When it comes to getting the most out of your decorating dollars, tulle is right up there with balloons for packing the biggest wallop per penny. It’s also one of the most overlooked materials. Maybe that’s because tulle got a bad reputation in the 90s as that stuff used to hold together little bags of potpourri. That’s still a fabulous favor, by the way, particularly if you use spice sticks for an autumn-themed party or lilac in the spring. At the fantastic wholesale prices for tulle at Stumps Party, though, can party planners really afford to overlook tulle any longer? It’s great for creating bows for tables or sashes for chairs. It does a wonderful job of dressing up support pillars that stubbornly refuse to move from the middle of the room. It’s also a cheap way to breathe new life into an old entrance arch.
Want the ultimate low-cost, high-impact party decoration? Instead of balloon bouquets, create balloon clouds with colorful tulle wafting toward the floor. You won’t even need balloon weights or curling ribbon. Just let the clouds drift overhead. Go for an actual cloudy look with white balloons and blue tulle or use colors that coordinate with your theme. A tulle garland is another great, inexpensive look. Create puffs and string them together on fishing line or strand of white lights. The puffs also are great for hanging from the ceiling individually. And tulle also is a wonderful table skirt that will add a pop of color in an unexpected place. Use layers of different colors of tulle as an overlay or twist colors together and intertwine with lights as a scallop at the table’s edge.