How to decorate a table using tulle material

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How to decorate a table using tulle material
Use colourful tulle or plain white to decorate a table for a special celebration. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

Decorating a table with tulle is a quick yet elegant way to dress up a plain table. Because tulle is inexpensive, it can drastically reduce the cost of decorating a banquet or serving table. Tulle is fancy enough to use at a wedding reception, yet can also be used in a more casual setting. Tulle comes in a rainbow of colours, not just white; decorate using the colour that you love most or that fits the rest of your decor.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • T-pins
  • Ribbon

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  1. 1

    Lay tulle over the existing tablecloth. A large piece of tulle, either in white or a colour, will look a little more dressy than just a tablecloth. Pick a tulle with sparkle or glitter in it for a glitzy look.

  2. 2

    Swag the tulle along the edge of the table. Tie a ribbon around the end of the tulle, gathering it together. Pin it to the tablecloth. Tie more ribbon around the tulle about a yard from the first. Pin it 12 inches from the first pin. This will make the yard of tulle drape down the side of the table. Continue around the entire table; if it is a square or rectangle table against a wall, you could just do the front and sides.

  3. 3

    Place tulle around a centrepiece on the table. Cut a yard of tulle from the bolt and scrunch it up. Gather it around the centrepiece, fluffing it up around it.

  4. 4

    Fill a large glass vase or container with tulle and Christmas lights. The tulle will dull the lights and make the vase seem to glow. Experiment with coloured tulle or coloured lights for a different look.

Tips and warnings

  • Instead of buying yards of tulle at the fabric store, purchase the entire bolt. It will be cheaper and you won't run out as quickly.

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