Making a simple wreath for the front door is an easy and thrifty way to change up decor for the holidays. This easy DIY fall tulle wreath is both and the result is so eye-catching that you will want to make one for every season.
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I love the fall. Cooler weather, snuggly sweaters, hot tea, fun holiday traditions — everything! One of my favorite things about fall is clearing the clutter of the past season and redecorating. A few little touches can really make a huge difference in any room, even if you just “shop” your own house and move items from one room to another. The easiest room to decorate, though, isn’t exactly a room. It is my front porch.
I’ve swapped out my spring/summer decor for fall/winter. Goodbye, brightly colored butterflies and flamingos. Hello, pumpkins.
I also made a new DIY fall tulle wreath this week that was surprisingly easy and affordable. I did the whole thing for less than ten dollars.
How to make a fall tulle wreath tutorial
Shopping for tulle
To start with, I did a bit of math research on tulle. There are two ways to buy it. One is by the yard, like fabric. The second is on a spool, usually about 25 yards.
The deciding factor for this project was the cost. I wanted at least four different colors and wasn’t exactly sure how many yards I would end up needing in each one. I found tulle on a spool for $6 a roll. That would be a minimum of $24 for just the tulle. Not cool. JoAnn’s Fabric had tulle by-the-yard on sale for half off, 74 cents per yard. I bought two yards each of four colors, which came out to $6 total.
In the long run, it took a lot more time with cutting but saved me a huge amount of cash. Shop around and see what deals you can find on tulle and compare it to how much time you want to spend making a wreath.
I used pre-cut tulle for my rainbow wreath and it turned out gorgeous in about an hour.
- 4 rolls of tulle, approximately 1 yard each of orange, dark brown, maroon, and forest green
- 18-inch flat floral craft ring
- Sewing needle and thread
Cut all of the tulle pieces. I didn’t measure before I started and lucked out on my estimates. First I folded each 2-yard piece in half and cut along the fold. Then I repeated, cutting in half until I had a size that looked good. In the end, I ended up with 64 pieces of each color, measuring 13×4.5 inches.
Tie the tulle in a knot onto the wreath frame. To do this, fold the tulle in half with the wreath at the bottom of the middle. Pull the two ends together and tie a knot as close to the frame as possible. Repeat around the frame until it is full. I ended up using 37 pieces of each color, which is about half of the 2 yards I initially purchased (and cut).
Cut the felt into flower shapes. I free-handed these, but you could also use a pattern. Layer the flowers and top with a button, then sew together. The tulle wreath also looks nice without any additional embellishments.
Attach the flowers to the wreath. I just used safety pins so they’re removable, but you could sew or hot-glue them on.
This was my first DIY wreath and I think it turned out so cute! It only took a couple of hours and most of that was cutting the tulle. I love this so much that I’ll be making more for future holidays or seasons.
This would be really easy to do just by changing the color scheme:
- Christmas: red, green, white, and gold/silver
- Valentines Day: red, pink, and white
- Easter: pastels like pink, purple, yellow, blue
- Summer: patriotic red, white, and blue or bright neons
- Back to school: school colors
- Halloween: Black, orange, and purple
How to hang your fall tulle wreath
I’ve hung wreaths using a variety of methods and all are pretty equal. For this one, I used a Command Outdoor Metal Hook stuck to the door. I like that the hook comes off and then the sticky backing is stuck to a smaller piece, making it easier to remove if you want.
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