Decorating with Tulle

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.

decorating-with-tulle-white-tulle-circlesHere are some of the colors that tulle is available in:

  • American Beauty
  • Aqua
  • Black
  • Brown
  • Burgundy
  • Butter
  • Coral
  • Gold
  • Green
  • Paris Pink
  • Hunter Green
  • Ivory
  • Lavender
  • White
  • Light Blue
  • Mint
  • Peach
  • Royal Blue
  • Yellow
  • Mauve
  • Navy Blue
  • Teal
  • Red
  • Purple
  • Light Pink
  • Periwinkle
  • Olive Green
  • Light Garnet
  • Vel Gold
  • Shrimp
  • Turquoise
  • Lime
  • Silver
  • Sage
  • Copper
  • Deep Purple
  • Eggplant
  • Grape
  • Wisteria
  • Chocolate
  • New Amethyst

Tulle also comes in glitter colors:

  • Silver glitter on white tulle
  • Gold glitter on white tulle
  • Silver glitter on black tulle
  • Gold glitter on black tulle

Tulle is also available in glimmer tulle:

  • White glimmer tulle
  • Silver glimmer tulle
  • Charcoal glimmer tulle
  • Gold glimmer tulle
  • Yellow gold 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.

decorating-with-tulle-tulle-bolt-lavenderChurch: At the church, pew bows can be placed at each pew for added elegance.

It also makes the setting more romantic while giving you the opportunity to put your own personal touches.

You can also wrap pieces of tulle around the flowers at the church, which gives a continuous flow of color from the pews to the altar.

Also, the wedding candles can be wrapped in tulle for that extra special effect.

To make a pew bow using only tulle, it is recommended that you use 5-6 yards that is 12 inches wide.

decorating-with-tulle-tulle-ribbon-bows-with-silk-roseIf you prefer to intertwine ribbon with tulle, it is recommended that you use tulle that is 6-9 inches wide and approximately 5-6 yards long to enable you to make a nice full bow with lots of loops.

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 Reception: For the wedding reception, decorating with tulle can be used on the wedding party table, the wedding reception tables, the reception table centerpieces, the chairs, the gift table, the wedding cake top, and the ceiling.

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.

Try to space the floral bouquets accordingly depending on how long the table is.

This looks beautiful and makes for a fabulous focal point.

Cake Table: Decorating a cake table with tulle is a fabulous way to add beauty and color to the table.

You can drape a piece of white nylon tulle over a white tablecloth and then add pink nylon tulle around the circumference of the tabletop.

decorating-with-tulle-wedding-cake-topperWith the pink nylon tulle, it is recommended that you use 1 ½ times the circumference of the tabletop in order to be able to create a scalloped edge all around.

To gather the tulle in sections, you can wrap white cloth covered wire around the tulle every 12”.

Lastly, add bouquets that have flowers and long ribbons around the table and space them accordingly. As an extra decorative accent, you can place rose petals on the table around the cake.

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.

Another idea for decorating with tulle is to loosely drape the tulle over the center of the tables and then scrunch it to add some height.

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.

decorating-with-tulle-bride-and-groom-candy-favor-bagsThe chairs at the wedding reception also deserve some sprucing up. You can wrap tulle around the chairbacks and tie it in a bow.

Another idea is to attach flowers or decorative elements to the bow, such as silk flowers and foliage or pearls, which makes a lovely and delicate accent.

Party Favors: Tulle is the perfect material for wrapping party favors for weddings.

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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