How To Make A Tulle Wreath
Making a tulle wreath is a fun and easy way to decorate any space, whether it’s for a specific holiday, special occasion, or just to brighten up a space and add some color. Tulle is a fine, mesh-like material that is often used for crafts and apparel. It’s transparent and fairly inexpensive, with the stiffness varying depending on fiber and weave. There are several different types of tulle to choose from, and to make a wreath you’ll want to pick a stiff version that is less durable than the kind you’d use for dressmaking. Here are the things you’ll need for your wreath:
· Tulle (about two yards for a 10” diameter foam circle) cut into uniform pieces, e.g. 2” x 12”)
· Foam circle
· Scissors and glue
· Wide ribbon
· Decorative pieces (e.g. rhinestones, sequins, etc.)
1. Wrap Foam Circle
Because tulle is sheer, your wreath will look much better if you wrap it in ribbon before applying the material. Be sure to choose a color that will complement the tulle.
2. Add Tulle
Tie your cut strips in double knots around the circle, paying attention to the ends being even so you get a nice, uniform look. If you are using multiple colors, alternate them as you tie them on. You can use longer tulle strips for a bolder wreath, or shorter ones if you would like a more subdued look.
3. Apply Decorations
For a fall-themed wreath, find some fake leaves. If you’re decorating for the holidays, add some fake berries. The possibilities are endless, so don’t be afraid to get creative.
4. Display Your Wreath
Luckily these decorations are very lightweight and can be hung from a door or a wall with a small nail. They can even be hung from matching or contrasting ribbon at different levels if you want to make a wall display of different sized wreaths.
A beautiful way to take your tulle wreath to the next level is adding flowers. You can get artificial flowers in a variety of colors and types – from gerbera daisies to peonies to pompons – so you’re sure to find the right kind for your project. Making a tulle wreath is a fantastic craft activity because there are so many possibilities and ways to customize the piece and make it your own. It’s also very simple so don’t worry if you have butter fingers or this is your first foray into do-it-yourself tasks. Use it as a fun affair for kids as well – it’s pretty safe and requires minimal supervision, especially if you pre-cut the pieces of tulle. Think about your theme, look online for some versions for inspiration, and get started on making your very own tulle wreath.