You will need:
- A Wreath. You can use a plain store bought wreath, a coat hanger shaped into a wreath, or whatever you have on hand. I had a pool noodle wreath I had used for the 4th of July. You simply buy a pool noddle ($1 from the Dollar store) and duct tape the ends together! So easy and cheap
- Various colors of tulle. I purchased rolls of tulle at Hobby Lobby this week. 50% off! $2 a roll. For this size wreath, I used 1/2 of a 12 yd roll and about 1/3 of the 25 yd rolls. I used black, brown, orange, cranberry, green, and gold / yellow.
- Flowers / other accesories to decorate the corner of your wreath.
To get started cut your tulle into equal size strips. Use whatever size you want depending on the width of your wreath and how far you want the tulle to flair out. I cut mine into about 20" strips.
Start with the dark colors first because you will end up overlapping colors and you don't want to cover up the light colors with the dark. So I started with black. Simply tie the strip of tulle around the wreath and make a knot. Be sure to make your not on the outside of the wreath so the tulle will flair to the side. Start with the darkest color and tie a few at various places around the wreath.
Here's what it looked like after I did the black:
Added brown and orange:
Added red, green, and gold:
Once you have your wreath covered and are you're satisfied with your tulle you can add an accesory to the corner or anywhere on your wreath. You can add flowers, acorns, really anything. I chose this little guy from Hobby Lobby. I found it in the fall section and it had a nice long stem I could just tuck it in the tulle to attach it. No hot glue needed.
And here's my finished wreath hanging on my front door!!
Looking back I think the only thing I would have done differently would be to cover the wreath in ribbon or something first. I had to work very hard at making sure the summer blue pool noodle couldn't be seen anywhere!
Also if you are using glitter tulle, some of my colors are glittery, you might want to put some newspaper down or do it outside because the glitter gets everywhere!! Especially when your 1 year old daughter starts crawling through it :)
Pool noodle: $1 at Dollar Tree
6 rolls of tulle: $6 ($2 each at Hobby Lobby and I used half of each roll)
Flower accesory: $4.50 at Hobby Lobby
TOTAL COST: $11