Tulle Halloween Wreath

Tulle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

Only 30 more days until Halloween!!
It’s one of my favorite holidays.

And just so everyone in my neighborhood knows it’s one of my favorites,
I made this spooky Tulle Halloween Wreath.

I was torn between making this one and putting up the Ribbon Wreath I made last year, which I love!
But this one won out. And I’m glad, it’s so cute!

– Supplies –

Embroidery Hoop
2 – 3 spools of Tulle
Scissors (or Rotary Cutter)

The first thing you’ll want to do is cut your tulle.
How much is entirely up to you.

I wanted my tulle to stick out 6″.
Since we are tying the tulle, I doubled the 6″ and then added 2″ for the tying.
6″ x 2 = 12″ + 2″ = 14″.

I cut my tulle into 14 inch pieces.
The Ribbon Retreat carries spools of tulle which are so nice for this project.
I used two whole spools of Black Tulle and half of one Pumpkin Tulle.
(You may use less depending on how full you want it and the size of the embroidery hoop.)

The way I tied the tulle made it very fluffy. Maybe too fluffy, but I like it. 🙂

Once you have your tulle cut, we’ll start tying it onto the embroidery hoop.

I used a larger embroidery hoop, but you could use a smaller one and cut your tulle longer.
I am pretty sure it would even out in the amount of tulle you would use.

I layered my tulle into two pieces per tie.

I put the tulle on the embroidery hoop by tying it in a double knot.

The pumpkin tulle was doubled with one piece of black tulle.
(One pumpkin and one black.)
I wanted a more subdued orange hue.

The pattern I used was two pieces of black tulle, one piece of black tulle,
and one piece of pumpkin tulle and one piece of black tulle.

I was doubling all the black tulle pieces, but I started running out and used one piece in between to make it last. Looking back, I am sure I could have used one piece all the way around, but that would have decreased it’s fullness. 🙂

The best way to tie the tulle was to put the embroidery hoop between my legs and tie, moving the hoop around as needed.

Continue tying until you run out of tulle (like me!) or you’ve covered the embroidery hoop.
I was able to move the tulle around so it wasn’t squished and it still covered the hoop.

(My craft table room is a serious disaster. I have a post dedicated to it in the next few weeks. :))

Now add a ribbon for the wreath to hang from and you’re done!

Or you could also add a bow. 🙂

I love making bows, so I make them whenever necessary.

Tulle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I LOVE this bow.

I used 1 1/2″ Black Striped Ribbon, 7/8″ Black Double Faced Satin Ribbon, 7/8″ Orange Solid Grosgrain Ribbon, and 1/2″ Black Lacy Scallop ADORNit Ribbon. I topped it off with a button from my Haberdashery Buttons bag.

Some of these ribbons were scrapped loops from my Halloween Ribbon Wreath.
I’ll show you how I re-used them in this bow.

The techniques used in this bow, and many more!, can be found in our
Tricks of the Trade Hair Bow Instructions.

First, I made a Basic Boutique Bow out of the 1 1/2″ Black Striped Ribbon.
This bow is about 5″ big.

Then I used my 7/8″ Black Double Faced Satin Ribbon scraps.
I took four loops and made them into a simple bow.
I knew the center would be covered, so I didn’t care how it looked.

Then I made another Basic Boutique Bow out of the 7/8″ Orange Solid Grosgrain Ribbon.
This bow was about 4″ big.

The last layer is the 1/2″ Black Lacy Scallop ADORNit Ribbon.
Love this ribbon; it is so beautiful!

I unstitched the two loop scraps and opened up the ribbons.

Then I placed one loop on the Orange bow to see where I needed to cut it.
I cut both ribbons in the same place.

Then I looped the two ribbons and sewed them together.
I didn’t tie the thread around this bow, just stitched it together.

Now that all my layers are done, I hot glued them together, one by one.

Then I added the Haberdashery button in the center to finish off the cuteness.

Tulle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I hot glued the bow onto the ribbon on the wreath.
I totally wish I had put a clip on the bow and then clipped it onto the wreath.
You never know when a 27-year-old mom of two boys would need a Halloween bow. 🙂

I love how it turned out.
The tulle is perfect for Halloween, and the bow makes it classy.
Just perfect.

Tulle Halloween Wreath - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

You can use this same technique for lots of different holidays.
It’s easy, fast, no-sew!, and cute, cute, cute!

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  1. Posted October 2, 2011 at 9:46 am | Permalink

    Thank you for SO MUCH posting this,. You’re right, this wreath would work for anything, just adapt the colours. Weddings, maybe? This idea I might just nab. I have a stack of tulle in Autumn colours for some benighted project that I can’t even recall now. Better than taking up space in my chaos of a craft room, I could put out a pretty garland.

    Thank you, thank you. !


  2. Verna Hebert
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 2:15 am | Permalink

    Love this! And yes you could make them for many occasions. Baby Shower Anyone?

  3. Posted October 3, 2011 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    I love this simple but classy wreath! And that bow is just the right touch. So fun!

  4. Sabrina
    Posted October 3, 2011 at 8:31 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this post! I am redecorating my daughters room this winter. How cute would a set of these in different sizes be on her wall? TOO CUTE!!! Thanks!

    • Shirley
      Posted October 3, 2011 at 9:10 am | Permalink

      Everyone has such good ideas on how to use this! And I love every one of them! 🙂

  5. Anita
    Posted October 5, 2011 at 10:52 am | Permalink

    I just love this wreath! It looks very simple and easy to make and can be made for many different seasons! I think I just might make some of these and use them as Christmas gifts! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  6. Stacey
    Posted October 6, 2011 at 9:04 am | Permalink

    I LOVE this wreath! It’s so adorable!!! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Annie
    Posted October 23, 2011 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I love this! I made it last night while watching college football. The hardest/most time consuming part of this is cutting the tulle. I think, if done on smaller embroidery hoops, these could make really cute party decorations (hanging from ceilings, maybe?)! Love this blog!

    • Shirley
      Posted October 23, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

      Annie – that sounds adorable!! And if you used smaller ones, you could do it even faster! Perfect idea! 🙂

  8. Nikki Walsh
    Posted September 10, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Permalink

    LOVE IT!!!

    Excited to make my own! when you say: 2 – 3 spools of Tulle what size Tulle did you use 3″ 6″ or 9″?
    Looking forward to checking our your ribbon on too 🙂

    Thank you

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 11, 2013 at 10:03 am | Permalink

      Hi Nikki! Thank you for your question. This tulle wreath is SO much fun to hang, create, and it is a perfect project for every holiday! The 6″ tulle size was used, but you could use any size you would like! Awesome!! Thank you again Nikki and good luck making your Tulle Wreath! Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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