This whole cleaning out of the craft stash is making me a little obsessed with making different/not my standard bows. I’ve seen mesh bows filled with pompoms a lot lately and wanted to try making some. I didn’t have pompoms so I substituted with some very light beads. You could use either or really anything as long as it’s not too heavy.
What you need:
Cut 2 rectangles of netting.
Lay them together and stitch around the outside leaving a gap at one corner to feed in the beads.
Turn it inside out through the hole.
Start inserting your decorations. I made a little paper funnel and poured them in to speed up the process.
Add in some pearls to give it more shape…
It needs to be around 2/3 full so there’s still room to tie in the middle.
Stitch the hole closed…
Cut another rectangle of the netting.
Tie in the middle and you’re done!
The tulle I had on hand was bridal tulle so it doesn’t hold the shape particularly well. You can use heavy duty tulle, add a wire frame or a piece of felt inside as a backing to help it. I decided to leave mine floppy because they way I’m going to wear it my hair will prop it up!
I’m quite taken with this style now so as soon as I can find the damn mini pompoms in my craft shelves I’m going to make some more!
I think I might use bows like this to decorate my vanity now that’s it’s become my new hair/make up area… ugh that just means more cleaning ;_;