Make Your Own Tutu for Halloween
What does your daughter want to be for Halloween: a princess, a superhero, maybe a unicorn or a cat? Whatever her desire, you can really make her look like a vision with a DIY tutu to match her costume. You can add a tutu to a costume you already have or make the whole thing up yourself. The possibilities are only limited to the color tulle you can find.
Belle DIY Tutu
I made a Belle inspired DIY Tutu for my friend’s daughter. She wants to dress her up like Beauty, and every princess should have a frothy tutu. I went with all yellow tulle, with some red roses to brighten it all up. Gold tulle would have worked really well too.
What you need:
- Two rolls yellow tulle (25 yards each)
- 6 fake red roses
- red elastic material (measured to your daughter’s waist)
- tape measure
- hot glue
Making the Tutu
First I cut all my tulle to 32 inches in length. This length was down to the ankle of the three year old I was making it for. Then I cut the red elastic material to 20 inches. It was still very wide so I folded it over to add strength. Next I doubled the tulle and pulled the middle through one hole in the bottom of the elastic. I had to make sure I went through both layers of red fabric. Then I opened the circle and pulled the tails through. This creates a double layer of tulle about 15 inches long. Next this process is continued until every hole along entire bottom of the elastic has yellow tulle in it.
Next I set about making the ties to keep the tutu on. Beginning at the top of the elastic edge I threaded a piece of tulle through both loose ends like a shoelace. Then I crossed them and went through the next two holes. I continued this down until it had a laced look and could be tied at the bottom with a bow. Then I tied tulle along the tutu in a horizontal row. I left extra between the knots for a swagged look. Then I took hot glue and glued the silk roses on over the knots to cover them up.
Unicorn DIY Tutu
Making this tutu caused my daughter to have to make one as well. She said she really needed a unicorn tutu. Since I love crafts, I ran back to the store and bought her assorted tulle to make her tutu. She had an elastic band already from a sewing kit. She used glitter white tulle, pink tulle, powder blue tulle, and added neon green tulle a few days later.
The process with this tutu was a little less involved. She cut the elastic to her waist size and sewed it together to form a loop. Then she put the elastic over a chair and started adding the tulle. First she folded the 32 inch pieces in half and pulled the loose ends through the center loop. She did this till she had her whole elastic filled. She still has to make a horn and some other pieces to her costume, but she did make a quick paper horn for the picture of her in her finished Unicorn Tutu.
Lastly if you have any extra tulle and a little elastic, you can create dog tutus. Here you can see Princess Charlamagne Mia Amore posing as a beautiful ballerina. Now she can trick or treat with the kids, and look so pretty while she is out and about!
What colors will your tutu be?
Here is what you need: