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 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.
Tulle table skirts are also amazing as baby shower decorations. Now that I’ve got your creative juices flowing let’s get on to the details.
Tulle Table Skirt Materials
You will need:
I used rolls of tulle I bought on Amazon because they were a better deal per yard than at the store. You’ll need to measure your table and count about 2 yards per inch, more if you want a fuller skirt.
The big question I get it: How many yards of fabric does it take to make a table skirt. Well, it will depend on how long your table is.
So my 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.
- 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 as the ribbon we’re going to string the tulle to.
- U-glue roll – if attaching directly to the table
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 tablecloth
If you’re attaching the tulle skirt 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.
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.
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 the all the latest DIY videos first.
So much fun and so many possibilities…