Easter is coming up quickly this year, and if you’re like me, you need some quick and easy ideas to fill those baskets — and everyone loves a tutu.
The best thing about tutus is they’re hard to mess up, this one especially. So if you’re new to crafting, don’t be afraid to try it out!
I decided to make a skirt for a small child, so you may need to adjust the sizes a little bit, but you’ll mainly need:
- Waistband ribbon (waist size + 24″)
- 2 yards of 3 colors of tulle
You’ll need to cut the tulle into strips depending on how long you’ll want the tutu. Since I made a short one, roughly 10″, I cut the tulle into 4″x22″ strips. However long you’d like the skirt, make sure the strips are double the length + 2″.
I experimented a bit with how many strips to tie onto the ribbon at a time, and it seems like 4 is the magic number. You can see in later photos where I used about 6 strips of green tulle, and the knots begins to get a little too chunky.
To attach the strips to the ribbon, fold them in half to make a loop, and then pull the ends through and tighten the knot like in the above photos. And it’s literally that simple!
You’ll need to continue this, while alternating colors, for the length of the waist. The more densely you pack the strips together on the ribbon, the fuller and fluffier the tutu!
Once you’ve added enough tulle to make it all the way around the waist, tie it off with a bow and you’re ready to gift it! Tie it around your child’s Easter basket for extra cuteness!