How to Wrap a Tent Pole With Tulle

by Philip Foster

Items you will need

  • Stepladder
  • Rubber bands

Tulle is a finely-woven netting often made with silk, nylon and cotton fibers. The lightweight tulle material is often sewed into a variety of clothing items, including wedding dresses and ballerina tutus. Tulle features a mesh pattern and is often starched to add stiffness to the fabric. Tulle also functions as a popular decorating tool used for wedding receptions and after parties. Use a length of tulle to spruce up the metallic poles of a party tent.

Step 1

Assemble your tent in the desired party location. Identify the four metallic poles that support the canvas roof of the tent. Place the step ladder adjacent to one of the metallic poles. Step up onto the top stair of the ladder and examine the rafters of the tent.

Step 2

Fasten the end of a piece of tulle around the rafter closest to the metallic tent pole. Tie the tulle in a knot around the rafter to ensure it remains in place. Wrap the piece of tulle around the top of the tent pole. Step down slowly from the ladder as you continue to cover the metallic pole with the tulle netting.

Step 3

Hold the bottom end of the tulle netting while lifting the corresponding tent leg. Fasten a rubber band around the bottom of the tulle netting to guarantee it stays wrapped around the pole. Pull any excess netting down to cover the rubber band. Repeat the wrapping process with the remaining poles of your party tent.

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About the Author

Philip Foster has been writing professionally since 2010. His work has been featured in the literary-arts magazine "The PEEL" and the weekly newspaper "The Mountain Xpress." Foster is an expert in various extreme sports. He cooked in a restaurant that offered organic and vegetarian cuisine for over three years. Foster received a Bachelor of Arts in creative writing from Appalachian State University.