This easy tulle garland is perfect for a princess party – we call it the ball gown garland because they look exactly like princess dresses! The best part is that it is very quick and easy to make.
Tulle Garland for a Princess Party
Picture this: we were all prepared to have a pom pom themed, 3rd birthday party – a theme, mind you, chosen by my daughter.
Weeks in advance, we had planned (and completed) a fun pom pom party game suitable for 3 year olds, a pom pom centerpiece, a pom pom garland, and even a pom pom craft for the kids.
The entire party was decorated with creations made (mostly) by our soon-to-be 3 year old. I felt like Super Mom!
If you have kids, you know what happened… A couple days before the party, the little one changes her mind and requests a FROZEN themed party.
But every young girl who lives in Seattle apparently has a birthday in December, and also appears to have requested a FROZEN themed birthday party. No garlands were to be found.
So we raided our craft supplies and made a princess ball gown style tulle garland in about 15 minutes.
Supplies for an Easy Tulle Garland
- Tulle (scraps or rolls) – I used a 6″ tulle roll and scraps from our Anna dress up apron and our Elsa dress up apron.
- Pipe cleaners – Raid your child’s stash.
- String, twine, or random silver garland you have had for 15 years and normally use on your mini artificial Christmas tree outside.
Instructions for a Ball Gown Garland
Step 1: Tulle strips.
Cut 14-inch (ish). It’s doesn’t have to be exact. It’s a tulle garland, after all, and you can trim it after you string it.
Step 2: Stack and twist.
Stack between 4 and 6 strips on top of each other.
Grab the stacked tulle in the center and twist out your frustrations for having to plan a party during the busy holiday season with next-to-no purchasable party supplies. Twist, twist, twist.
Step 3: Loop.
Create a loop by aligning the ends of the tulle and secure with half a pipe cleaner. Psst: your child has inevitably run off with them.
Step 4: Fluff and string.
Fluff the tulle, string, and hang your tulle garland. Then, eat a pre-party cupcake.