For the Love of Tulle

I kind of have a new obsession. Tulle.  Primarily, tulle wreaths.  It started just before Christmas when I was having a hard time deciding whether or not to decorate for the holidays this year.  I just wasn’t feeling it.  But then I thought I could at least put up a wreath to make it appear festive to people coming by to visit and passersby.  And quite frankly it was time to take down the fall wreath.  But I found that I was also completely over the Christmas wreath I’d made and been using for the past couple of years.  So I went looking for a new idea.  And I found it in the mock-up of a Santa face with a white tulle beard complete with his hat.  Santa WreathI found the instructions here. It was such an easy project that I finished it in less than two hours.  The most time-consuming part is tying all those pieces of tulle onto the foam frame.

I loved coming home to this every day and it actually helped to lift my holiday spirits a bit.  So, when the holidays were over I wondered what I might put in its place.  The weather was cold and dank and I needed something to perk up that entry way.  So I headed to the tulle isle in the craft store and found a super sparkly silver tulle and put it together with black and white tulle to make a new year’s wreath.  Using the same technique, I alternated the colors.  When it was finished, I kinda thought it looked like a sparkly funeral wreath, so I found a disco ball ornament, hung it in the center and posted that sparkling wreath up on the door.  NY WreathWarning, if you use the glittered tulle, you’ll be carrying it around on you, your furniture, your pets, and everything else for at least a month or more.

But don’t worry about that, because for February you can just add more sparkle to your home by using fuscia glitter tulle and pink and white tulle to create a sparkly kisses and hugs door hanging.

The inspiration for this one came from here.  I loved the X and O but couldn’t get excited about the fake berry wreaths.  So I decided to try it in tulle.  I had to cut the X form out of a flat square of styrofoam.  Other than that, it’s the same process as the other two wreaths of tying the tulle around until it’s as full as you want it.  Since I only had 10 yards of the dark fuscia glitter tulle, I placed that evenly first and then filled in the rest with alternating groupings of white and pink as seen below. photo 2 I did the same thing with the X.  Then I tied them together using the fun polk-a-dot ribbon.

photo 3I love how each of these projects turned out.  I might be done with tulle for awhile…and perhaps not, green tulle with spring flowers would be so cute, right???  I guess we’ll have to wait and see.


Oh and I’ve basically just learned to live with everything in my home having just a little sparkle from the errant glitter that won’t go up in the vacuum no matter how many times I try.

“She who leaves a trail of glitter is never forgotten.”

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