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Tip 1 - Scrubbies -- Makes 3
Material: 1 yard of any color Nylon Net, preferably soft (only for the hands)
Size J Hook, some have used the next up and down.
Cut material into 2-inch strips. You use 6 per scrubby. Tie 2 strips together, crochet 5 chain, connect to make circle, crochet in each space two sc. At the end of the second strip tie 3, 4, and 5. Crochet in each space one sc. At the end of the fifth strip tie #6. Crochet in every other space sc, making sure that your tied ends are tucked inside. Any left from the 6th strip, tuck inside.

Tip 2 - Body-Puffs
Material: about 1/4 yr soft tulle
Cut tulle in strip about 5" wide & width of material....can make it double or triple thickness if you wish. Stitch by machine down center of strip, hold onto thread at one end & pull one thread to gather tulle into ball. Catch with thread & tack off so it remains in ball. If you wish to insert a double length of satin ribbon before gathering, you'll have one that looks "store-bought". Would be pretty to layer different colors i.e. light lavender, dark lavender & purple tulle. It is folded over and sewn together and the edge has a hem then elastic is run through it and pulled tight! There are several of these put together and the elastic is in the middle I like it better then the store bought but I can't sew

Tip 3 - Sewing on
The yardage width is approximately 47.5" with some variation occuring.
Use a Size 14 Needle.
Use Monofiliment Thread (sold at most sewing shops).
If fabric is sticking, use Teflon Presser Foot for easy glide.

Tip 4 - Caring for
Folding creases smooth out in a short time, faster in warm weather.
Cleaning for all products is with a warm, soapy sponge (machine washing not recommended) dry with a soft cloth.
Store folded or rolled, clean and dry.
The fabric is waterproof in addition to being stain and soil resistant.
Fading may occur under intense direct sunlight for extended periods.

Tip 5 - Crochet Pot Scrubbers
You need a size H, I or J crochet hook. By the firmest netting that you can find. Cut the netting into 2" widths. It is almost Impossible to keep it neat while cutting, so just do your best. Tie the strips together with knots and wind it in a ball to work from. You can double crochet (dc) or half-double crochet (hdc) as you choose.
Row 1: Make a slip st and chain 4. Dc 9 into the 4th ch from the hook, join.
Row 2: Ch 3, 2 dc in each st around and join.
Row 3: Ch 3, *dc in next st, then 2 DC in next st. Continue in pattern from * and join.
Row 4: Ch 3, *1 dc and decrease in next 2 sts. repeat from * around, join.
Row 5: Ch 3, decrease in every 2 sts around until you can close up the hole in the middle. Fasten off.
While crocheting, you will come to know where it is tied, work these to the inside, which will give them more scrubbing power. Have Fun!

Tip 6 - Tulle Garlands

More Garlands...

Tip 7 - Easy Scrunchy
Cut off a long strip of nylon netting about 24 inches long. The longer the thicker. It should be around 8" wide. These measurements are only estimates and you can adjust it to any size you want. Pleat it in the middle or just wad it up. Put a rubber band around it. Make the rubber band goes around it several times. Presto, not the most beautiful thing but cheap enough, works great and when it's worn out make a new one.

Tip 8 - Angel O’ Tulle
Designed by Karen Booy
Materials Needed
DRESS: 48" length of 6" wide Enhanced Sparkle Gold Dot on White Tulle*
HEAD: 1" wooden bead -- Lara's Crafts
FACE: Black acrylic paint and paint brush Pink Powder Blush and a Q-tip; 6" of 1/4" gold ribbon
ARMS: 6" White pipe cleaner
WINGS: 18" length of 3" wide Wire Edge Gold Flitter on White ribbon*
HAIR: Yellow curly hair -- One & Only Creations or Spanish moss, gold pot scrubber, or sheep's wool
HALO: 4" of star garland or wedding ring
WAND: Round party toothpick; small wooden star sprayed gold -- Lara's Crafts
HANGER: 6" Gold thread or wire
Assembly Instructions

DRESS: Cut 2 pieces of 6" wide enhanced sparkle gold tulle* each 24" in length. Fold each piece in half lengthwise and place one on top of the other. Pin folded tulle edges in place with straight pins to hold tulle and prevent it from moving as you baste. With a double thickness of thread baste 1/8" from folded edge. Gather up thread and tie dress securely.

HEAD: With low-melt glue gun, glue 1" wooden bead to the top of the gathered dress.

FACE: With black acrylic paint, place two dots for eyes on wooden bead. Use a Q-tip to apply pink blush for cheeks. Tie bow made from 6" of 1/4" gold ribbon and glue above dress in center front under head.

QUICK TIP: Shake the small bottle of acrylic paint and unscrew lid. Using the wooden end of the paint brush, place end into the lid of the paint bottle. The small amount of paint in the lid will be just enough paint to make your eyes. Dot the end of the paint brush on the wooden knob and you should have a perfect eye. Repeat.

ARMS & WAND: Cut a white pipe cleaner 6" long, bend in half, and glue the midpoint to the back of the head just above the dress. Form elbows by bending each arm at midpoint. Glue a small wooden star to the end of a round party toothpick. Spray with gold spray paint. Fold end of pipe cleaner arm around wand.

HAIR: With low-melt glue gun, make a hairline and carefully apply hair. For the hair you can use Spanish moss, sheep’s wool, a gold pot scrubber or any of the craft hair available in your local craft store.

HALO: Glue wedding ring to top of head for a halo. A halo can also be made from 4" of star garland or a gold glitter stem (pipe cleaner). Form a circle by meeting both ends of the garland or pipe cleaner and twist or glue ends. Glue to top of head.

