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Learn to Make a No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt

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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.

Supplies

  • 2 rolls of tulle, 6 inch wide x 100 yards
  • 5/8 inch fold over stretch elastic (2-3 inches longer than your table)
  • Fabri-Tac adhesive
  • Chiffon flower trim, enough to cover 3 sides of your table
  • Straight pins or safety pins
  • Tablecloth
  • Scissors

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Directions:

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

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

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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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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.

{DIY} How to Decorate a Princess Party Chair

We get so many gorgeous fairy, princess, and tea parties on our site. Here are a couple of ideas for how to dress up your party chairs for your feminine.

Tulle Wrapped Chairs

The most popular idea is to wrap the chairs in tulle. This is a great way to add some softness and elegance to your party, plus it's simple to do. It took me 7 yards to wrap this kid-sized chair with a bow, and 5 yards to wrap it with a knot.

I love this view from the side.

Plus tulle is a very inexpensive fabric. Here you can buy a bolt of pink tulle for less than $0.50 a yard. I have a whole assortment at my house.

RIBBON TIED CHAIRS

Another simple idea is to tie ribbons to the backs of your chairs. Here I used an assortment of colors, widths and textures to give it a shabby chic look. I doubled the ribbons, and attached them using girth hitch knots to a white satin ribbon which I tied around the chair. I also used Glue Dots (my favorite party tool) to secure the satin ribbon to the chair.

Here's the front view of the satin ribbon.

Here are the ribbons I used.

BEAD DECORATED CHAIRS

If you want to add a little sparkle to your chairs, I recommend buying Mardi Gras beads in different colors and attaching them to the back of your chairs using Glue Dots. Again, what a simple idea but it adds so much. Plus your guests can go home with the beads at the end of the party!

Hope these ideas are helpful! Can't wait to see your party chairs..

For moreparty  inspiration, check out these fantastic fairyprincess, and tea parties on our site.

DIY: How to Make a Tulle Heart Wreath

How cute for Valentine's Day!

Eileen Behar of Behar Party Designs created this tulle heart wreath tutorial for us to share. Thank you, Eileen!

This wreath is a lot easier to make than it looks.  All you need are the following items from your local craft store and a little patience (sometimes hard for me).

SUPPLIES

  • 1 styrofoam heart wreath base
  • 1 large roll of red wedding tulle (or pink, whatever choice of colors that you choose, or you can make more than one color)
  • Scissors

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Cut your tulle into about 8 inch strips (I tend to cut about 10 at a time and then start to tie on the wreath base so I don’t cut too much of my tulle and have spare left over for another project)
  • Take the tulle and tie it around the base – I started at the top peak of the heart (NOTE:  top peak and bottom point are the trickiest to cover).  I tie a double knot and then take another piece of tulle and criss cross tie it over the previous knot, so there is a double overlay for each. Here are some photos demonstrating the knot.

  • Continue the above step until you have covered the entire heart base.
  • When all is covered, take your scissors and trim the tulle to your liking so it has the dimensions and shape you are looking for . (I actually cut and trim as I go along, but everyone has their own way of doing things.)
  • Use your favorite tulle or ribbon and loop through the tulle in the back of the top part of the wreath to create a hanger and VOILA.. A beautiful, inexpensive Valentine’s Day wreath for a gift or to decorate your home or office.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at beharpartydesigns(at)yahoo(dot)com.

Happy tulle-ing!

Thank you, Eileen, for sharing your easy tutorial with us!

DIY Tutorial From A Catch My Party Member: How to Make A Tulle Garland

This Sugar Plum Fairy Birthday Party created by Nicole W is one of the most beautiful parties we've seen on our site this holiday season. I love so many details of this party, including the homemade tulle garland Nicole made to decorated her tree. Isn't it beautiful...

Nicole so kindly put together this tulle garland tutorial for us, just in time for Christmas. Thank you, Nicole! And here's how she did it...

The tulle garland I made for my Sugar Plum Fairy theme was astoundingly easy to make.  What sewing there is is so pathetically easy, that I hesitate to call it a project that even involves sewing.  Don't be intimidated, even if you've never picked up a needle and thread.

Materials:

  • Tulle (also known as bridal illusion, available at any fabric store).  I used the 72" wide version, but any would work.  I wouldn't use the spools of 6" wide tulle you can find at the craft store--the garland would end up being MUCH more expensive than if you bought colorful tulle at the fabric store.
  • Needle  (longer is better than shorter, but it's not critical)
  • Thread (you could use regular thread, but I liked the sturdiness that button thread gave me).
  • Scissors or a rotary cutter and mat.  Using a rotary cutter made the process blazingly fast, but it's certainly not necessary.

Instructions:

  • Cut the tulle into strips.  Mine were approximately 4" wide each, but make yours as wide or narrow as you'd like.  I just eyeballed mine.  Precision isn't really critical for this craft. (See, I told you it wasn't like real sewing!)  Each strip, when gathered, gave me about 10 inches of ruffled garland, so make a guess about how many strips you'll need.

  • Thread the needle with a length of thread as long as you'd like your garland to be.  Make a knot at one end, being sure to give yourself a few inches of tail to hang out so you can tie it to things, attach it to other garland, etc.  You can always cut it of later if you decide you don't need it.
  • Hold the strip of tulle and simply feed the tulle onto the needle, sort of like you're accordion folding the tulle on to the needle and thread.  Simply dip the needle up and down through the fabric, creating the most simple running stitch there is.  (Here's a link to the wikipedia entry for running stitch, if you think that might be helpful.  It's hard to describe with just words!

  • Once the entire strip of tulle is on the thread, push it down to the end of the thread, where it will be stopped by the knot.  Fluff it out until it looks right.  And that pretty twisty double-helixy thing going on in my garlands?  That will happen all by itself.   I told you it was easy!
  • Continue adding strips of tulle to your thread until you have a garland length you want.  Tie a knot in the end so that the tulle won't slip off, and you're done!
Thank you, Nicole for this easy tutorial!  I'm planning to make one for my tree this year.  If you make one, too, please email me photos so I can post them.

Check out more of Nicole’s other amazing parties on our site, and to learn more about her handmade tiaras, veils, and other wedding accessories, please read her blog, Tradewind Tiaras.

(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share?  Please email me at jillian@catchmyparty.com.  I’d love to show it off!)

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