Finding cute hospital door decor to announce the delivery of your new baby is not always easy. My cousin recently brought a beautiful baby girl into this world and I made this wreath for her to hang in celebration. Baby Bella’s nursery is painted purple with hues of pink decor throughout. I decided to mix three shades of pink with lavender in this tulle wreath. Below I give step by step instructions on how I made it. This DIY tulle wreath was simple to make. I actually look forward to making another one soon.
- Styrofoam Wreath Circle
- Wooden Letter
- Hot Glue
Cover the styrofoam
I first started tying the tulle on the styrofoam wreath and quickly realized you could see the white styrofoam between each piece of tulle. I’ve seen some photos on Pinterest where the white was showing through and it didn’t look bad but to me it felt incomplete. I decided to wrap the entire wreath in silk ribbon. I used the hot glue gun to add a few drops along the way to hold the ribbon in place.
Cut tulle to same length
Majority of my pieces of tulle were cut to the same length before I added them to the wreath. At the end I trimmed a few pieces that didn’t match up so the circle would look nice and even. The length is truly dependent on your preference. I tied a piece of tulle on first and trimmed it to the length I liked and then used it as a measuring tool.
Decide on pattern
I was using multiple pinks and purples on the wreath so I kept a pattern. Again, this is merely a personal preference. If your wreath is one solid color, then no worries. If you are mixing two colors equally then you can just switch out when adding them tulle. I tried to make the colors evenly distributed around the full circle of the wreath.
Loop the tulle around
Adding the tulle to the wreath was beyond simple. I held both ends of a piece in one hand and grabbed the fold in the other. I then wrapped the tulle around the wreath and pulled through the loop. This made the tulle look nicer on the wreath than tying a knot. Plus, it held both ends of the tulle together nicely to make it appear fuller.
I actually painted the letter first so it would dry while I was making the wreath. You could easily add a different type of decor such as a large bow or other symbol – wooden cross, baby animal or something else of your choice. Since this wreath was for my cousin’s baby I used her first initial. I originally painted the B pink but it clashed with the pinks in the tulle, so I repainted it purple. I let it dry over night. You can use spray paint or paint with a brush. I used wooden craft paint.
Add letter to wreath
To hold the B in place I wrapped a piece of ribbon from the top of the wreath to the bottom and allowed enough extra ribbon for the loop to hang the wreath. Since the letter was wooden it was a little heavy so I wanted ribbon to go behind the B in the full length to hold it in place. I used the hot glue to attach the B to the ribbon and the ribbon to the wreath. I glued the ribbon in the back and tucked under so you couldn’t see the glue spots.
Now it’s Ready to Hang!
This wreath was used to hang on the outside of the hospital room door when baby Bella was born. However, this same design would look super cute in a nursery, on the front of a girl’s bedroom door or even on the outside of your house. You can change the colors to reflect a holiday or other special occasion.
Do you make your own wreaths for your home? Which is your favorite to make?