Guests at a baby shower help the expectant mother celebrate the upcoming birth of her baby. They bring gifts for the mom and baby, play games related to caring for a newborn, and shower the guest of honor with love and encouragement. It is a lighthearted time of celebration. Because a baby shower is often held shortly before the baby is due, the mother is most comfortable when sitting. Create a place of honor for her by decorating a wicker chair with tulle. Here she can rest while she opens gifts, plays games, and enjoys the company of those around her. A lightweight mesh fabric, tulle is ideal for decorating because it is so flexible and easy to attach to a wicker chair.
Look for tulle in a color that matches or complements the colors of the other baby shower decorations or, if the chair is cushioned, the color of the fabric. Tulle comes in almost any color, even gold. Some tulle glitters. You can also choose a pastel-colored tulle in either pink, if the baby is a girl, or blue, if the baby is a boy. If the baby's gender is unknown, or if the guest of honor is pregnant with one of each, choose light yellow.
Buy enough tulle to adequately decorate the wicker chair. More tulle will be needed if you intend to cover the entire chair. Less tulle will be needed if you intend to simply wrap it around the back of the chair or tie it to the arms.
Move the chair to its desired location for the shower, if necessary. Choose an area where the expectant mother can get in and out of it easily and where she can easily enjoy the company of all the guests. If needed, remove the cushion.
Wrap a piece of tulle around the chair back from the front and tie it in a bow at the back. This is the easiest way to decorate a wicker chair with tulle for a baby shower. Insert the stems of fresh or dried flowers in the bow's knot, using safety pins to secure the arrangement, if desired. Baby's breath is a thematic choice.
Cut a narrow piece of tulle and weave it between the wicker pieces if the braids are loose enough. Weave one piece through each chair arm, starting near the back of the chair and moving toward the front. Then tie a bow. If the back of the chair is high and wide, consider using an even longer piece and weave a tulle border through the chair back edge.
Drape a large piece of tulle over the entire chair. Then push the tulle between the cushion and the chair back and sides to secure it. You could also remove the cushion before draping the tulle and set the cushion on top of it to secure the fabric to the chair. Let the tulle puddle on the floor around the chair or trim the ends with scissors. For an even more dramatic look, wrap a second piece of tulle (perhaps in a different color) around the chair back as described in Step 4.
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