Tulle-ing Around and Around…

Yesterday, I gave you all a clue about today’s project:

Were you guys able to figure it out?  Kim at NewlyWoodwards guessed a tutu which is pretty darn close (the shape and materials are right).

So what the heck did I do this weekend?  I made a wreath!    A Fall wreath if we’re getting specific :)

I had originally found my inspiration wreath on Pinterest (it’s originally from Etsy).  Since the Etsy listing was a bit more than I hoped to spend on a Fall wreath, I decided to DIY it.

Since I was DIY-ing it, I decided to make a few changes to better suit my tastes.  Instead of using a flat wreath, I went with a spherical wreath since I liked that shape more (that was $6.99) and I picked up some red, orange glitter, yellow, green, and purple tulle (all together, it was about $13.00).  It was surpassingly difficult to find Fall colors near me  - it seems like they only sell white, baby pink, and baby blue.  Eventually, I found some “Fall” colors at A.C. Moore, though they were on the brighter side… and the orange was covered in glitter.  Other options included getting orange, purple, and black for Halloween but I wanted to get a lot of use out as much as possible.

To start, I would cut about 4-5″ strips of the tulle (it’s going to depend on the size of the ring and how long you want the tulle to be).  I found it made the process easier if I would just cut a bunch of strips out before hand and then just focus on tying everything on.

I also made sure to follow a pattern – green, yellow, purple, red, orange – so that it didn’t get too unbalanced.

As I tied the tulle to the ring, I would take the front piece of the last tulle knot and  tuck it under the new knot and slide it back to the rest.  This worked out well – it kept the knots hidden on one side and helped the tulle kind of blend together nicely.

I will be honest and say that this is sort of a time-consuming project.  It must’ve taken at least two hours for me to tie all the tulle around the wreath and since it’s a tedious job, I needed to take a few breaks.  Also, while the glitter tulle looks nice, there is orange glitter everywhere in our living room.  If they had a regular orange, I would’ve grabbed that instead.

It was a great feeling to see it when it was all done.  The wreath finished at the perfect time because I ended it on my last piece of orange tulle (I have loads left of the other colors).

To help make this even more Fall festive, I hot glued some leaves and purple flowers (both of which I had in our Fall decor storage box).  I’m very happy with how they look on the wreath.

I have a spool of silver wire so I snipped a little piece and twisted a little hook on the back so I could hang it on our front door.  This may be one of my favorite wreaths yet.  It’s bright and cheery, but still very Fall appropriate.

Now I’m curious – do you hang anything on your front door for the seasons or do you prefer to keep it bare?  Have you tacked a Fall decor project lately?  Anyone else in full-blow Fall decorating mode (like me)?  

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  • http://annabelvita.wordpress.com annabelvita

    Seasonal wreaths aren’t really a “thing” here – people put Christmas ones up (and some people decorate for halloween) but that’s sort of it. I’m looking forward to decorating our windows for Christmas though!

    • http://popcornonthestove.com Kristen

      I think it’s split pretty evenly on people decorating their front doors here. I do it because it’s nice to add a little something to our otherwise boring front door.

      • http://annabelvita.wordpress.com annabelvita

        I think it’s a lovely thing to do!

  • johnny51

    That’s really impressive! Nice colors. Although I’m still trying to tell myself it’s not yet fall, it’s not yet fall! Alas, Lisa already has pumpkins out here. My summer is over.

    • http://popcornonthestove.com Kristen

      Thanks! We’ve been embracing Fall for the last two weeks. It’s only a matter of time until we go pumpkin picking :)

  • http://www.madeinmorningside.blogspot.com Ashleigh

    That looks lovely, don’t think i would have the patience though.

    Like Annabel says seasonal decorations aren’t really done over here, apart from xmas and haloween, but we put a wreath up at Xmas.


  • http://hisshabbyherchic.com Brandi @ His Shabby Her Chic

    My guess was loofah, but I forgot to say it.

    The wreath came out great! I love the colors, and you’re right, it’s perfect for late summer into fall.

    I was all about making wreaths last year. I’m thinking of making a fall one but I have so much stuff to do for the new apartment I’m not sure I’ll get to it.

  • http://www.drabtofabdesign.com Whitney @ drab to fab

    How cute is this?! I love it! I’m working on a Fall wreath right now too. I had to go with one that is more flat b/c the space btwn my storm door and front door isn’t very thick.

  • Christine @ Casa-de-Christine

    I love this!! It’s super cute!! I might just have to try this…

    My sister in law just made a tutu for her daughter for her wedding. It’s so cute and it’s in chocolate brown and ivory tulle. I’ll have to ask her where she found it! I definitely thought tutu yesterday… I just didn’t know why you would be making a tutu lol.

    • http://popcornonthestove.com Kristen

      Haha – maybe one day I will make a tutu but that won’t be for a while :)

  • http://attemptsatdomestication.com Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    It looks awesome! I absolutely love the colors! It’s so fun!

  • SarahN

    NO wreaths any time in my apartment block :( I think it’s a little less common in Australia, but houses will often have one for Christmas at least. nice work!

  • http://tickledwinks.wordpress.com Amanda

    I am loving the colors! It looks great! And I’m all for fall and cooler weather coming sooner rather than later!

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