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How to Make a Tulle Swag

Updated March 23, 2017

Tulle swags are used for decoration at special occasions. Weddings, showers, christenings and retirement parties are some of the events at which you see tulle swags. They can be adorned with ribbons and bows, twinkling lights, flowers or pearl strands. The lightweight fabric makes it easy to hang them.

Tie a big knot in the centre of a long piece of tulle.

Lay the tulle out on a flat surface. Pick up one tail and tie a big knot halfway between the centre knot and the end of the tail.

Tie a big knot halfway between the centre knot and the end of the other tail.

Check to ensure that the three knots are at equal distances throughout the length of the tulle.

Attach the centre knot to a table edge by pinning the back of the knot to the tablecloth with a safety pin.

Attach one side knot to the table by pinning the back of the knot to the tablecloth with a safety pin. Repeat this with the knot on the other end. Allow some fabric to hang down between the knots, creating a swag effect.

Add flowers or other decorations as desired.

Tip

If you are attaching the tulle to a lattice wall, you may want to slide zip ties inside the knots and wrap the ties around the lattice work for a secure hold.

Warning

Take measurements before you purchase the tulle.

Things You'll Need

  • Tulle
  • Safety pins
  • 3 Satin ribbon bows
  • Zip ties (optional)
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