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Tuesday, February 7, 2023

How to make a wreath with tulle

Learn How To Make a Wreath with Tulle with Step-by-Step Pictures 

Make a beautiful wreath with tulle for any occasion with easy to follow step-by-step pictures! Plus, find out the materials you need and learn the techniques required to make your own. 

How to make a wreath with tulle

Create a stunning and unique wreath for your home using tulle! With this guide, you'll learn the materials and techniques required to make a beautiful wreath perfect for any occasion. Follow along with easy to follow step-by-step pictures and instructions to make your own proclamation of beauty.

Materials Needed:
  1. Scissors
  2. Tulle (colors of your choice, I used red, pink, purple, white, and wine)
  3. Wire wreath form

  • Cut tulle into strips (about 2 1/2 - 3 inches long)
  • Assemble piles of like colors to make it easier to grab tulle as needed
  • Tie and knot each piece of tulle around the wires on the wreath form
  • Continue working around each wire of the wreath form until you have achieved the desired fullness to your wreath

Did you know I am not a mushy Valentine lovin' kinda gal?  For some reason, I am just not built that way.  

Up until today, I had a vintage inspired sign I would hang on our door for Valentine's Day every year.  Always the same one, sometimes layered with a wreath, and sometimes all by it's lonesome on our front door.

Over the weekend I decided to finish a wreath I started late last month.  One of my coworkers wives who I used to work with, sent over a monster of a tote filled to the brim with all sorts of wreath making supplies. 

Now, when she sent me a message asking if I would be interested in some ribbon I had absolutely no idea what all this tote would entail.  An x-large tote, 32 gallons brimming with all sorts of inspiration is what I found.  She mentioned that she no longer needed the supplies, and wanted to find a good home for them.  I was astonished and so eager to see the ribbon, it was difficult to contain my excitement when he dropped it on our front porch.  

I drug it inside since it was heavy and popped open the lid and my eyes nearly popped out of my head!  My first thought was I could not accept this!  If you have ever made wreaths, then you know this stuff is not cheap, not to mention there were embellishments, and teeny tiny ornaments, and pipe cleaners, and wreath forms... it was Marry Poppin's never ending bag of treats, pull one thing out and another 20, or 50, or 100 was waiting to be seen!

I attempted to pay her, but she was having none of it.  I decided to get to work on creating a wreath for her and her family for Christmas in appreciation of this lovely gift.  A very small token of appreciation, might I add.  

You see, she saw that I had been making wreaths to pass my time at home in the fall when I had no idea what to do with myself.  Being at home for the first time in my life was quite a change for me.  I have always been a person who is on the run, working, and having multiple projects going on at once, but then when I was sick... well, I did not feel up to par to do the things I once had.

I began small, making wreaths in our dining room, a few for fall and Halloween that I shared.  I was enjoying myself, and seeing what I could come up with.  When she sent over the tote with the scads of tulle, I became a little overwhelmed.

I had never made a tulle wreath before.  I will tell you they are pretty easy to make, just very, very time consuming.  So if you see one for sale, and think the price is too high, just remember me telling you they take hours to make.  This one was about 14 hours total to make.  

How to make a wreath with tulle

How to make a wreath with tulle

In my new stash, I found a heart shaped wreath form.  I have to say, I do not think I have ever used so much color on probably anything in my life, but I wanted it to be noticed from the street and so I added pink, red, purple, white, and wine colored tulle to this wreath.  Some of the tulle had glitter on it, and let me tell you the mess it makes, but it is oh, so pretty!  

The glitter tulle will also dry your fingers out.  Wow, I kept applying my Jergen's throughout this wreath making project.  My fingers were actually a bit tender once I was finished so keep lotion close if you decide to make a glitter tulle wreath for yourself.  

When I began, I did not really have a plan.  I began by cutting the tulle in about 2 1/2 - 3 inch strips off of the tulle spool.  I began making piles so like colors were kept together and easily able to be accessed.  

How to make a wreath with tulle

I began with the inside wire and would knot off one piece at a time of the tulle around the wire, staying within the wired off sections where the wreath form had been soldered together.  I decided to go with red and pink on the inside wire, then purple and pink on the middle wire, and lastly wine and white on the outside wire.  

How to make a wreath with tulle

I worked from the front of the wreath for the middle and inside wires, and found that working from the outside wire was more easily accessed from the back.  I did not worry about smashing my tulle since I knew I could fluff it once it was completed.  

See my helper slacking on the job?  Do you know when I blog I think of it like a job and always sit at the dining room table, or desk to work on my projects?  Well, not this day!  I decided I could sit in front of the TV and watch my home improvement recorded shows while I worked.  Let me tell you, I felt so naughty doing it too.  

Can I tell you how much Bentley appreciated that?  He was only too eager to lay by my side on the loveseat as I worked.  It was kind of relaxing too.  I never turn the TV on when I am home during the day.  I guess it may be time for me to leave work mode behind and think about enjoying life a bit?  So difficult for someone like me.    

How to make a wreath with tulle

As you can see, I have my purple and pink piles all ready, do you see the purple glitter specks left behind on my table?  Oh, my!  I was covered in glitter and so was the table, and I even got it on the couch.  Good thing we have a sweeper I can easily remove the handle and suck up all of that devil dust (what my husband calls glitter because it gets everywhere!).  

How to make a tulle wreath

When I would run out of strips, I would move on to another color.  I stayed within soldered sections before moving further around the wreath form.  I will tell you that I found it was easiest to work on the middle wire first, then the inside wire next, saving the outside wire last.  

How to make a tulle wreath

How to make a tulle wreath

I seem to be collecting quite a bit of glitter on the table!  Messy... oh well, it was the perfect project for a rainy, cold winter day, cuddled up with my favorite little guy.  

How to make a tulle wreath

I made sure to keep my knots tight around the wreath form.  My favorite kind of wreaths are very full, none of that subpar stuff around here.  This is also the reason it takes so long to complete a wreath too, but that is okay, I would rather have a nice full wreath on my door than one I would not be proud to share.  

If you are considering making your own wreath, I would suggest that you let your shows build up in the DVR, have a comfortable seat, a nice beverage, and get lost in the art of wreath making for a bit.  It is relaxing, not a lot of thought needs to be given while you are knotting all of those pieces, and at the end, you have a beautiful wreath to hang on your wall, door, over the fireplace, wherever!  

Give them as gifts, sell them, keep them for yourself, just make sure you enjoy the time spent creating them.  I have even thought wreath making parties would be fun, getting together with a family or a few gals, creating wreaths together while chatting each other up.  Sounds like a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.  Let us know what you think of our Valentine wreath!  

Heart shaped wreath

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  1. How pretty, love the colors! Thanks so much for linking up at #IMadeItMondayLinkParty 1. Shared.

    1. Thank you Dee. I think this one was a bit more difficult than a regular wire form with the different angles. My grandmother loved it though and I was happy for her to have it.