I am loving the new scalloped tulle trim from the 2012 Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog, which comes in three gorgeous colors and is taking embellishing to a whole new level. This morning I came up with a fun technique totally on accident while I was working on something else, and I put together a quick mini-tutorial for you. You'll need your "tool" and your "tulle"--the heat tool and the scalloped tulle--and that's it!
Tulle is synthetic, so unlike natural fibers, it melts--and in this case, that's a good thing! Cut off twice as much tulle as you think you're going to need, because it shrinks down considerably. Sometimes the ends shrivel more than they should, too.
Make sure you are on a heat-safe surface. I use a discarded concrete kitchen tile my friend Tracy gave me from her workplace. Use your heat tool on the #2 setting so it is good and hot (love that the new tool, in addition to new safety measures, has two different heat settings!)
Hold it over the center of the tulle in the MIDDLE of your strip. Why not the ends? Because the ends burn the fastest, and you'll have less control of the pacing and consistency if you are trying to move away from the melt too quickly.
The melted center strip is not particularly attractive, so you'll want to run ribbon down the center of it. Then you can use it on your package, basket, page or card! Cute and easy--and super quick! No Sticky Strip or needle and thread necessary. I hope you enjoy this holiday trim idea as you decorate for Thanksgiving and Christmas.