Holiday Wreaths

Holiday Wreaths seemed to be the perfect theme for this week. Last Thursday,  I looked out my patio doors while working at my computer and all I saw was SNOW! I know I wasn’t the only one surprised to see it, but there it was falling on top of my yard full of unraked leaves. It made me in the mood to think, “WREATHS” for the holidays. Today I am featuring a tulle wreath.

Tulle Wreath Supplies

  • 10” metal wreath hoop
  • 2 spools of tulle,
    burgundy tulle, cut into equal 18” lengths
  • Embellishments, purchased fall flower collection with leaves, burlap ribbon made from a cut piece of burlap

Directions:

Cut the tulle into 18” lengths. You can make them longer, if you wish. 24” will make a larger wreath but you will need another spool of tulle. HINT: scrunch the tulle at the place you want to cut it to make it easier to cut.

 

Put the two ends together to make a loop, put the loop under the metal hoop, fold the ends of the tulle over the metal hoop and pull the ends through the loop. Pull tightly to make a knot.

 

Repeat all the way around the hoop until you have your desired thickness. Attach a ribbon to the metal hoop to create a loop to hang the wreath.

 

Embellishment can be anything you wish to add. The sky is the limit! I wired a purchased fall flower with leaves and a floppy burlap bow to use it at Thanksgiving. Hint: Since the color is burgundy, adding Christmas embellishments later will carry it throughout the season.

 

Can’t wait to see your tulle wreaths for the holidays. Please send in your ideas and creations. There is a link on the right side of this blog.

See you tomorrow!

Rita

 Click here to order tulle.

5 Comments on Holiday Wreaths

  1. Jen Nebel
    November 14, 2011 at 7:31 am (3 years ago)

    Love that you are showing how you can use tulle with natural items and not just glitter and girly things.

  2. Nichole
    November 14, 2011 at 7:32 am (3 years ago)

    I love this! I’ll be headed out for supplies tonight! This looks like it’s so much fun to make AND it’s adorable!!

  3. Erika
    November 14, 2011 at 10:13 am (3 years ago)

    love this!!! thank you for sharing! I want to make some for family! I was wondering tho, I have never worked with tulle, do you think it would be ok outside? I was thinking of putting wreaths on my outside porch lights. Thanks so much!!!! :)

    • Rita
      November 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm (3 years ago)

      Hi Erika,
      I love your idea of making tulle wreaths for family. As for putting the tulle wreaths outside, this is what I think. Tulle is sturdy in that it holds its shape, but if it gets wet it may wilt. If you put it in a sheltered area, for example, a covered porch, or you live in a climate where weather is warm and dry, it may be OK. I, however, live in the Midwest where December can be blustery and wet. I wouldn’t put it outside in that kind of climate unless it was in a covered entrance. Perhaps for a few hours it would hold its shape. You know if you were having a party. Perhaps others know of the success of tulle outside?

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