Sunday, August 19, 2012

Making a Tulle Wreath

I was inspired to make a fall tulle wreath for my front door from this picture on Pinterest!

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!!







Final thoughts:
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 :)


Final Cost:
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


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58 comments:

  1. Great job! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope you have a great week.

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  2. That turned out fabulous! I made one for my daughter using purple and turquoise, but I love yours for fall! So adorable. By the way....I have the exact front door as yours. :)

    I would love to follow you and your cute blog...if you add the GFC button, it makes it so easy for followers to join you! :)

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  3. Thank you so much! I have added that GFC button. Thank you for the tip.

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  4. I'm so glad I found your blog! Your wreath is gorgeous. Great job!

    Katie
    www.funhomethings.com

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  5. I really like this wreath! I love the colors and the flower.

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  6. Loving this wreath..and that you used a pool noodle! Awesomeness! I'd love for you to come share this at our Pinteresting Party!

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  7. Thank you so much! I joined your party!

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  8. Very cute idea. I was just thinking it's just about time to decorate for fall. I may try this. I'm visiting from the Made U Look link party.
    Your new follower,
    Terrie - HearthandWhimsy.com

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  9. Thanks so much Terri! And I'm following yours now. Can't wait to try your cookie recipe!

    Candice

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  10. Love how this came out! Never thought to use a pool noodle. I see some crafting in my future.

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    1. Thank you! I can't remember where I first came across the idea of using a pool noodle as a wreath. I'm sure it was Pinterest :)

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  11. That turned out so great! Thank you for sharing. Visiting from Artsy Girl. Would love if if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-11.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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    1. I will be there! Thank you so much for the invite

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  12. Such a pretty wreath! Great work!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous weekend!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  13. LOVE this wreath and LOVE how simple/inexpensive it is to make! I featured you on my facebook!
    http://www.facebook.com/craftykateblog?ref=hl#!/craftykateblog

    Thanks for the inspiration!
    Kate
    crafty-kate.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the feature! I have spent way too much time on your blog this morning haha Look forward to your future postings.

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  14. Hi Candice -- thanks so much for linking up at Craft Junkie Too this week. I have this fabulous wreath featured on my Facebook Fan page for all to see. :)

    Hugs,
    Tracy

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    1. Oh wow thank you so much for the feature!! I love your fun blog!

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  15. This is adorable! Excited to see what else you will be in the up coming posts! New Follower!
    Hugs, Jen

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    1. Thanks so much Jen! So exciting to get followers! I'm following you know and I joined your Southern Blog Roll since I blog from Tennessee :)

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  16. Gorgeous! I love how it turned out! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party! Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

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  17. Thanks so much for hosting! I'm following you on Pinterest now too

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  18. Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional link party! Your post has been featured so head on over and grab a brag button!
    http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/08/tuesday-confessional-features_26.html
    ~Macy

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  19. SUPER CUTE!!!
    I found you via the blog hope on Sasse Life... I have followed you GFC.
    Would love to have you stop by my blog :)
    xoxo
    Heather
    www.HeatherlyLoves.com

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    1. Thanks Heather! I am following you now too! And your DIY Chalkboard Plate is at the top of my want to do list. I cannot wait to try it!

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  20. WOW!!Gorgeous!!Absolutely Beautiful!TFS

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  21. Not only is it pretty, I bet you had a bunch of fun creating it!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

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  22. I love your wreath! I need one of these for my front door! Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites! I'm featuring you this week. Come by and grab my featured button if you'd like one.

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  23. I just wanted to pop back in to say thank you for sharing at our
    Pinteresting Party!

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  24. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Someday Crafts! I will be featuring your project this morning on our blog! Thanks for sharing and be sure to grab a Featured at Someday Crafts button for your blog.

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  25. That wreath is seriously cute. Love the colors and the texture using the tulle gives it. It looks really pretty on your front door! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

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  26. omggg!!! I LOOOVE the look of this wreath.. I love it so much I just left hobby lobby and bought me some to make the wreath as well. I picked up the noodles over the weekend. Thx goodness they are red so it wont be tooo bad trying to cover\hide the blue... too cute... love your ideas..

    Thanks alot..

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    1. The tulle covers the noodle pretty easily! I am following your blog. Would love to see a picture of yours once you finish :)

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    2. "Bought me some"--what? Tulle? Did you mean you bought yourself some tulle?

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  27. awwww!!! thx for following and I will be sure to post it after im done.. thx again.

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  34. Beautiful wreath! I'm headed out the door in about 5 minutes to buy some tulle that I saw available at Walmart in at least a dozen different colors. I think the most difficult thing about this wreath will be deciding which colors to buy! :-)

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