How to Make a Tulle Table Skirt

by Jillian Leslie on

If you've a birthday to host for a little ballerina party or princess party then this tulle table skirt is a must-have for your upcoming party!

Learn to make this No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt to take your party to the next level. It's such a show-stopper, and the best part is you don't need to have any sewing ability whatsoever!

How to Make a Tulle Table Skirt |

A tulle table skirt creates a soft and dreamy feel to your dessert table. You can easily create your own, that is simple, inexpensive, and requires no sewing! It’s basically a tutu for your table.

How to Make a Tulle Table Skirt

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No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |


Step 1:

First, cover your table with a tablecloth and wrap the elastic along the top edge of the table. The tie it in the back.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |

Step 2:

Pin the elastic to the tablecloth in various spots to keep it secure while you add your tulle.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Steps |

Step 3:

To create your skirt you will need to cut your rolls of tulle. Each strip should be double the height of your table. My table is 35 inches high so I cut each strip 70 inches long.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Steps |

Step 4:

To attach the tulle to the elastic, fold one strip in half and then place the loop over and behind the elastic.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt Steps |

Step 5:

Grab the tails of the tulle and pass them through the loop.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Step 6:

Tighten the tulle, it should look like a tie, with the knot in front. The smaller your knot, the more tulle you will need.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Step 7:

Continue attaching the tulle. If your table will be against the wall, you only need to cover 3 sides.

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Step 8:

Attach the trim by applying small beads of adhesive along the top edges of the skirt.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Step 9:

Hold the trim in place until it dries, work in small sections until all sides are covered.

No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Step 10:

Step back and look at your skirt. There may be some strips longer than others, you can either trim them or keep them uneven which adds to the whimsical look. No-Sew Table Skirt Steps |

Step 11:

What a simple way to add a dramatic effect to your next event.

No-Sew Tulle Table Skirt DIY |

This DIY was created by Denise from Simply Create Designs.

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  • Y M

    Y M wrote:

    Great Idea to add the ribbon on top!

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    Lillian B wrote:

    This is beautiful and the instructions seem easy to follow. Does it have to be 5/8 fold over elastic? What will happen if regular elastic is used?

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    Kesha A wrote:

    I love this look. I am giving a baby shower and I want to know if it is possible to make the tutu table skirt and attach it at the venue? How much tulle should I use for a 6 ft. table and a 60 in. round table?

  • Julia S

    Julia S wrote:

    Very nice ideas,as the pictures are given step by step,one can easyly try the ideas,the pink look is classy yet elegant,wanna try it now.for more ideas you may visit

  • Susana K

    Susana K wrote:

    Hi! I have the same question as @Kesha A. Please let me know if you can. Or how to calculate it :)

  • Delia B

    Delia B wrote:

    How much tulle did you use?

  • Cari M

    Cari M wrote:

    It says 2 rolls of 100 yards of tulle so I am assuming she used 200 yards :)

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    Callie P wrote:

    I am going to make a table skirt for a 48 inch diameter table, how much tulle do I need????? Also can I make the skirt and attach it later with lights behind it??

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    Marissa N wrote:

    I made two of the skirts for my daughter's birthday party. They were beautiful and so easy. You can see pics at www.designcreatecelebrate.come. Thank you so much for sharing!

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    Valerie A wrote:

    What is the table size?

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    Estelle C wrote:

    Could you please tell me how much tulle do I need for a 48" round table?

  • Jillian L

    Jillian L wrote:

    The table in the photo is 36"x48".

  • Jillian L

    Jillian L wrote:

    Hi Estelle, For a 48" round table, I'd still buy the same amount of tulle and you might have a little extra left over.