These tulle trees are so simple to make and so versatile. You can switch up the color palette to add a whimsical touch to any decor. We went with pastels and even used some glitter tulle to create our trees. They don’t require a lot of materials and are a great craft to do with kids! Here is what you’ll need to get started:
- Hot glue
- Roll of tulle fabric (You can find a large selection of colors here)
- Dowels cut to the height you would like your trees
- Wooden discs (We used 4″ discs)
Start by using hot glue to glue the dowel to the wooden disc. For this tree we used a 16″ tall dowel.
Then cut pieces of tulle in 3 different lengths with a 2″ difference between each length. For our tree we used 10″, 12″, and 14″ long strips. We used 15 of the largest size, 25 of the medium size and 15 of the smallest size but you can adjust this depending on the look you want.
Tie the strips of tulle to the dowel starting with the largest pieces then work your way up. You can tie them starting at the base of the dowel or slightly higher up the dowel if you want some of the trunk showing like we did. Both ways work great but will give you a different look depending on which you choose.
Rotate the pieces around the dowel as you go.
This can take some time depending on how many layers you choose to do but it’s the perfect Christmas craft to do while watching a holiday movie!
When you get to the top, glue one of the strips to the top of the dowel and then tie another around it. At this point the tree shape will look a little uneven.
Trim the layers of tulle to get the shape you want. We found it was easiest to start with the bottom layer and trim it as you rotate the tree. Then with the scissors parallel to the dowel, trim up the tree with the scissors at a slight angle. Keep trimming until you get the shape you want.
Now add the finishing touches. We added bows to the tops of each tree and glued some pearls to one of them as ornaments but there are so many different ways to customize them.
They look great alone or grouped together. They’re so easy to make you will probably want to make more than one! Happy Christmas crafting!