Well – OOPS! This was to publish Sunday but I messed up the date. Welcome to the party one day early!
My niece’s 1st birthday is coming up and as our family’s (amateur) photographer, my gift is portraits.
Her mom wanted pictures of her in a tutu. So cute! Loving DIY and little girl stuff, I offered to make one.
No Sew DIY TuTu Tutorial
This might not be anything new or unique. I’m not up on the latest DIY baby but in any event, here is what I did.
Please pardon the blurriness of these pictures. I forgot to change my settings. 🙁
Materials: Ribbon, Roll of Tulle, Scissors
1. I guestimated my niece’s waist size (and it was perfect too!). Measure around waist. Add 12″ to each end (24″ to waist measurement) and cut ribbon to length.
2. Tie a knot 12″ in from the end on each side.
3. Cut strips of tulle to desired length. For a 1-yr.-old, my strips were 12″ long. If you have tulle in yardage, just cut strips on your own about 6″ wide and desired length (which will be folded in half in next step). For my niece, I used 30 (12″) strips of tulle from my roll.
4. Gather strip of tulle.
6. Fold strip in half. Put “hole” (fold) of tulle over the ribbon between the knots.
7. Pull ends of tulle through ” tulle hole” and knot (pull ends underneath ribbon and up through the ‘tu
lle hole’. Ribbon will be inside tulle).
Knots will look like this:
8. Weight one end of the ribbon (I just put it under a heavy vase) and continue steps 5, 6 and 7 until finished from one knotted end of ribbon to the other. Weighting the one end allows you to slide knotted tulle into place.
Finished tulle knots:
9. Trim tulle and ribbon if needed. Optional: Add ribbon in a different or coordinating color scattered throughout. Add flowers. Use different colors of tulle – get creative!
Super easy, right? TUTU cute!
I‘ll be sharing a few more DIY baby girl projects coming up – I’ve been invited to a baby shower too and love handmade gifts. Don’t you?
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