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.

neon tulle garland tutorial by The Party Teacher


  • 5 rolls of neon tulle (I got mine at Hobby Lobby on sale for $2.50 per roll.)
  • Neon grosgrain ribbon, 5/8″ width
  • Scissors
  • 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.

DSC_01322 – Fold the tulle in quarters long ways.

DSC_01343 – Fold the tulle in half to form a loop.

DSC_01364 – Allow about 20″ of ribbon for tying your garland in place.

DSC_01235 – Put the tulle loop behind your ribbon.

DSC_01376 – Pull the remaining tulle over the ribbon and through the loop.

DSC_01437 – Tighten the tulle by pulling on the ends and gently pushing the tie into place.


DSC_01268 – Trim the ends of the tulle to make them even.


DSC_01499 – Just keep repeating with your other tulle colors.

DSC_011910 – 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.

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