No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Tutorial

Add a little fun, and a touch of elegance to your next party with this easy, no-sew tulle table skirt DIY. With colorful ribbons for added texture and a touch of…. whimsy-ness. Whimsy-dom? Whimsy-ticity? (Oh, I don’t know!)

Made with sheer fabric pinks, purples, greens, and yellows it just screams unicorn party! But change the colors to blues and create the perfect decor for your mermaid party. Use pinks, and you have the makings of a princess party. And then later you can use it as a tutu skirt.

But it’s not just for birthday parties, DIY tulle table skirts are also amazing as baby shower or bridal shower decorations. Use them around the dessert table at a wedding, quinceanera celebration, holiday-themed parties, or all your special events.

Now that I’ve got your creative juices flowing let’s get on to the details.

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Tulle Table Skirt Materials

You will need:

  • Tulle

I used rolls of sheer tulle I bought on Amazon because they were a better deal per yard than at the store. 

The big question I get is:

How many yards of fabric does it take to make a table skirt?

Well, it will depend on how long your table is.

You’ll need to measure the length of your table (or perimeter if you have a round table) and count about 2 yards per inch, more if you want a fuller skirt. These measurements will work great if the height of your table is about 30″ (which is about the height of a regular table). If your table is taller, you’ll need to count for that.

So my cake table was 5 feet across and I used about (5x12x2) 120 yards of tulle in all. Divide that by the 4 colors I chose and you have 30 yards of each.

The rolls I got were 100 yards so I had a lot leftover and could have done the 2 sides or more party tables.

So for a

  • 6ft table skirt you need 144 yards
  • 9ft table skirt you need 216 yards
  • 14ft table skirt you need 336 yards of tulle

I chose 4 solid colors, dark pink, light pink, purple, and mint. to match the unicorn party printables colors.

  • Fabric Ribbons

Choose colors that will compliment your tulle colors so they pop out as fun bursts of color. I got 1 roll of pink, yellow, turquoise, and purple in different sizes.

And 1 roll of 1″ wide white fabric ribbon. We’ll use the white ribbon as the one we’re going to string the tulle to.

4 tulle rolls on table with 4 ribbons to make a tulle table skirt

I LOVE U-glue rolls. I use them all the time to attach things to the wall for parties. The adhesive is strong but removes easily without any damage. You’ll need as many feet as the width of your table. My table was 5 feet so I used a whole roll. You could cut pieces and place them 2-3 inches apart if your table is wider and you didn’t want to buy another roll.

  • Pins or safety pins – if attaching to a plain tablecloth

If you’re attaching the tutu table skirting to a tablecloth, the tablecloth must be very securely attached to the table (U-glue…… oh yeah!). Or heavy items must already be on the table.  Otherwise, the weight of the skirt may make the tablecloth sag.

How to Make your Tulle Table Skirt

Measure 2 yards of tulle and cut.

Fold in half and create a loop with your hand (watch the video below to see this done- this is the key to making the skirt FAST)

String the loop on the white ribbon. I kept my loops loose so they would look rounder and fuller.

Close up of Tulle skirt at the edge of table

Alternate the colors of tulle and continue until you’ve achieved the desired length,

Attach the skirt to the table using the U-glue or the pins to the edges of the table.

Cut different lengths of ribbons.

Fold in half and loop them in a random fashion to the loops of the tulle.

The video shows how easy and fast this can be. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel and get all the latest DIY videos first.

So much fun and so many possibilities. A tulle tutu table skirt sure screams special occasion!

You could wrap candy tables, cake tables, sweetheart tables, or the head table to give a romantic atmosphere and a dreamy feel to your wedding festivity.

Girls of all ages love tulle! That’s for sure!

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16 thoughts on “No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Tutorial

    • Press Print Party says:

      Sure, you could use an elastic band with the inside ribbon and wrap it around the whole table. You’ll have to adjust it to your table so it doesn’t bunch up the tulle. It will work only if your table’s edge is wide enough. Elastics have a tendency to shift.

  1. Bri Adams says:

    How did I not know about these U-glue rolls!? I adore glue dots but am definitely going to have to stock up on a few of these babies!! Such a cute detail to add the ribbon. Love how easy this is to dress up a table and after watching the video if doesn’t looks as time intensive as I thought it might.

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