How to Cut Tulle Circles for Wedding Favors

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Tulle is a traditional wrap for wedding favors. Tulle is a sheer and lightweight fabric made of silk, nylon or rayon. It is sold by the roll or bolt in several lengths and comes in many colors. Tulle wrapping makes gifts look special without being time-consuming. Cut tulle to size, gather it around the gift and tie together with ribbon. Because tulle is inexpensive and easy to work with, anyone can make tulle circles quickly with just a few tools.

Things You'll Need

  • Wedding favor sample
  • Tulle
  • Grease pencil or crayon
  • Cutting board
  • Ruler
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rotary cutter
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Unroll a few feet of tulle on work surface. Place sample wedding favor near one end of tulle. Gather tulle over the favor and pinch together, leaving enough fabric at top for a pouf.

  • Make a small mark with a grease pencil or crayon at the top of the tulle pouf at the uncut end. Release the gathered tulle and lay flat. Measure the mark from the end of the fabric with a ruler. This is your measurement for the circles.

  • Find a bowl that approximates the measurement needed for your favor. If you do not have a bowl the right size, make your own circle out of stiff cardboard.

  • Lay tulle flat on cutting board. Place the bowl or cardboard shape over tulle. Press down firmly.

  • Cut tulle with rotary cutter. Start at top of circle and down one side. Repeat on the other side.

  • Test fit the circle-cut tulle with a wedding favor. Make size adjustments if necessary. After you have decided on the final measurement, cut all circles needed.

  • Wrap tulle around favor and tie off with a ribbon.

Tips & Warnings

  • Do not worry if your circles are not perfect. The pouf can be trimmed if there are odd edges.
  • You can layer tulle circles using two or more colors and sizes.
  • You can put sequins or other embellishments between layers of tulle before wrapping.
  • Select fancy ribbons and tie with bows to dress up tulle wrapping.
  • Use a cutting mat to protect your work surface.
  • Take care when using the rotary cutter as it is very sharp.

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