14 Cool Looks with Tulle!

Annette Hardy

The history of tulle dates all the way back to the1700’s in the French city of Tulle. Since then, there have been many different variations of this amazing and versatile material, all of which Americans have loved and used enthusiastically.  Tulle regularly makes cameo and even lead appearances in many aspects of fashion from Alexandra Grecco’s Anthropology tulle skirt, to head accessories like this gorgeous golden tulle headband, to Lady Mary’s veil from my new favorite show, Downton Abby.

As we see the trend of tulle pop up in more and more scrapbook pages and cards, it made me look around and wonder where else have I seen this tangle of hexagonal webbing being used?  Very Pink’s website shows us how to knit our very own kitchen scrubby with tulle, and who wouldn’t love this ruffled tulle pillow to rest a weary head? Pinspiration after pinspiration of ideas on tulle, and not enough hours in the day!

So I thought I would gather some fun do it yourself ideas that you could incorporate into your everyday craftiness.  Enjoy!

In creating this darling frame from the Close to My Heart collection, designer Jayma Malme used tulle to establish a feature-enhancing shadow box, which certainly adds a chic look to an already elegant project.

For this lovely Easter card, designer Michelle Kovac takes advantage of teal tulle to perfectly adorn the top of the card with inviting detail, adding dimension and style to the card. And adding to me the desire to go outside and hide eggs . . . too bad there is still a foot of snow on the ground!

Hero Arts’ very own Sally Traidman shows us another way to make eye-catching use of tulle by accenting the heart in front for a bundled look that is sure to strike true with cupid’s arrow!

I came across this little darling while perusing Pinterest; what a fantastic idea for any little girl’s party. Whether you’re hosting a ballerina, or princess party, tulle is always in fashion!  Make your own whimsical wands, magic headbands, or even special tutus for all the party guests.  Tie up treats in tulle for party favors too cute for words.

Speaking of the perfect princess party, how lovely would this delightful decor look waving in the wind for the perfect garden gala?  Simply ruffle tulle with your sewing machine and create some lovely tulle pom poms for picturesque party flair.

And for an extra dash of sophistication, don’t forget to include tulle on the table tops to flatter and enhance any linen.

Whether or not good things come in small packages, the wrapping does indeed matter, so liven up any gift with some tulle. Twist it, gather it, knot it, bow it, or wrap it to make sure the outside is just as good as the inside. Pretty matters!

Valentine’s is just days away so I couldn’t leave you without a Love inspired wreath. If you don’t have time to make your own Valentine’s wreath, you can check out this Etsy store for a variety of wreath-y goodness.

Also be sure to stop by Creating Keepsakes Scrap & Paper shop for our Sending you Love card kit, it’s the perfect kit for sending love all through the year, not just during Valentine’s day.  It’s brand new and features inspired items from the new My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Ruby line.






If you would like to learn how to incorporate tulle into your scrapbooking in a whole new way, be sure to stop by a Creating Keepsakes Scrapbook Convention near you and register for the Thursday album class Scrapbooking Day by Day.   This album is wrapped in tulle goodness and will teach you techniques on creating a rolled tulle blossom, gathering and dying your tulle, also how to frost your tulle for the perfect embellishment for any of your future crafting projects. For a quick video on CKC click here.

I’ll see you in class!


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2 Responses to 14 Cool Looks with Tulle!

  1. Lorraine says:

    I love, love, love tulle!!! Thanks for sharing all this information!!

    I have a quick question for you, if you don’t mind helping me – I am a bit computer challenged and I love your Free Font Fridays and I have downloaded a lot of them, but I would like them to be part of my list of fonts in Microsoft Windows Word.

    Puh-leese – can you give me a step by step way of transferring these downloads to Word??


    Lorraine – Ontario, Canada

  2. Jayma says:

    Lorraine — You need to install the fonts you downloaded. So if you have a PC…go to the start menu and pull up the Control Panel. Then go to the “fonts” folder. Depending on the version of Windows you have, you can either drag and drop the files into the Fonts folder, or go to file > Install new font.

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