So let’s talk crafts.
I’m not a crafty person. Sadly.
I wish I were more crafty so that I could better entertain a certain kindergartener who loves glue and smelly markers. I often find myself picking up packs of pipe cleaners in Jo Anns, and then putting them back down when my mind goes blank. Even though I’m sure there are a million-and-two crafts you can do with a pipe cleaner. A million-and-three, even. I’m sure people have entire Pinterest boards devoted entirely to pipe cleaner crafts.
But what I lack in pipe cleaners and Modge Podge, I make up for in tulle. It’s just so pretty! I originally planned to use it to make a bed skirt of tulle for my daughter, and while that still might happen, the thought of it getting sucked up in the vacuum cleaner has put that little project on the back burner.
In the meantime, I’ve moved this huge bundle of tulle from one bin to the other, and this weekend I decided to use a little bit of it. So, I sat down to make some tulle balls. (‘tulle balls’ is cracking me up much the same way ‘pocket bag‘ does). I think they make nice stand-ins when proper curse words might be inappropriate. Anyway…
Want to make your own tulle balls (of course you do!). You can even call them tulle pom poms if you’d like.
All you need is some tulle.
A piece of cardboard.
And some string.
And you get these.
I made a tulle ball garland. It’s pretty. Especially for a self-proclaimed non-crafter.
It has a temporary home right now, but I think it would be cutest strung up over a window in my daughters room. I’ll update when that actually happens.
If you want to turn your tulle balls into garland, just take a needle and thread and thread them on, kind of like making popcorn garland (another craft I can handle)!
Now go make your own!