How to Make Table Decorations Out of Tulle

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Tulle is a translucent material that adds a soft, hazy look to anything it adorns. This makes tulle popular for decorating weddings and other special events. While tulle typically is used to dress up the ceiling and walls, it also can create soft decorations for the table. With tulle coming in so many different colors and lengths, there is no shortage of possibilities to brighten the tables at your event.

Things You'll Need

  • Spools of tulle, any color
  • Decorative ribbon
  • Vases
  • Scissors
  • Pillar candle
  • Flower pins
  • Napkin rings
  • Small elastic bands
  • Floral wire

Tulle Vases

  • Place your vase in the center of a square piece of tulle. The tulle square should be large enough to completely cover the vase.

  • Gather the corners of the square and bring the tulle up to the narrow neck of the vase.

  • Wrap a decorative ribbon around the tulle, securing it with a bow.

  • Fluff the tulle gather around the top and trim it a bit, if necessary.

Tulle Candle Centerpiece

  • Place a large pillar candle on the table.

  • Wrap a long piece of tulle loosely around the base of the pillar candle repeatedly, forming a nest of tulle around it. Tuck in the ends to secure them.

  • Pin small flower pins throughout the nest of tulle. Choose those with rhinestones so they stand out even more.

Tulle Napkin Rings

  • Cut strips of tulle 1 to 2 inches wide.

  • Wrap the tulle around each napkin, tying the ends with a knot. Cut any excess hanging tulle.

  • Stack about five to six layers of tulle and cut them into even squares, about 4 inches by 4 inches.

  • Fold the stack of tulle like an accordion, then wrap a tiny elastic or a small piece of floral wire in the middle.

  • Cut the corners on each end to create an arrow shape, then fluff up the tulle on both sides to create a flower-like shape.

  • Glue the tulle flower to the tulle already wrapped around the napkin ring. Make enough tulle flowers for each napkin.

Tips & Warnings

  • Use a hand-held jewel stud setter to add rhinestones and crystals to the tulle to add sparkle to your decorations.

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