ya, I have tried that and for some reason they are not turning out right, I have taken the strips of tulle and cut them down to 1 inch x 5 inch strips, and then tried 1.5 inch x 5 inch strips. I gather about 12 together in the middle and do the same with another 12. put those together and it looks very similar. but not just right.... lol I have tried soooo many ways that my house looks like a tulle factory exploded! haha. well hopefully someone else will be able to help out too.