A lot of people aren’t familiar with tulle and those who are, only think of it as a decorative material used in weddings. So if you are part of the percentage of people who don’t know what tulle is, it is a fine netting made of soft, fine silk, nylon or cotton and is primarily used for decorative purposes and for making veils and dresses.
Historically, tulle was named after a city in France called Tulle which was known to be the center of silk and lace production in the 18th Century. Tulle is believed to have originated from this place.
When people think of tulle, the first thing that comes to their minds are weddings. Why is this so? This is probably because of the obvious presence of tulle in weddings. You would see tulle in wedding dresses, veils, table cloths, garlands, etc. But tulle isn’t just used for weddings. In fact, tulle is a very flexible material which can be used for crafting and other purposes.
First of all, tulle is more popularly connected with weddings because of its elegant and beautiful characteristics. They can be used as swag to close the end of the pews. They can also be used in table skirting and in the creation of wedding veils. Tulle can be used to accent the ring bearer pillow, as filler for baskets of flower girls. They can be made into circles in order to hold wedding favors or even tied to chairs for decoration. Tulle can also be used to add accent an invitation as well or as handles for bridal bouquets.
Tulle is also ever present in floral design and decorations. It can be used as an accent for a floral arrangement, as a base for corsages, and even tied as bows.
GENERAL DECORATIVE USES
For general decorations, tulle can be used as a table runner, as a curtain or drapes, as a string for balloons. It can also be used as a cover for lampshades and even as a table cloth.
For stationary uses, Paper Mart tulle is an effective page marker for scrapbooks or a program. It can be used as a bow on invitations, programs and scrapbooks or as a wrapping in all three mentioned items.