There’s something almost enchanting about tulle, isn’t there? I used some in my wedding decor, and if I had a little girl I would dress her up in colorful tulle skirts way too often. Using tulle in holiday decor gives it a whispery wintery look – so pretty!
- 2 20-yard rolls of tulle
- Dowel rods
- Wood base
(I bought one 36″ long dowel rod and one piece of 12″x4″ balsam wood from Michaels, and I cut each into 3 pieces with my Dremel.)
Glue the rod onto the base.
Starting at the bottom, cut the tulle and tie pieces around the rod. I think the bottom pieces were about 12 inches long. Keep cutting slightly shorter pieces and tying them, pushing the knots tightly together. Arrange and fluff as you go.
At the top I glued a wood button (I had some leftover, but you can buy them at any hardware store) and then I painted it white.
Don’t my tulle trees look like snow-covered evergreens?
The reindeer sure seems to like them.
I bet you’re wondering “Weren’t there 3 rods?! Where’s the other one?”
Yes, there were three, but it turns out that 40 yards of tulle can only make two 11-inch trees. Bummer.
Or not, because two is good. And yes they are the same height, I just stuck my son’s plastic bowl underneath one to give it some lift.
Where have you used it before – and have you tried it in your holiday decorating?
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