Posts Tagged ‘Tulle’
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..
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).
- 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)
- 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.
Thank you, Eileen, for sharing your easy tutorial with us!
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.
- 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.
- 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!
(Do you have a DIY project from one of your parties that you’d like to share? Please email me at email@example.com. I’d love to show it off!)