WINGS: Tie a bow using 18" of wire-edge gold flitter ribbon* and glue to back of angel to form wings.

HANGER: Cut a 6" gold thread or wire. Fold in half and tie a knot at the end. Glue to top of halo for hanger.

Tip 9 - Votive Spray Favors
From Your Wedding Company

Thank bridesmaids and guests with these pretty votive candle favors. Arrange several together for a great bridal shower centerpiece or place one at each place setting. Write each guest's name on the leaves for pretty place cards. You can also write your names and wedding date for personalized reception favors.

Materials and Tools:
  • Large Tulle Circles - 15" Diameter, any color (3 each)
  • Satin Ribbon - Any color, wide (34 inches)
  • Pearl Sprays - White (2 each)
  • White Satin Leaves - White or Green (1 each)
  • Votive Cups - Clear (1 each)
  • Votive Candle - Any color, scented or unscented (1 each)
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Permanent Pen - Any color ink
Step 1. Position the Candle
Lay three tulle circles on the table slightly staggering the edges. Put the votive candle into the votive cup. Place both on the center of the tulle circles as shown.

Step 2. Gather the Tulle
Gather the tulle circles around the votive cup.

Step 3. Tie the Ribbon
Cut a 34" piece of satin ribbon and tie it around the tulle as shown.

Step 4. Separate the Tulle
Gently separate the layers of tulle with your fingers.

Step 5. Name Tags
Using a permanent pen write the name of the bridesmaid or guest on the leaf. Here we used one with gold ink.

Step 6. Preparing the Embellishments
Twist the stems of the leaf and the pearl sprays together as shown.

Step 7. Placing the Embellishments
Gently pull apart the tulle until you find the center hole. Position the pearl sprays and leave in the hole. You may use a glue gun to secure them if desired.

Step 8. Optional: Create the Centerpiece
Place several of the finished favors onto a tray, stand, plate or upside-down flowerpot for an instant centerpiece. These favors also look cute at each place setting.

To purchase the completed favor or see more pictures, go to http://www.yourweddingcompany.com/index.php/action/showProject/projectId/24/categoryId/109/

Tip 10 - Garden Memories
With tulle circles, wrap a thimbleful of wildflower seeds, tied with a white ribbon. Place at each plate with a note thanking the guest for helping to sow a new life, and request that they plant the flowers to celebrate the couple's union.

Tip 11 - Starfish Pew Decoration
From Your Wedding Company

No beach-themed wedding is complete without starfish! This pretty pew decoration is inexpensive and very easy to make. Decorate pews or chair ends during the ceremony, then move the bows to the reception to decorate chairbacks, tables, doors or walls. This bow also resembles a jellyfish when complete! Great for wedding, prom, or nautical-themed events.

Materials and Tools:
  • Chiffon Ribbon - Any Color (2 yards)
  • Satin Edged Ribbon - Any Color (2 yards)
  • 54" wide Tulle Draping - Any Color (2 yards)
  • Natural Starfish - Large (7 each)
  • Pew Clips (1 each)
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
Step 1. Gather the Tulle
When cutting the tulle for this project, decide how high you want your pew decoration to be and multiply the length by two. Fold the tulle in half and gather it about 6 to 8-inches down from the fold. This will form a loop of tulle at the top. Secure the loop at the top by tying ribbons around the tulle and letting them hang freely.

Step 2. Fan the Tulle
Starting with one edge of the tulle, gently fan it out with your fingers until you reach the other edge.

Step 3. Add More Detail
Tie on more ribbon if desired. Here we added a satin-edged chiffon to the center. The ribbon mimics tentacles on a jellyfish. You could also add pearl strings or raffia depending on the formality of the event.

Step 4. Glue on Starfish
With a hot glue gun, attach a starfish to the center of the pew bow. Then randomly glue three more to the upper part and three to the lower part of the pew bow in the same manner. Press the glue through both layers of tulle to give the whole bow some rigidity.

Step 5. Hide the Edges
Hot glue the tips of the fanned out tulle to each other so that they are hidden behind the drape.

Step 6. Hang and Trim
Use pew clips or ribbon to attach the bow to your pews, tables, or chairbacks. Tacks work best for walls. Trim the bottom edge of the bow with sharp scissors for a clean, finished edge.

To see more pictures, go to http://www.yourweddingcompany.com/index.php/action/showProject/projectId/33/categoryId/107/

Tip 12 - Flower Girl Project
From Bowdabra


Download and Print the Flower Girl Project

Tip 13 - Decorating with Tulle
From http://www.wedding-flowers-and-reception-ideas.com:80/decorating-with-tulle.html

Decorating with tulle can turn your reception area into a gorgeous fantasy. Although white is definitely the all time favorite, decorating with other colors is becoming more popular. I've seen black tulle used draped around tables for an elegant black and white wedding theme.

Here are some basic instructions for decorating with tulle no matter what color you decide to use!

One key note when working with tulle - DON'T put your finished tulle creations in plastic bags, Rubbermaid boxes or crammed together in ANY CONTAINER!

Tulle smashes easily and is difficult to get back into shape the day of your wedding. For times sake you really should make them up ahead. But hang them by their tails pinned to hangers - and hang them up in out-of-the-way place until your wedding day. Transport them carefully - even if you have to make two trips.

How to Make Tulle Pew Bows


Also:
How to Use Tulle on Tables
How to Drape Tulle and Other Material on Table Edges
How to Decorate Chairs with Tulle
Wedding Ceiling Decorations - Decorating with Tulle and Gossamer



Tip 14 - Orange place setters
Orange place setters



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