When I work with parents on Custom Party Plans, one of our first steps is to create a Pinterest board where we share ideas. The mom who will be hosting this neon party pinned a neon tulle tableskirt that was stunning. But, I knew it would never fit in her budget. So I came up with the idea of a neon tulle garland. Here’s how you can make your own.
- 5 rolls of neon tulle (I got mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for $2.50 per roll.)
- Neon grosgrain ribbon, 5/8″ width
- Safety pins (To pin the garland to your tablecloth.)
This is one of those projects that is not hard, but is time consuming. You’ll want to find some HGTV or a romantic comedy to help you pass the crafting time. (I chose “Made of Honor” — definitely not a movie that requires much attention.)
When I make fabric or ribbon garlands, I usually cut all my strips and then do all my ties. But tulle is a different beast. It wants to fly around and stick to itself. Not sure how it manages to do both at the same time. Anyway, that means with tulle, I cut, tie, cut, tie, etc. And that process just seems to take longer.
1 – Cut an 8″ length of your first tulle color.
10 – Twist the ends of the tulle up and down, then spread out the two tail ends of each piece of the tulle. This will give you the full look. I probably will fluff this even more when it’s in place at our party. My finished garland is 3 feet of tulle with 20 inch ties on either end.