D.I.Y Trolls Tutu

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We celebrated the birthdays of my best friends two kids. Her son turned three and her daughter turned one. So of course, when you have a daughter who is turning one, a FABULOUS tutu is almost, always required. Since the party was Trolls themed that made this project even more fun! If you haven’t seen Trolls you seriously missing out on life lol! (the video tutorial is located at the end of this post πŸ™‚ )

MATERIALS

  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Elastic Band
  • Tulle
  • scissors
  • Measuring Tape

Optional items:

  • Rhinestone or Pearls
  • Ribbon
  • Industrial glue

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STEP 1:

Measure your elastic band to the desired length. (You should always measure the person you are making a tutu for beforehand if possible). Also measure and pre- cut all the tulle pieces you think you may need and set them to the side for now.

 

STEP 2:

Cut the elastic band about an inch or 2 shorter than what you measured to ensure that it fits snugly. Be sure to cut off any frayed ends and loose strings from the elastic band.

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STEP 3:

Take the elastic band ends and sew them together. It doesn’t matter what pattern use!Β  The entire elastic band will soon be covered in tulle and won’t be seen.

 

Step 4:

Find a random object to use as a base for you elastic band. It can be anything ! A box, a tin popcorn can. Whatever you have to make it easier to apply your tulle.

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Step 5:

Take a piece of tulle and create a loop. Place that loop behind the elastic band.Β  Grab the bottom of the tulle and pull it through the loop you made creating a little knot. Make sure that you pull and adjust the tulle until your knot is as small as it can get, as well as tight and secure.Β Repeat this step until your elastic band is completely covered in tulle knots.

 

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OPTIONAL STEP 6:

And Wallah! Your tutu should look a little something like this!Β  Since this was for a glam, troll loving, one year old. I added rhinestone with my industrial glue and some ribbon using my needle and thread. Just to make this tutu really pretty and fun! You are absolutely not required to do this last step you can totally stop once your elastic band is covered and tulle and ready to go!

 

 

The perfect tutu for the BIGGEST, LOUDEST and CRAZIEST PARTY EVER!

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Still a little confused on what to do? Don’t Worry I’ve got ya covered! Click the video below πŸ™‚

 

 

 

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