it's way better in real life.  It cost me $4!  I'm planning to alternate these ivory ones with navy on the aisle chairs at the ceremony.

 

 

700

 

I think I'm going to put a thicker ribbon on it, too.

 

Materials:  100 tulle circles (purchased for $4 on ebay, including shipping - saved a million hours not having to cut out circles!), cardstock (already had), ribbon (already had), needle and thread (had), double sided tape (had).  There are some tutorials online that use spools of tulle and are much faster (like this one http://blog.bigdotofhappiness.com/2012/05/tulle-ball-tutorial/) but I'm not crazy about the stiff edges on those, if that makes sense.

 

First, I cut out 2 circles of ivory cardstock, probably half the diameter of my tulle circles.  Then I put one tulle circle on top of another and folded the set in half, then into half again.  I sewed it onto the center of the cardstock just at the point of the wedge, making sure to stitch at the edge to keep it closed.  Repeated all the way around the circle, then started another layer on top of that, sort of between the first set to create volume.  Hopefully that makes sense - like I said, I'll post pictures with more details when I do the next one.  Just did that until it looked full and domed - when done you will have a half circle.  These would be cute alone as a simple centerpiece, I think.  I did the same with the other cardstock circle, then sewed the ribbon onto the back side of one of the carstocks and then taped the 2 pieces of cardstock together.

 

So cute!! Do you remember which ebay seller had the tulle circles? Such a great time-saving idea.

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Thanks!  I originally bought the 100 circles from makeitunique (here http://myworld.ebay.com/makeitunique/&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2754) but that seller doesn't have a big assortment.  Once I knew how many I needed (after doing this trial run), I ordered the rest - a ton of them - from dreampartycreation (here http://myworld.ebay.com/dreampartycreation/&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2754).  Those haven't shipped yet, but hopefully they will be fine.  You can also buy them at Michaels/Hobby Lobby type places, but I think they're cheaper on ebay.

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Here's a picture with some white and navy together.  I still have 3 left to make, I think, and will have 18 total.  Quite a project!  But I do like them.

 

 

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