Decorating with Tulle
by Giorgina Devereaux
Decorating with tulle is a diverse, flexible, unique way to draw attention to any room.
Tulle is a beautiful, lightweight fabric that is woven into a mesh pattern and starched in order to make it stiff.
It is manufactured from fibers such as, silk, nylon, rayon, and sometimes, cotton.
The great thing about tulle is that it is flexible, which enables you to shape it in the manner you want.
Although tulle is commonly used for veils, gowns, and ballerina tutus, it makes a lovely decorative accent for weddings and other special occasions.
Tulle has other versatile purposes. It can be used to wrap party favors, to make pew bows, to decorate the wedding reception tables, chairs, and can be hung or draped from the ceiling.
The beauty about decorating with tulle is that it comes in an assortment of colors, which gives you an incredible amount of variety to choose from.
Tulle also comes in glitter colors:
Tulle is also available in glimmer tulle:
Since the use of tulle is a very popular form of
wedding decor, our focus
will be on giving you ideas on how you can incorporate decorating with tulle into your wedding.
Tulle Wedding Decorations
Tulle wedding decorations are a beautiful and creative way to decorate the pews at the church, the wedding candles, the ring bearer pillows, the flower girl baskets, the bridal bouquet, as well as the wedding reception.
Church: At the church, pew bows can be placed at each pew for added
To make a pew bow using only tulle, it is recommended that you use 5-6 yards
that is 12 inches wide.
Another fabulous idea for decorating the pews is to incorporate Christmas lights within the tulle. It adds romance and sparkle to your ceremony.
You can also intertwine the lights and tulle around communion rails, above a
window, or over a doorway and gazebo.
Wedding Party Table: To decorate the wedding party table, you can
place Christmas lights inside the tulle and then place a floral bouquet with
ribbon dangling over it.
Cake Table: Decorating a cake table with tulle is a fabulous way to
add beauty and color to the table.
Above the Cake Table: Another romantic way to accent your cake table is to add tulle above the table by making a canopy of tulle. Around the top of the canopy, you can add a wreath of beautiful greenery along with fresh flowers. The entrance of the canopy can be defined with a decorative ribbon tied around the left and right side. This looks quite lovely and further enhances the beauty of the wedding cake.
Wedding Reception Tables/Chairs: You can decorate the wedding
reception tables by using tulle to line the edge of each table cloth.
Your table centerpiece can be decorated by placing tulle under a crystal candle holder or if you have a mini floral arrangement inside a basket, you can wrap tulle around the middle of the basket.
The chairs at the wedding reception also deserve some sprucing up. You can
wrap tulle around the chairbacks and tie it in a bow.
Simply wrap the favor in a 6” or 9” tulle circle in the color of your choice and tie a decorative ribbon around the top.
It’s an inexpensive way to dress up your party favors while adding a touch of elegance.
Ceiling Decor: Another amazing way to add an unusual decorative accent is to drape a ceiling with tulle and lights.
This makes for a spectacular display while making the room feel very elegant. You can use regular white Christmas lights or the icicle lights. This will definitely wow your guests.
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