DIY Tulle Trees


How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

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!

Supplies:

  • 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.)

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Glue the rod onto the base.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

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.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

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.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

Don’t my tulle trees look like snow-covered evergreens?

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

The reindeer sure seems to like them.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

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.

How to make beautiful DIY tulle trees for Christmas or winter decor.  girlinthegarage.net

So, tulle?

Where have you used it before – and have you tried it in your holiday decorating?

Jen

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*  Christmas Home Tour 2014 {Home for the Holidays}

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*  DIY Fringe Christmas Tree


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6 Comments on DIY Tulle Trees

  1. Dixie Lee
    December 12, 2014 at 11:03 am (3 years ago)

    I use tulle to tie around hurricanes holding votive candles – changes the color of the light cast by the candles quickly, cheaply and reusably! Also, it can be used on wreaths in any way that ribbon can be used – and more!

    Reply
    • Jen, Girl in the Garage
      December 12, 2014 at 11:10 am (3 years ago)

      Dixie, the hurricanes sound so lovely! I may have to try that 🙂

      Reply
  2. GERRI ( DENISE) DAGOSTINO
    September 3, 2015 at 8:46 am (2 years ago)

    I LOVE THIS SIMPLE LITTLE CHRISTMAS TREES AS MY GRANDDAUGHTER CAN HELP & WE LOVE CRAFTING TOGETHER 1

    Reply
  3. Linda
    December 17, 2016 at 7:09 am (1 year ago)

    My mom and grandma made similar trees out of a stiffer tulle fabric. Back in the 60’s
    I had forgotten how nice they were. I remember how to do them , but not the sizes of they layers. Thanks for the memories.

    Reply
  4. JoAnn
    December 18, 2016 at 7:16 am (12 months ago)

    I love these tulle trees. I’m definitely a lover of tulle. I made large “puffy” balls to hang from tree over tables at my grandaughters wedding! They were a hit! Then I put them on my Christmas Tree. I needed a new globe ona light fixture so I just hung three around the light…. my daughter calls it the Poofy light. I have tulle bows on lamps, candle holders and my large cement swan ….she holds towels in the bathroom.I am soooo inspired your tulle trees! Thanks!

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