DIY Tulle Tutu Tutorial

My girls love being ballerinas…
They put on little shows. mainly of sophia dancing..
and sienna trying to copy her. :)
I thought it was only fitting that these girly girls have tutus!
The girls are having a vintage circus party next month..
all the kids are invited to come dressed up and join the circus!
The girls are going as circus ballerinas!
While I vacuum they use the cord across the floor as a rope
and pretend they’re tight rope walkers…
I really want to get/make them little parasols!
I think for the party I’ll put something across the floor for them to pretend with..
something a bit less hazardous than a vacuum cord. ;)
A million tutu tutorials out there..
but here’s a run down of how I made mine!
I had seen some tutorials via pinterest.. this tutorial was a favorite.
I first went to Jo-Anns for the tulle..but they didn’t have it on the rolls..
so ended up buying at Michael’s. I highly suggest using the rolls
and not just buying yardage. sooo much easier!
1. Take your ribbon..and start 15″ from the end.
2. I did the slip knot to tie them on. Check out this tutorial for good photos on that
I first tried the double knot..but didn’t like how it felt/made up.
3. It helps to tie the other end to something..I used my chair back.
4. I wrapped it around my girls to figure out how much tulle to put on..
left enough ribbon to tie in a bow..and trimmed the extra.
If you have little girls in your should make them a tutu!
They made up really easy..and were a HIT.
Seriously. I was the mom.
My only suggestion…would be to not use sparkly tulle
unless you don’t mind it ALL OVER THE HOUSE. :)
my husband had it on his face…haha.
Perfect for the party. But I might make up a couple more
in other colors for around the house dancing and no sparkle mess.
Love how they turned out though! and LOVED the smiles on my girls’ faces.

PS. I’ve been working up circus printables for the party..I’ll be sharing them soon!
sooooooooooo excited.  My favorite designs/party details yet I think.
Not going to be your typical red and white circus..
my girls are bit more girly than that..
and I like taking a regular theme and making
it special and unique. excited to share the details. :)

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  • Rachel
    July 19, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Great idea thank you for sharing!!

  • Cherry Blossoms
    July 19, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I made Elle a tutu before but your instructions seems easier. I guess another tutu will be in the works now!
    PS: Your little ladies are beyond adorable! I can’t wait to get my daughter enrolled into dance. She will be 2 in Dec.

  • Simplicity Interrupted
    October 24, 2012 at 9:16 am

    what a great tutorial! the glitter may be messy, but it is SO cute.

    i used some of your tips to create my own tutu, and linked back in my post:

    thank you for sharing this how-to!

  • SherryO
    September 22, 2014 at 9:20 am

    Great tutorial! I have 2 girls and I shamefully have not yet made them tutus – now I can get right on that! :D Found you through Life with 4 Boys’ “Summer Crafting” post. Thanks for sharing, and hope you’ll stop by Who Needs A Cape?

  • Kitra Woodall
    January 9, 2015 at 10:23 am

    Great tutorial! Thank you for sharing :) I too love glitter tulle, but hate the glitter mess :) can’t wait to make these with my Daisy Scouts!

  • Kelly
    June 9, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    How cute are these!? I’m a dance teacher so tutus are close to my heart. :) Thank you so much for linking up with the Ready, Set, Craft Challenge!

  • Amber Oliver | In The Loop
    June 15, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    Adorable! I kinda want one for myself ;-) Thanks for linking up for the #ReadySetCraftChallenge this month!

  • tutus for girls
    August 29, 2016 at 6:04 am

    indeed beautiful little girls and their tutus!