Monday, September 27, 2010

Halloween Tulle Wreath

I've seen a few different versions of black tulle wreaths, so I attempted my own. The great thing about this wreath is that it requires no glue or sewing. I'm limited to Walmart for crafting supplies unless I can find the patience for online ordering or I want to make a 2 1/2 hour drive to the nearest Hobby Lobby.

To follow this tutorial, you will need:

One 12 inch wreath frame,
4 and 1/4 yards of black tulle,
a few inches of thin wire,
an orange ribbon,
and Halloween spider rings.

Many tutorials use spools of black tulle, but I couldn't find any in the stores near me. I have also seen versions of this wreath using a Styrofoam or straw wreath or an embroidery hoop. If you use a light colored wreath I recommend either spray painting it black or covering it in black ribbon prior to tying the tulle.

First, cutting the tulle:

The fabric I bought was 54 inches wide, so that divides easily into 3, 18 inch wide strips. To cut the tulle easily, roll it up so you have a roll 54 inches wide.
Just snip it into three rolls 18 inches wide each.Then unroll each of the three pieces and individually roll them back up the other long way. I then cut these three long rolls into 1 1/2 inch pieces to make my tying strips. This is the same process you can use when making tutus.Use two tulle strips together for more fullness and tie them onto the wreath with a square knot. As you tie, bunch the strips together as thickly as you prefer.For the bow, I used orange wired ribbon and loosely followed this youtube tutorial. Use the wire to hold the bow together and to attach it to the wreath. Use another small piece of wire to make a loop at the top of the wreath for hanging. I added spider rings by just stringing a piece of tulle through the ring. You could also try some orange Halloween lights or other decorations, or leave it plain for a more classic look.

1 comment:

  1. Super cute crafts, Julie! You are so talented!! Love your new blog!