Showing posts with label tulle. Show all posts
Showing posts with label tulle. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tulle Rosette Wreath

With Valentine's Day behind us, I needed some spring decor to brighten things up around here!  I decided to use tulle and make small rosettes to pin on a wreath.  I had never done this before and wasn't sure what it would look like.

I began by using a straw wreath and left the plastic wrap on it.

I cut tulle into strips, about 10 inches long.  I then wrapped the tulle around my finger, tucked the end up inside the bottom of the rose, and used a straight pin to attach it to the straw wreath.  I used straight pins that had a pearl at the end and I like how it looked.  The pearl peaking out of the middle of each rosette looks just like the middle of a real flower. I used several colors: green, white, hot pink, light pink, lilac, and a second type of lilac tulle that had sparkles in it. The colors all together do look very springish!

The rosettes look like spring flowers or even Easter eggs.

There are 188 rosettes on this wreath.  I enjoyed the project - I worked on it a little bit on several different nights.  I would get the kids in bed then spend a few minutes watching TV with my husband while I worked on it a little at a time.  It was a rather relaxing process.

I ended up hanging it on the back of the white rocking chair on our front porch.  I love how it looks there.  It is really a bright spring welcome for guests approaching our front door.  This part of the porch is covered so I think the wreath will be safe from weather.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Canning Jar Ring Wreath

As I mentioned in a post last week, I have been a little addicted to making wreaths lately.  (Click here to see more.)  I have been "seeing" wreaths in all I do.  So when I was making spaghetti a few days ago and opened up a jar of canned tomatoes, the ring for the canning jar just jumped out at me.  It is round, like a wreath, and little and cute!  I was so excited to try it!

I began by using white tulle.  I cut strips of the tulle into 12 inch pieces.  I then tied them in a double knot around the ring, sliding them tight together and lining up each knot with the previous knot.  I found I liked the underside of the ring the best.  See here...

I did this all the way around the ring.  It was very quick work - actually only took a few minutes!  I cut one strip of tulle several  inches longer than the others to use to hang the wreath.

I found this cute ribbon for $1.00 for a spool of 4 ft. at Wal-Mart.  I used a hot pink polkadot on light pink ribbon, a light pink with hot pink ladybugs, and a glittery polkadot ribbon.  I cut these in shorter strips and tied them around the knot of the tulle. 

The hot pink ladybug ribbon inspired me to add a few more details.  I used my Cricut and cut a 3 inch "Love Bug" phrase and a 3 inch ladybug.  These shapes are from the Create-a-Critter Cricut cartridge.  I glued the cut-outs onto just a couple strips of
ribbon to hold it in place.

It is only about 10 inches in diameter.  The small size, with the pink ladybug ribbon and the "Love Bug" wording all goes together so well.  It is adorable, if I do say so myself! 

Friday, January 20, 2012

Tulle and Ribbon Wreath Tutorial

I have been a little obsessed with making wreaths lately.  I made all of these in the past few months (and many more!)  I have used ribbon, fabric, paper, raffia, greenery, silk flowers, pages of a music book...and I have attached them to wire floral wreath forms, styrofoam wreaths, grapevine wreaths, embroidery hoops, straw wreaths, and evergreen wreaths!  I've done some traditional and some a little more...
well, shall we just say, different. 
 I have really tried to be thinking "outside of the box" with my wreath projects! 

This is a wreath I recently made for a 3 year old girl for her birthday!

Materials I used...

-green wire wreath
-white tulle
-purple tulle
-purple sparkly tulle
-6 different types of ribbon, all either purple or with purple in them
*NOTE:  This takes a lot of tulle and a lot of ribbon. Sorry I can't tell you exactly how much tulle I used,  but I used 6 different types of ribbon with 15 feet per spool so that's 90 feet of ribbon.  You can use more or less, whatever strikes your fancy!

How I did it...
I started with a green wire wreath that I purchased at Hobby Lobby in the floral department.  It cost $2.47. 

This is some of the tulle and ribbon I used.  Hobby Lobby - 50% off!

I started by cutting the white tulle and the purple tulle into 16 inch strips.  I then tied each strip in half in a double knot on the inside circle of the wreath.  After tying them, I then tucked them underneath the next two circles of wire.  I did this process one section at a time.

I continued it all the way around the wreath form.

I then did the same process with the sparkly purple tulle and added it here and there around the wreath to add sparkle to the other white and purple tulle.  Then I cut my ribbon into strips about 6 inches in length and tied those in knots on the inner two rungs that were still exposed.  I did this over and over until I had all of the green wire frame completely covered  in tulle and ribbon.

When I finished, I hung it up and used scissors to trim any uneven strips of tulle from around the outside.

I really like how it turned out.  I had never made a purple tulle wreath before and it was fun to see it come together with all the different types of ribbon I chose.  The sparkly purple tulle was a bit messy to work with but really added some shine to the wreath.   My own three-year-old LOVED it!