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#1 agm04

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    Posted 12 October 2012 - 05:55 AM

    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.

     

     

     

    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.bigdotof...-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.



    #2 agm04

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      Posted 12 October 2012 - 06:09 AM

      Ah, I found the thread that inspired me to find a way to do this with tulle!  Cheerios made felt balls that looked SOOOO cute at her ceremony.  http://www.bestdesti...y-2012-now-jade   I wanted to do something similar. 



      #3 carajoe08

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        Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:44 AM

        Great job! Love the tulle pomander!



        #4 Aynat

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          Posted 12 October 2012 - 07:52 AM

          What an awesome idea! Thank you so much for sharing :)



          #5 alexisinjamaica

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          Posted 12 October 2012 - 04:22 PM

          Originally Posted by agm04 

          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.

           

           

           

          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.bigdotof...-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.



          #6 agm04

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            Posted 13 October 2012 - 04:32 PM

            Thanks!  I originally bought the 100 circles from makeitunique (here http://myworld.ebay....984.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....984.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.



            #7 agm04

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              Posted 24 December 2012 - 06:52 AM

              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.

               

               



              #8 Mimi127

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                Posted 25 December 2012 - 09:07 AM

                Thank your for sharing.  I have been thinking about attempting to try to make pomanders myself.   Maybe I will give it a try.



                #9 RNtoBe

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                  Posted 25 December 2012 - 03:24 PM

                  Those look awesome, such a great idea!! 



                  #10 breeo

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                    Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:39 PM

                    They look great, well done.






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