Today I would like to show you how to make this super easy tulle wreath. If you can tie a knot, then you can make this adorable project. Not only is this wreath so simple to put together, but you can use this technique for any season or Holiday. All you have to do is change the color of the tulle and the accessories that you add, and you can make a wreath for Christmas, Spring, 4th of July, whenever. Today, though, I am making a wreath for Halloween.
I am woefully lacking in Halloween decor, so this year I am trying to fix that situation. I wanted something cute and fun that was Halloween specific, but not too scary. Luckily Micheals was having a huge sale, so I was able to get all of my supplies at a great price. My wreath ended up costing me about $15. This project can be pretty inexpensive to make. Your overall cost will change based on which accessories with which you choose to embellish your wreath. The Dollar Tree is a great place to look for doo-dads to add in without spending too much. Let’s talk about what you will need to complete this project.
First off, you will need a foam wreath. I chose to get my wreath from the Dollar Tree. You can use an extruded foam wreath, which would be a lot less messy, but it will definitely add to the overall price of your wreath. Since the tulle will completely cover the foam, I had no issue getting a lower quality wreath for a dollar. You can choose any size wreath that you want to, but I prefer to use a small-medium sized wreath because the tulle will add a lot to the overall size.
Next you need to choose your tulle. You can choose any shades you want to for whatever season you like. For my Halloween wreath, I chose black, orange, green, and purple tulle. I bought an extra roll of black because I wanted to frame each color in black and I definitely needed the extra roll. The amount of tulle that you will need will vary on the size of your wreath and how densely you pack the colors together, but you will need at least three of the 20 yard rolls.
To make the wreath, cut your tulle into panels that are long enough to wrap around the wreath with 2-3 inches of tulle sticking up off each end. The length of your panels will depend on the size of your wreath, so I can’t give you an exact measurement. Take a panel of tulle, scrunch it up so that it is thinner and easier to wok with, and then tie it around the wreath in a double knot. That’s it. Just tie the strips of tulle onto the wreath, and double knot to secure them. Work your way around the wreath, alternating your shades as you go. I chose to tie 5 strips per color for the best opacity. I wanted the tulle to be pretty densely packed, so you can certainly use less if you think that’s overkill. This is so easy to do, but it is time consuming, so it is a great thing to do in front of the TV. Just put on a movie or binge watch some Netflix, and you will be done in no time. When you have tied all of your tulle in place, give your wreath a once-over and trim any pieces that may be sticking out longer than the others.
Once your wreath is covered in tulle, it’s time for the embellishments. I found these adorable picks with pumpkins and witchy things at Micheals. You can literally add anything you want to your wreath. Picks like these are the easiest to add because they stick into the styrofoam, but other bits and baubles can be glued on as well. Just fire up the hot glue gun, and have at it.
And this is my finished Halloween wreath. I love the way that it came out. It was so easy and fun to do that I can’t wait to make another one. I’m thinking that this is a great style for Easter and 4th of July wreaths. They could not be easier. I really hope that you enjoyed this tutorial, and I’d love to know if you try to make a tulle wreath for yourself. I think I covered everything, but I’d be happy to answer any questions that you might have. Let me know in the comments below how it worked out for you.
I recently made this Princess Bride themed Teesha Moore bag for a swap on craftster.org. Teesha Moore is credited with the concept of these “pillow” patches and the distinctive way of putting them together. You can click on my images to enlarge and get a closer look.
I was very nervous about attempting the Teesha Moore style because I have never embroidered anything before. I am really in love with the way it turned out, though. The stitches may not have been done in the proper fashion, but I am really pleased. This project was so much fun! The patches are a mix of painting, applique, beading, and embroidery. I like all of the patches that I made, but here are several of my favorites.
I’m so proud of the bag, and I can not wait to make more of them. I am absolutely going to make myself a Harry Potter themed bag. Wouldn’t that be awesome? The patches are actually really fun to make. They are a great way to keep my hands busy while I am watching TV at night.