Today I wanted to share with you the tulle wreath that I made for daughter's room. I used the comforter colors in purple, teal, and gold.
To make sure the foam wreath didn't show through, the first thing I did was to wrap the entire wreath in a deep purple ribbon. After that, I just started tying knots. Lots of them. The whole wreath took less than an hour, once I had the tulle cut. This is such an easy wreath to make and add lots of color to a blank wall.
It seems we always learn what not to do from each project we make. If you decide to make a tulle wreath, tie the knots looser than I did in a few places. If you look closely, you can see that one gold one that is too tight. Another reason I 'm glad I added the purple ribbon before I started. The other huge NO NO that I will never do again is use tulle with glitter in it!! I cleaned up glitter for days, not to mention how much I sparkled from head to toe. :)
She picked out the peacock feathers to use on it. I found the cute purple flower at Hobby Lobby. I added several layers of bows and then hot glued the bows and flower to the wreath. I just stuck the feathers under several layers of the tulle up the side of the wreath.
Speaking of my daughter's room, we have a major dilemma in there. The reason the photos were taken outside is because her light bulb is burned out. I know.....it should be no big deal. Here's the problem....
The highest point in her room is 15 feet. My hubby climbed to the very top of a six foot ladder and still couldn't reach it. There's some complicated way to remove the bulb at the very top of the globe. As I was standing there holding the ladder, I thought there's no way I could catch him if he fell. One of the moments, when you realize that was a very dumb idea!! I was so relieved when he was back on the ground. So for now, we are thankful for those five light bulb floor lamps. When we come up with a solution to this very irritating problem, I want to share her room with you. We are getting very close to completion in one room anyway.
Just to show you the difference between photos taken outside and photos in a pretty dark room, I will leave you with one last photo of the wreath on her wall.
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