Before last year, I had never hung wreaths on my door, mostly because the ones I saw and liked were too expensive or because I assumed you had to be extremely crafty to know how to make a tulle wreath. But, you don’t. At least, not for this type of sports wreath – you just need to be able to tie knots and use a glue gun. This tulle wreath will only take you 1-2 hours from start to finish and it’s so easy that you can make it as you watch a movie or catch up on some tv. Plus, you can get all of your supplies for under $20.
You can easily pick your team’s colors and the accent pieces you want so you can make this wreath for any team and any sport or activity. So don’t hate me if you hate the Steelers.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- 4 25 yard x 6 inch tulle rolls in your team’s colors (I did 2 black and 2 golden yellow for Pittsburgh. You can find 50 yard rolls sometimes, so make sure you check before you buy, in case you only need 2. If you are doing three colors, you might be able to get away with just 3 rolls of 25 yards each- just space them out a bit more- something you can fix after you complete your wreath).
- 13 inch foam wreath (approximate- I think mine was 13.5″)
- accent pieces (I found a small football and baseball in Hobby Lobby for 67 cents each. They had larger ones or you could use ribbon or whatever you find that goes with your theme)
- glue gun to attach accent pieces
Cut tulle pieces into approximately 13.5 inch long strips.
To make this really easy, cut a piece of cardboard the proper length and wrap the tulle around it. Then cut the tulle at each end. This will save a lot of time and your pieces will be even.
Double knot your tulle around the foam wreath. (I’ve done other wreaths where I’ve just tied a single knot and the tulle has stayed- so really, you don’t have to take the time to tie a double knot)
You do not have to fold the tulle any widthwise at all- just knot it and it will scrunch up anyway.
As you tie each piece of tulle, slide it down to the previous piece, pushing them close together.
Alternate colors of tulle.
Continue until your wreath is covered.
Use your glue gun to attach your accent pieces as desired.
On the back of your wreath, slide a ribbon or another piece of tulle through the tulle on the wreath to make a loop to hang your wreath from.
This tutorial originally appeared on my sister site, The Soccer Moms.
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