DIY From A Catch My Party Member - How to Make a Tulle Table Skirt

I fell in love with this Tutu Cute Glam Elmo party Noelle W of Sweet Craft Cakes threw for her daughter's 2nd birthday. I also fell in love with the tulle skirt around the dessert table. We've been seeing a lot of them recently on our main site, but I had no idea how easy they were to make. Here's how Noelle put it together...


  • 10 yards of tulle
  • Tablecloth
  • Ribbon
  • Pins

First she laid down her tablecloth onto her table.

Next she folded her tulle in half.

Then she gathered her tulle and pinned it to the tablecloth. She allowed for 2-3 inches of tulle to stick up from the top of her table.

She continued to gather and pin.

She repeated...

And repeated...

And repeated...

After she pinned the tulle all the way around her table, she took stretchy sequined ribbon and pinned it to the tablecloth.

This hid all her needles and also made sure no one got poked... When she finished she removed all her pins and saved her tulle to make into a skirt again.

Thank you, Noelle, for this super easy tutorial! Tulle skirts are such a beautiful touch.

Take a look at the rest of Noelle's gorgeous Elmo party. I love when people take a traditional theme and add their own creative spin to it.

To learn more about Noelle and her partner Kerry (two sweet gals I had the pleasure of hanging out with at Bloggy Bootcamp San Diego), check out their blog, Sweet Craft Cakes and Etsy shop. Their printables are just "tutu" cute!



Tara Odebrecht says...

@ 08:12 on Mar 21, 2011

Well...looks like this is just in time for me to make for this weekends big Rock Star and Diva Shindig!! YIPPPEE!! Wish me luck! Thanks ladies!


Kristin says...

@ 11:28 on Mar 21, 2011

Love this simple, frugal and impressive idea! Reusing party supplies more than once is what we can all use more of! Thank you for sharing!


Tara Odebrecht says...

@ 18:40 on Apr 26, 2011

Okay Noelle I cheated a bit and my mom made me a table skirt, but thanks for the inspiration. Thought I'd share how it turned out.

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