Sunday, February 26, 2012

Just Tulle-ing Around

My grandmother used to make holiday wreaths using the plastic rings that were used to hold six-packs of soda together. (I don't think these are used any longer as they posed a hazard to dolphins and such when they were carelessly tossed into the ocean.) She would glue the plastic rings to wicker plates and then weave garland and lights through them. The garland was then embellished with all sorts of little trinkets. I vividly remember both a Christmas wreath and an Easter wreath that she made for my mother. They were stored in our attic and I don't really know what happened to them after my mother passed away, but I sincerely wish I still had them today.

I am an avid crafter. For several years, I have been knitting and scrapbooking and a little over a year ago I decided to try my hand at making wreaths just like my grandma used to do. Since the plastic rings are harder to come by these days though, I decided to take a different approach. My material of choice is tulle. I never really realized how versatile it was until I started experimenting with it. Most people think tulle is just for wedding decor but it is SO much more than that!!

I've made several wreaths with varying themes from holidays, to infant/children's decor, to sports. I thoroughly enjoying making them and once I start I can't wait to see the finished product!!! A few months ago I branched out and started making tutus as well. They are absolutely adorable and a must have for any little girl. After all, every little girl deserves to feel like a princess!!

I hope those of you reading this blog enjoy the pictures of my creations as much as I enjoy making them. Until my next post, I'll be Just Tulle-ing Around :)

Spring Wreath

Hot Pink, Black and White Zebra Wreath

Redskins Wreath

Rainbow Tutu

Pink, Black and White Tutu

Two-Tone Pink and Purple Tutu

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