My lovely neighbor, Amber, is getting married in a month! She gave me the idea for these tulle church pew decorations. Use to decorate chairs, pews, or hang from newel posts! So simple, so sweet. No sewing required!
Materials need to make one tulle decoration:
- 2 yards tulle
- 2 yards of coordinating 6-inch wide tulle ribbon, cut into 1 yard pieces
- 10 inches wire
- Wire cutter
- Round nosed pliers
- Clear fishing line
Cut a 10 inch length of wire. Any wire will work for this project.
Mentally separate the wire into thirds. Use a round-nosed pliers to make a small hoop about a third away from one end of the wire. This will hold your beads in place.
Add beads. Make a second hoop at the end of your beads. Set aside
Fold the 2 yard piece of tulle in half (1 yard on each side of the fold). Place your hand in the fold. Place the thumb of your other hand about six inches below the fold. Make your second hand into a fist.
Place the wired beads around the tulle where your fist used to be.
Twist the wire closed. Use a round nosed pliers to curl the ends. This will keep the wire from poking into your back!
Cut your two 1-yard pieces of secondary colored tulle. Pull half the length of one piece under the wire.
Place the second piece of tulle on the other side of the beads.
Place one hand inside the top of the tulle. With your other hand, lightly pull the bottom of the tulle until the top looks like a fan.
Press the beaded side of the wire against the back. This will flatten the wire and make the center look a bit more substantial - you'll be able to see all the beads from the front.
Cut a length of fishing line. Place one end of the fishing line under the wire. You can either tie a knot and hook the knot over the corner of a chair OR tie the line directly onto the chair - between the spindles.
Editors note: For the beading part, you can totally use fishing line instead of wire. I use wire because it's easy to bend, twist and flatten into shape.
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