Saturday, November 16, 2013

Pink Tulle Tree DIY

A friend pinned the image of the pink tulle tree below on Pinterest. It said there were instructions, but the picture didn't link to anything. After a Google search and several "404 Not Found" errors, I found the DIY linked below with the image below on this Tumblr page. I copied and pasted the instructions, which were posted by Vicky at in 2008, according to the page. I have slightly altered her instructions below for clarity, but the title is a link directly to her post.
I want to be clear: NONE of this is my work or my idea, I simply decided to put everything together and pin from my blog so that there was an image with a proper link. If any of this work (photos, instructions, etc.) belong to you I will be more than happy to credit you, link to you, or take this down if you wish. You can reach me at jennifer [dot]my3sons[at]gmail[dot]com.

Nylon Net Christmas Tree

3 1/2 yards Nylon Net--72" wide
1 dowel stick 18" long--1/4" diameter
1 5"x5" wood block
1 cardboard circle 8" in diameter
small ornaments, angel or ornament for top
cut one strip 15" long x 72" wide, then cut strips in the following dimensions
14" long x 72" wide
13" long x 72" wide
12" long x 72" wide
11" long x 72" wide
10" long x 72" wide
9" long x 60" wide
8" long x 60" wide
7" long x 60" wide
6" long x 45" wide
5" long x 45" wide
4" long x 45" wide
3" long x 45" wide
Fold strips in half starting with 15x72", making it 7 1/2 x 72". Run heavy basting thread close to fold 1/4". Tie both ends of thread together as tightly as possible, tying several knots. Open material and ruffle. Slip the 8" cardboard circle onto the dowel rod which has been mounted in wood base. This will provide support for the ruffle. Repeat for each strip. After all net discs have been placed on dowel stick, ruffle completely. Add small ornaments. Put glue on edges and add glitter for extra decorations.

Another idea I saw on another crafty tree while I was searching for this (sorry, I have no idea where it was now): use costume jewelry for the "star" topper on the tree -- a snowflake/star brooch was the perfect topper in one of the photos, and I have seen similar ones at KMart and Walmart this time of year in the little boxed sets of rhinestone costume jewelry. It might be worth picking up a few of those sets when they are on clearance after the holidays if you have plans to make some of these trees in the future.

I hope to try this in the next few weeks -- if I do, I will post pix and will add to the instructions if I discover any helpful tips or tricks.


  1. Thank you for this, I've been searching all over too. I want to try a smaller version to go with my glitter houses.

  2. Anonymous8:47 PM

    Thank you so much for posting this. I remember my Grandmother having a pink and white one back in the 50's and 60's. I have been looking awhile for how to make these trees -now I can. Thank you again :-)

  3. Anonymous8:35 AM

    Thank you so much for the post! I'm looking for white Christmas tree ideas to make a Snowman centerpiece, this is the perfect size!

  4. I did one of these trees when I was a Girl Scout in the early 60's. I gave it to my mom as a present. Great project to do with the kids any season....