Twinkle Tulle Christmas Wreath Tutorial

Surely Pinterest was made for Christmas? I've spent so much time recently drooling over festive crafts and in particular Christmas tulle wreaths like the ones seen here, here and here

So I was inspired to make Wag Doll's Twinkle Tulle Christmas Wreath, a frou-frou of frothy tulle ....

tulle christmas wreath

with magical fairy lights to welcome you home on a cold winter's night!

fairy light christmas wreath

Read on for the tutorial...

After making the Boudoir Tulle Christmas Tree I had a couple of rolls of organza tulle fabric left over, and it works perfectly as a matching Christmas wreath with added fairy lights.

The wreath is super easy to make with no sewing involved. You will need;

polystyrene wreath and ribbons

1 x 12" (30cm) polystyrene or foam wreath
Tulle, net or organza fabric
Matching ribbon
Battery operated LED fairy lights

wreath wrapped in gold ribbon

Cover the wreath completely with ribbon and secure each end with glue or pins.

how to make a fairy light christmas wreath

Wrap the fairy lights around the wreath, spacing the LED's equally.

tulle wreath being made

Cut the tulle into strips 18" x 4" (45cm x 10cm) and begin tying the tulle around the wreath in a double knot.

gold tulle wreath tutorial

Continue tying the tulle strips all the way round the wreath. The more tulle strips you use, the fluffier your wreath will be. Here you can see the back of the finished wreath.

fairy light battery pack on tulle wreath

Cut a couple of slightly longer tulle strips to tie the battery pack to the wreath. These LED lights have a waterproof battery pack so can be used indoors or out.

Use a length of ribbon to hang your wreath using a bow, switch on the lights and voila!

gold tulle fairy light wreath

There's something just so beautiful about fairy lights,

tulle and fairy lights

and what a wonderful way to welcome your family and friends over the holiday season. Happy Christmas!

how to make a tulle Christmas wreath with fairy lights tutorial

(Please note: tutorial for personal use only, not for resale)


  1. Gorgeous! I just happen to have quite a bit of tulle that I'm trying to do something with. . .can't resist buying it whenever I see it - LOL! Super idea!

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Cynthia. Me too, somehow gorgeous tulle just jumps into my basket LOL! x

  2. What a great idea. I have alot of tulle also. I'll have to give it a try.


  3. What a great idea. So pretty and different. Thanks for sharing.

  4. It's odd how the "tulle jumping" occurs in Canada as well as the UK!! It happens to me a lot too!!
    I have a lot of white tulle left from my daughter's Sept wedding and I didn't know what to do with it all...
    Thank you for the inspiration!!

    1. Haha thanks calli3, I think I over order all fabric and not just tulle LOL! x

  5. love this idea am going to make these wreaths for my son's wedding

  6. I love this idea! Thank you for sharing!

  7. Very cute. I can make wreaths for every season! The best part is that the soft back will not damage those very beautiful and very expensive front doors! Thank you.

  8. Hi! First off, this is beautiful AND pretty simple which is great for me because I am a complete dumbass at crafts. Thank you for posting it! But, I have a couple of questions: how much tulle will I need? and how much ribbon? I'm sorry, I know this must be common sense to all you craftsy people!

    1. Not having made this yet, but looking at the instructions I would calculate tulle and ribbon like this: measure the circumference of your wreath form. Figuring each tied piece of tulle covers approximately 1" of the wreath surface, the circumference will tell you how many 4" wide pieces of tulle you'll need.
      Example: a 48" circle would need about 48 tulle strips. The ribbon would depend on how wide it was to cover the base. I'm going to use fabric strips instead of ribbon. Good luck...hope it helps.

  9. This is my gift idea for friends and family this christmas. Super great idea, thanks a lot

  10. Super great idea. This is my gift to friends and family. Thanks much

  11. Also great as a table center piece. Easy to make or match in color for any festive theme .

  12. Great as a table cenerpiece in any color.

  13. This was so elegant!! and sooo simple, I loved it!!!!

  14. Thanks for sharing ! love this and will be making it .

  15. Super! I have rolls of copper, white and sage green tulle going to waste and a number of strands of fairy lights on hand. Sounds like a plan!

  16. Lovely Wreath. The first one I have seen with lights on. Shall have to buy some tulle and try to make one.
    Thank you for the instructions.

  17. Wow, this looks stunning, I will have to make a 25cm one as I cannot find anywhere that stil has a larger one but it shall be on my front door this year. Thank you so much for the inspiration you are a star yourself!

  18. Where can I find the battery operated fairy lights?
    I love this, and it looks like something I could actually DO! :-)
    Providing I can keep my cats out of the daggone tulle, also!
    Thank you--this is lovely!

  19. It's beautiful and I really want to make one. How much tulle and ribbon do you need? Thanks for the info.

  20. love ready to give it a try , thanks much


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