We recently created this fabric pom pom as a tree topper for an inspiration shoot over at Design*Sponge, but it’s a great DIY project for a wedding as well. They have so many creative uses… hung above tables, chair aisle decor, or an alternative to the expensive flower poms that flower girls use to walk down the aisle.

-Ashley of Dolci Odille



Supplies: Fabric, scissors, hot glue gun, and chinese lanterns.


Step 1: Cut circles out of fabric.

Step 2: Fold the circle in half and put a little hot glue on the center, then fold over to secure.

Step 3: Apply more hot glue to the bottom of the folded circle.


Step 4: Press the bottom of the folded circle with the hot glue onto the chinese lantern.

Step 5: Repeat these steps until the whole lantern is covered. Once finished, attached some fabric to the metal frame of the lantern to hang.



Comments (9)

Emma | Reply

so cute… Which kind of fabric did you use?

Sukey | Reply

These are great! I’ve seen them made with crepe paper, but fabric looks so much more substantial and elegant. Pinning now!

Michelle | Reply

Hmm, I love these and the picture tutorial is great… But I need a bit more info, please! What type of fabric did you use, how big was the lantern, what was the diameter of the fabric circles, how many circles approximately did it take to cover the lantern?

ann oneill | Reply

pls xoxoxo size of lantern…size of circle fabric ….and type of fabric????? thank you

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Anna | Reply

Do you sell this if so how much already made?

Mary McLeod | Reply

Hi Anna,
This is just a DIY project, but you can easily make them!

Maggy | Reply

I love this idea. I have seen a lot of pom poms but very few tutorials. We do murder mystery parties and I am always looking for cheap and easy DIY inspiration that we can pass on to our clients. I am going to see if I can’t create a similar look without the lantern and with old dress shirts. Do you have any tips or suggestions having already done something similar?

Christi | Reply

What type of fabric did you use & how big are the circles you cut?

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