How to Use Toule for Party Decorations


Tulle isn't just for tutus! This versatile fabric can add a touch of glamour to your holiday or party decor. Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving, Kwanzaa, or an anniversary, incorporating tulle into your decorations will give your festivities a little something special. Use it in your table settings, home decor, place cards, or outdoor adornments. Here are some of the many ways you can use tulle.

Things You'll Need

  • A few yards of tulle in the color of your theme
  • Pretty ribbon
  • Glue
  • Craft wire
  • Fresh or fake flowers, holiday ornaments, other adornments as they relate to your holiday or theme
  • Add chair covers or bows and give your table setting an immediate boost. Taking the chair, cut enough tulle to wrap around the back of the chair. With the ends facing the back of chair (opposite the table side), tie a bow or knot. You can add either fresh flowers, fake greenery, or an ornament if you are celebrating Christmas, for example. Attach it to the center of the bow or knot with glue, ribbon, or craft wire. In place of napkins rings, cut a small amount of tulle, perhaps 6 inches long, roll the napkin into a cylinder shape, and tie with the tulle. As with the chair bows, you can add an adornment to the center if you'd like, such as a placecard.

  • Decorate a doorway or banister. It instantly says "party." Take a few yards of tulle and wrap it around the banister or frame the doorway. Use twinkling lights (be sure they are nonheating lights, like mini white lights) or flowers to dress it up a bit. Take a cue from the season. If it is fall, try using some fake leaves; for winter, holly berries or paper snowflakes can be a good option; or add fresh flowers for spring or summer.

  • Incorporate the tulle into party-favor packaging. For example, if you are giving out candles as a favor, wrap each candle in a square of tulle and tie at the top with a pretty ribbon or string. You can also use a couple of layers of different-colored tulle, perhaps in the color scheme of your party. If you are using something else to wrap your favor in, consider using tulle for the bow or adornment.

  • Use tulle as an added element to any outdoor decoration. If you have a wreath on your door, incorporate the tulle as a bow or weave it through the wreath. If you have a garland around your door frame, consider adding small tulle bows or waves of tulle throughout. Colored or shimmering tulle is a nice choice because your outdoor lighting will enhance its presence.

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