The Princess Party is right around the corner and we have been so busy making it the best one ever!
I thought I would share a little sneak peak into some of the handmade decor and show how it's done. I learned how to fold these flowers from party streamers years ago and thought they would make beautiful princess party decorations.
In honor of our upcoming princess party I have put together a super easy "no sew" tutu tutorial.
So grab your favorite princess/fairy/ballerina and measure her waist. You will need a piece of elastic approximately 3 inches shorter than the waist measurement. You can also use ribbon or a pre-made women's elastic headband.
If you are using elastic you can run it through a sewing machine or take a minute to stitch the ends together by hand.
Next, choose some tulle.
I found that the softer tulle that comes on spools in the wedding department of your favorite craft store is the easiest to work with and not as scratchy on little legs. But I mixed in some stiffer tulle for texture and variety as well. I used one roll of the light purple shimmery wedding tulle and 2-3 yards of white tulle.
The best tutu strip cutting tip I have found is to roll your tulle up into a tube and then measure and cut your strips that way...very quick and easy way to get nice strips.
I cut my strips to 3 inches wide and about 22 inches long to end up with a tutu around 10 inches long. I didn't worry too much about making them perfect.
Then you begin tying your strips to your elastic band (I put it around my leg to hold it in place) using slip knots. This takes some time. I suggest some music or tv to help pass the time :)
Make a big mess and let your princess help!
I tied until I had a nice full skirt and laid it out to trim stray long ends.
Of course you could make a pretty flower or bow to adorn your new tutu but that's a tutorial for another day.
Finally, put it on your fairy princess and/or ballerina and have her strike her best tutu pose.