Learn to Make a No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt

by Jillian Leslie on


Denise, owner and party stylist of Simply Create Designs, throws beautiful parties! So I couldn't be more excited to introduce her as our new party craft contributor! Check out this no-sew tulle table skirt Denise created that is definitely a showstopper, but so simple to make, keep reading... 

A tulle table skirt creates a soft and dreamy feel to your party display. You can easily create your own, that is simple, inexpensive, and requires no sewing! It’s basically a tutu for your table.




First, cover your table with a tablecloth and wrap the elastic along the top edge of the table and tie it in the back.


Pin the elastic to the tablecloth in various spots to keep it secure while you add your tulle.


To create your skirt you will need to cut your rolls of tulle. Each strip should be double the height of your table. My table is 35 inches high so I cut each strip 70 inches long.


To Attach the tulle to the elastic, fold one strip in half and then place the loop over and behind the elastic.


Grab the tails of the tulle and pass them through the loop.


Tighten the tulle, it should look like a tie, with the knot in front. The smaller your knot, the more tulle you will need.


Continue attaching the tulle. If your table will be against the wall, you only need to cover 3 sides.


Attach the trim by applying small beads of adhesive along the top edges of the skirt.


Hold the trim in place until it dries, work in small sections until all sides are covered.


Step back and look at your skirt. There may be some strips longer than others, you can either trim them or keep them uneven which adds to the whimsical look. no-sew-tulle-table-skirt-diy

What a simple way to add a dramatic effect to your next event.


To learn more about Denise, and see all of her custom party printables and handmade party supplies, check out her Etsy shop, Simply Create Designs, and her Facebook page.



  • Y M

    Y M wrote:

    Great Idea to add the ribbon on top!

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    Lillian B wrote:

    This is beautiful and the instructions seem easy to follow. Does it have to be 5/8 fold over elastic? What will happen if regular elastic is used?

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    Kesha A wrote:

    I love this look. I am giving a baby shower and I want to know if it is possible to make the tutu table skirt and attach it at the venue? How much tulle should I use for a 6 ft. table and a 60 in. round table?

  • Julia S

    Julia S wrote:

    Very nice ideas,as the pictures are given step by step,one can easyly try the ideas,the pink look is classy yet elegant,wanna try it now.for more ideas you may visit http://goo.gl/l6kI5O

  • Susana K

    Susana K wrote:

    Hi! I have the same question as @Kesha A. Please let me know if you can. Or how to calculate it :)

  • Delia B

    Delia B wrote:

    How much tulle did you use?

  • Cari M

    Cari M wrote:

    It says 2 rolls of 100 yards of tulle so I am assuming she used 200 yards :)

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    Callie P wrote:

    I am going to make a table skirt for a 48 inch diameter table, how much tulle do I need????? Also can I make the skirt and attach it later with lights behind it??