Tulle Christmas Tree – an easy DIY project for Christmas

We all strive to decorate our homes for Christmas as beautifully as possible and put up a Christmas tree with various types of garlands and ornaments, right? If you are a creative person and like DIY projects try to make Christmas decorations from fabric – it’s easy to create exclusive décor for the holidays.

In this tutorial I will show you how to make a Christmas tree from tulle – this is an easy project even for beginners. And you can make the tree together with your kids.

What you’ll need

 

Tulle fabric (around 1 yard) sprinkled with glitter

Thin metal wire – half  a yard 

Strong thread for gathering tulle (matching color)

Small piece of fabric for a star

Glue (and glue gun)

Sewing machine

Tulle is very suitable for this Christmas tree project but other similar fabrics (like mesh or net) can also be used (just make sure the fabric has some stiffness).  

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Check out this beautiful tulle fabric

Expo International Glitter Dots Tulle White/Gold Fabric By The Yard

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Features

  • Fabric Type: 100% Nylon
  • Import Designation: Made in the USA or Imported
  • Fabric care instructions: Machine Wash Cold/Tumble Dry Low
  • 54'' wide. Fabric is sold by the yard and cut to order. For example, order of 1 yard (Qty=1) is 54'' x 36''. Order of 3 yards (Qty=3) is 54'' x 108''.

Kel-Toy Glitter Tulle Fabric, 6-Inch by 25-Yard, White/Iridescent

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Features

  • Product dimensions: 6" x 25Y
  • Great to make wedding favors, clothing, floral arrangements, or for decoration
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  • Polyester

Expo Glitter Tulle Spool of 25-Yard, White/ Silver

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Features

  • Tulle fabric on 6-inch spools
  • 100-percent polyester
  • Wash delicate, no chlorine, do not iron

Falk Silver Sparkle Tulle, 6-Inch by 25-Yard Spool, White

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Features

  • This package contains one 25 yard spool of 6 inch wide tulle
  • Made of 100% nylon and accented with little sparkly silver bits
  • Perfect for festive special occasions

Falk Gold Sparkle Tulle, 6-Inch by 25-Yard Spool, White

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Features

  • This package contains one 25 yard spool of 6 inch wide tulle
  • Made of 100% nylon and accented with little sparkly silver bits
  • Perfect for festive special occasions

STEP 1

Cut 12 strips for the Tulle Christmas Tree 

You can find the dimensions of all strips in my resource library – a place on my blog where I keep all my patterns, printables, cutting files. 

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Cut the strips from tulle fabric – you can use a rotary cutter, a quilting ruler and a cutting mat. If you don’t have them, not a big deal – cut with fabric shears. 

You don’t need to finish edges because tulle fabric doesn’t fray.

If you need to get wrinkles out – iron tulle with a thick cotton pressing cloth. Never iron tulle directly – it will melt.

STEP 2

The next step is gathering each strip with a sewing machine.

For this you will need to make gathering stitches

If you don’t want thread breaking while you gather the fabric use very strong thread in the needle and in the bobbin. For white tulle I used white thread of course. 

Set your machine for sewing gathers – set tension to 0, stitch length to 4.

Keep seam allowances ⅜ in (or 1 cm). 

STEP 3

Pull bobbin thread and gather each strip fully.

Cut long threads and tie all threads together.

You need to make 12 circles from each tulle strip. 

STEP 4

Take a metal wire and make a quick-fit stand – a small ring for the bottom and one central stick for all the layers. 

Put the biggest tulle layer down, and all other layers on top. 

STEP 5

Finish your tulle Christmas tree in style   – make a star for the top from metallic fabric to add even more sparkle. 

I cut my star with my cutting machine – 2 equal pieces. But you can cut them with scissors as well. 

You can find the star pattern in my library. 

Glue 2 pieces together – I inserted a small piece of foam inside the star. Leave a small opening – you will need to put the star on the top of the wire. 

The tree is done! I love this airy look of tulle. 

Did you like this project?

I had lots of fun doing these Christmas trees, and I think they look pretty and give me a classic winter wonderland feel. 

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Do you like fast and easy sewing projects? I have many sewing tutorials on my blog. Check out two of them below if you are interested. 

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