Vintage Tulle Wreaths

Hello, and welcome to Anne’s Attic – design  today I am excited to share with you a new project that I have been working on.

I’m sure you all know how much I love anything vintage for my home and if there is an item that I like and can’t afford then I will try to reproduce it myself.  I have fallen in love with tulle wreaths that I have seen in the November issue of Romantic Homes. I found them on Etsy and the price was way more than I could afford. So I thought that this is an item that I can try to make myself. Now does this make me a copy cat? Probably, but if there is not a copyright on the item why not figure out how to make it and tweak it just the way I like it. So that’s just what I have been doing this week.

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It took me a while messing around with the wire trying to come up with just how I wanted it to look, or how to attach all of the pieces.  I used vintage ornaments and an old scrunched up ribbon to get the effect that I wanted. This process is very time consuming. I specially made this white on white wreath for a sweet blogging friend.

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If you want to give this a go here is the wire that I used. I first made a 12″ circle out of the 12 gauge wire, then twisted the ends together to tie the circle together. You can make any size you wish. I’m going to make some smaller ones to add to vignettes

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I tea stained the tulle to give it the vintage look. I left it in 3 black tea, teabags in a glass bowl overnight. Then rinsed it out the next morning and let it dry on the line.

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I used 5″ wide tulle on a roll. I got these at the dollar store. It took five rolls. I folded the tulle back and forth five times, about 6″ long,  until it looks like this.

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Then I cut a piece of thinner wire, about 5″ long to wrap the tulle into a bow.

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Gather the tulle in the middle like above.

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Then I twisted the wire in the middle to make a bow.

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Pull the ends of the bow to fluff. I made about 30 of these little tulle bows, use as many as you like depending on how fluffy and big you want your wreath to be, then I used the end of the wire to tie onto the circle of wire. Fluffing the bows as you go.

Wreath close up white

Attach the bow and ornaments with a long piece of thin wire so they can stick out of the fluffy tulle. You can use just about anything that you want to embellish the wreath. Make sure that you glue the tops of the ornaments together.

Wreath blue close up

Choose any color you like. I made a mint green one for my little nest and put on ornaments that were on my father’s Christmas tree when he was a child. If you don’t have the time to make one I would love to do this for you. I will be making these in gray, pink, white, blue, mint, for my Etsy shop. The ribbon and ornaments will very.

Wreath Mary

They will be made to order. Many go for around $100.00! But mine will be a lot less and always free shipping!

Wreath blue

I really love the fun soft vintage look that adds to my Christmas decor.

tulle leaves

I just wanted to share with you a sweet bundle of large Autumn leaves that one of my grand sons brought home for me after school the other day. He thinks of me quite often, he’ll bring me a wonderful rock, stick, or acorn. We put them in one of my bird nest. Gotta love it!

Wreath Collage

If you enjoyed this tutorial please pin the collage above!

Have an amazing weekend,

Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!

Monday

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

Make It Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Something to talk about @Karen’s Upon the Hill

Inspire me Monday @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

Tuesday

The Scoop @ Cedar Hill Farm

Trash to Treasures Tuesday @ Kammy’s Korner

Roses of Inspiration @ The Enchanting Rose

Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques

Inspire Me Tuesday @ A Stroll Through Life

Wednesday

Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

WOW @ Savvy Southern Style

Moon Light and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

What’s it’s Wednesday @ Ivy and Elephants

Before and After Wednesday @ The Dedicated House

Thursday

Treasure Hunt Thursday @ From My Front Porch to Yours

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Idea Box @ Mila’s Little Things

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com

Friday

Show and Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home

Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Saturday

Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Sunday

Sunday’s at Home @ Thoughts from Alice

Silver Pennies Sunday @ Silver Pennies

Submarine Sunday @ Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

47 thoughts on “Vintage Tulle Wreaths

  1. Oh gosh Jo, if you knew how bad I have wanted one of these for my living room. I saw one last year on Shabby fu fu blog. She had made hers out of a tutu. I found one at the store I call train wreck and dyed it. The color did not come out pretty (it was suppose to be aqua) but looked more baby blue so I bleached it. Never did try doing anything with it again. Yours are absolutely gorgeous! I would love to try making one, but if I don’t find the time may be ordering. 🙂 Fabulous job! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  2. Love your tea stained tulle wreath with the sentimental vintage ornaments! If I ever get the time, I’d love to try your tutorial-thanks for it. Love your Madonnas, too!

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  3. Great tutorial, I laughed outloud here, as I remember doing these back in the 50’s…yikes I’m getting old. I do remember nestling silver holly leaves in with the colored balls in poofs of pale pink. Grandma (the fancy one) had several in her home…lots of foo-foo in her house, but it was beautiful. They looked like wreaths made of clouds. Great bring back of memories and vintage bliss. Thanks, Sandi.

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  4. Oh My, this is something I really Need to create. I have the perfect spot for 2 of them. I need to make a list tonight and purchase the items this week. I am determined to create these for my LR shutters! Great idea! Blessings, Cindy

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  5. This is a very nice tutorial! Thank you so much for sharing how you made this beautiful wreath. I have acres of tulle. . .so I’ll probably give this a try!

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  6. These are so pretty! Love that you can buy the tulle at the dollar store in rolls…makes for an inexpensive and easier project. And then you can just pop them together while watching TV. I made the yarn wreaths back in the 70’s they were time consuming also. Best ~ Mickie

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  7. My sweet friend, your tulle wreaths are absolutely stunning and oh-so-whimsical. You are such a talented lady 🙂

    Thank you, dear Jo, for sharing with Roses of Inspiration. Love and hugs to you!

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  8. Anne, these are just divine. That mint green one made my heart skip a beat, I swear! I’d love it if you’d come and share at my newish linkup Five Star Frou-Frou. I’d love to have you join us. You’d fit right in! Love, Mimi xxx

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  9. Jo, your tulle wreaths are truly romantic and beautiful. Thank you for sharing at Shabbilicious Friday this week. I’m delighted to be featuring your wreaths at tomorrow’s party. 🙂

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