I am so not crafty. I like to do crafts, but I can’t do ones that require a lot of skill. I don’t mind taking the time to do them, but it better be simple. And by simple, I mean ACTUALLY simple, not a million steps requiring specialized tools and knowledge.
This is how to make a tulle wreath that actually fits the requirements of being an easy craft. It will take maybe an hour and a half to complete, but it can also easily be set aside and finished later if something comes up while you’re making it.
You can do any colors or accent pieces with this tulle wreath. I wanted something for the Christmas season, but didn’t want traditional Christmas colors, so I went with a Frozen inspired wreath.
Here’s what you need for your tulle wreath:
- 6 6in x 12 yard rolls of glittery tulle in various shades of blues, plus 1 white and 1 silver
- 13 in foam wreath (approximate- if you see a 12.8″ or 13.5″ or anything close, you’re fine!)
- accent pieces
- piece of cardboard cut to 15″ long (width is not as important, anywhere from 5-7″ works)
- glue gun
The glitter is a little hard to see in some of the pictures due to a really dreary, rainy day, but it does pop in person and I’m glad I used it on this Frozen wreath. You can see it a little better in the picture below:
Where to find supplies: I found my supplies at Hobby Lobby. All tulle is 50% off this week(if it’s not when you’re looking to do yours, just wait and it will be- there are always sales going on there). The rolls I bought were $3.99/each (and then 50% off). If you use the longer non-glittery rolls, they run the same amount. Christmas decorations are all 50% off right now, too, so look around and see what would be easy to attach to a wreath. I only used about half of the snowflake package and with the sale, the package was about $4. A foam wreath will run you about $4 as well (be sure to check Hobby Lobby’s website- there’s usually a coupon for a percentage off one full priced item- I got mine for 40% off). All told, with the glittery tulle, it costs about $20 to make this wreath (use the regular tulle to make it a few dollars cheaper).
How to make a tulle wreath:
I’m going to save you a ridiculous amount of time with this first step. Take one roll of tulle and wrap it around your piece of cardboard, just keep wrapping until the tulle is all off the roll and wrapped around the cardboard.
Then, take your scissors and cut the tulle at either end. You’ll have all your tulle strips the same length (15″ long in this case) and done in no time. Repeat for each of the colors you’re using.
You can see how I started off, before I decided to change the pattern. Continue tying knots and occasionally pushing the strands close together so your wreath will be full.