Tulle is the fabric often used in wedding decorations because it is very romantic, delicate and ethereal. One tulle decoration you can make is a large wedding heart. You can find wire heart frames for rent in party or wedding stores. But, the rental price is way more than what you would spend if you make one by yourself. By making your own large tulle netting wedding heart, you will be able to save money and keep the heart as a reminder of that special day.
- Tulle netting
- Styrofoam insulation sheet
- Large sheet of paper
- Pencil or marker
- X-Acto or utility knife
- Acrylic spray paint
- Cloth ribbon
- Hot glue gun
- Metal tacks with flat tops
For a four foot wide wedding heart, you will need roughly 10 yards of tulle netting. White is a good color but you can choose other colors, too. Match the tulle color with the color theme of the wedding. Tulle netting can be dyed if you don’t find the right color you want to use. You can use one or more colors. It all depends on your design. For the insulation, purchase one 4x8 Styrofoam insulation from your local hardware or home improvement store.
- Draw a three foot wide heart pattern. Get a large sheet of paper (if you want to be eco-friendly, use newspaper instead) and fold it in half. With your pencil or marker, draw only one half of the heart starting from the fold. Try to put pressure as you draw so an imprint appears on the other side. This imprint will be the other half of the heart. Once you open the paper, you will now have one whole heart. Darken the imprint to see it better. Once you add the tulle netting, the heart will grow from three feet to about four feet wide.
- Prepare the insulation. Lay out the Styrofoam insulation on your work table. Place the heart pattern on top of the insulation. Trace the pattern over the insulation making sure that you mark the insulation as you trace. Using your X-Acto knife or any utility knife, cut the heart pattern on the insulation. Paint the cut heart shape with your choice of acrylic spray paint in case there are writings like brand names on the heart. You don’t want these writings showing. Make sure to dry the paint completely before proceeding.
- Wrap the heart. Get one end of the tulle netting. Using your hot glue gun or a flat top tack, attach that end to the inside “V” portion of the heart. Hold it firmly then start wrapping the tulle netting around the heart until you end up back on the “V” part. Secure the end of the tulle with glue or a tack. If you have a second color, wrap it around the heart more loosely than the first color, just like a candy cane. Use glue or tack to secure the second tulle.
- Hang the heart. Tie the heart to the ceiling with a cloth ribbon.
Now you have a large tulle netting wedding heart for the reception. You
can make it plain or add flowers, bells, swags, more ribbons and other
decorations. After the reception, keep the heart as a memento of your