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Spray-Painted Tulle Pouf

Festive pom-poms add cheer to any event space. Simply fashion inexpensive white tulle into different-size poufs, and mist with spray paint in your favorite color. String your handiwork up garland-style, or tape it around a door, bar, or escort-card table.
Martha Stewart Weddings, Fall 2012

Tools and Materials

Tulle Source white tulle
Scissors
Book
Cloth-covered floral stem wires
Montana Gold spray paint in Pure Magenta, Frozen Raspberry, Strawberry, and Salmon, 33third.com

How-To

  1. Wrap tulle around a book, securing the first layer with your finger, then winding the material around roughly 25 times. (The more layers, the pouffier the puff.) Cut the tulle from its roll once you've finished your last layer and hold in place with a finger.
  2. Carefully slip the layers off the book and pinch them together in the middle with your fingers. Fold a length of floral wire over the center and twist to secure it in place.
  3. Snip the four sides of the bow-tie-esque tulle and cut off any excess wire. Use your fingers to fluff up the layers and form a ball.
  4. Lightly spritz the puff with spray paint, holding the can at least 12-inches away. Start with a light touch: you can always add more paint to create the desired color.

Comments (1)

  • 4 Sep, 2012

    I have found it easier to slip a length of tulle under all the wrappings prior to removing it from the book and cutting. That was there is no problem with trying to hold all of the pieces together with one hand while trying to find a place to tie them off with the other.