I love the look of fall. There is nothing like the bright colored leaves on trees. Especially when the sun hits them just right. That’s why I love this fall tulle wreath so much.
Easy DIY Fall Tulle Wreath
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I love hanging wreaths on my front door. From about the end of September through October I put up my Halloween tinsel wreath, but that left me without anything to put up for the majority September and the time between Halloween and Christmas decorations. So I decided it was time to make a wreath that worked for those other fall times.
I love how this fall tulle wreath turned out. There is nothing better then when a craft you think up turns out just like how you saw it in your head.
I really like how the leaves look against the brown tulle. To me it really captures that look of the fall. I found some leaves to use that had a bit of sparkle added to them which looks simply amazing on a sunny fall day.
Supplies Needed to Make a Fall Tulle Wreath
- 18in Wire Frame
- Brown Tulle (The link is not to the exact tulle I used as I can no longer find that one. They seem to constantly change those up. This tulle should work fine. Just want to make sure to note that it most likely is darker then the colored tulle I used.)
- Mix Collection of Silk Leaves
- 12in Ruler
- Hot Glue Gun
How to Make a Fall Tulle Wreath
This wreath is really quite easy to make. I have to admit though that it isn’t really fast to make. The way that I attach the tulle can take some time to do.
The tulle work is pretty mindless though. I don’t know about you, but I love having a mindless craft that I can do while watching TV or other simple tasks where I am just listening. I’m one of those types of people that is better able to stay focused if I have something to do.
Cutting the Tulle
One of the things that can take a bit of time is cutting the tulle that you’ll use to make the fall tulle wreath. I prefer to cut it up as I go, but you might prefer to cut it up in big batches and then later attach it to the wire frame. Either way is totally fine. It just depends on what works best for you.
Now, if you’re lucky enough to find 3 inch wide tulle you’ll save yourself a cutting step. I haven’t had as much luck finding that size of tulle any more, so like me you’re most likely going to need to buy 6 inch wide tulle. You will need to purchase 3 spools of 6 inch wide tulle. If you purchase 3 inch wide then you likely will need to get 6 spools although you might get away with only 5 spools.
This is where you will need to use the 12 inch ruler. You need to start by cutting the tulle into 12 inch strips. I measure it out with the ruler and then make a quick cut up at the end of the ruler. You do not need the pieces to be perfectly straight, so precise cutting isn’t necessary. That at least saves a little bit of time in the crafting process.
This is the point where the next step depends on whether you have 3 inch wide tulle or 6 inch wide. If you have 3 inch wide skip down to the next cutting step.
If you have 6 inch tulle take the 12 inch piece of tulle that you just cut and fold it length wise (hot dog style if that rings a bell). Once you’ve folded it over cut the entire length of the fold. Again you do not need to worry about a precise cut.
Now take one of pieces you just cut, or your 3 inch wide tulle piece, and fold it in half width wise (hamburger style). As before you’re going to cut right along the fold.
There is just one cutting step left. Finally take the pieces that you cut up and fold them length wise (hotdog style) and cut along the fold.
When you are all done cutting you should have strips of tulle that measure 1.5 x 6 inches. You will have 4 pieces if you had 3 inch wide tulle or 8 pieces if you had 6 inch wide tulle.
Attaching the Tulle
Once you have strips of tulle cut up you can start attaching them to the wire frame.
To do this take one of your 1.5 x 6 inch strips of tulle and fold it in half so the size is 1.5 x 3 inches. Then wrap that piece of tulle around one of the rims on the frame.
Then you’re simply going to tie the tulle into a knot. You should have about the same amount of tulle sticking up from either side of the knot.
Finally push the tulle up until it can’t go any farther.
You will continue to do this until the frame is fully covered in brown tulle.
Decorating the Wreath
Now comes the fun part! Once the wire frame is fully covered in brown tulle it is time to decorate your fall tulle wreath.
You can get whatever kind and color of silk leaves that you like. I happened to get a collection that contained different styles, sizes, and colors. At first I wasn’t sure about putting the brown leaves on the brown tulle, but the colors ended up being different enough and I felt the red and orange also helped the darker brown pop.
Before you start attaching any leaves I recommend placing them on the wreath the way that you would like them to go. That way you can play around with your patterns and placements and you’re able to change things that you don’t like.
I chose to create a color pattern with my leaves, and I changed the direction that the top of the leaf pointed for each one. I must say I lucked out because when I placed my last leaf it fit the pattern perfectly.
Once you’ve decided that you like that way your have your leaves placed you can attach them to the tulle wreath. I picked each leaf up, one at a time and put a strip of hot glue down the back. Then I placed it back into it’s spot on the wreath and gently pushed it into the tulle. Once it was attached I would pick the next leaf up and do the same. That way my pattern and spacing didn’t get messed up.
How much hot glue you put on is up to you. I felt a small strip was enough. I didn’t want my leaves to look really tacked down. I tried a smallish dot at first but felt that wasn’t quite enough glue.
When your glue is all dry your wreath is ready to be hung up and proudly displayed on your front door!
I hope you enjoy your fall tulle wreath! I just love how it looks hanging on my front door, and I’m sure you will too!