DIY Tulle Flower Fairy Lights

I’ve been contemplating getting a set of flower fairy lights for quite some time now. But then I decided that making a set would be more fun :)

I knew that all I needed were a set of plain fairy lights and flowers. I could have bought pre-made fabric flowers that actually looked like the real thing, but I wanted to be a little more creative.

I then had to decide what to make the flowers out of… there were so many options! Paper? Fabric? and if so, what type?? – I very quickly decided that fabric was the way to go since I wanted these lights to last a little while.

The only fabric I could think of that would be stiff enough and allow enough light to pass through was tulle, so off I went to get some to experiment on.

As it turns out – SUCCESS! Tulle flower fairy lights are go! – So here I show you how you can make your own :)



Now repeat that as many time as you like. Place the flowers on all the lights or just a few to add some colour, either way, it looks pretty cute.

I tested them out on the staircase and I think they look pretty damn awesome. I bought 11 metres of fairy lights, so the possibilities of decoration are endless! Gotta love them tulle flowers.

I have an ulterior motive for creating these lights and you will see them in it’s final placement in my next home DIY post :)

LOve <3



UPDATE: If you want to have a look at what else you could use these fairy lights for have a squizz at one of my most recent projects here (DIY Christmas Wall Tree) and here (DIY Paper Flowers)  and an inspirational board here (What to do with Fairy Lights) :)

16 responses to “DIY Tulle Flower Fairy Lights”

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  2. maryam says:

    Hi…this is such a creative idea. Id love to try it out for my daughters birthday….im just concerned about the fabric possibly catching fire bcuz of the heat from the little bulbs …. sounds crazy but trust me, with kids around one can never ne too careful.

  3. These are darling. How big are your squares and how much tulle did you use for one string of lights?

    • Pretty Quirky Pants says:

      Thanks Diana,

      I did this project quite a while ago so I’m not super sure on the numbers, but I think the squares were about 15cm x 15cm and I’m pretty sure I didn’t use more than 3m of tulle all up.
      So say I had a piece of tulle, 1m x 1.5m I would have made about 11 flowers (if they were all in one colour).

      For this particular project the string of lights was 11m and I made 33 flowers placed along the string set about 3-5 light apart. I used 3m of tulle, 1.5m in width.
      The amount of tulle you would use is completely dependent on the length of your lights and whether you want to place a flower on each light or how far you want to space them out.

      I hope this helps :)

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