Thursday, March 28, 2013

DIY Tutu Easter Basket

Am sure you guys feel overwhelmed with Easter stuff right now but I just had to share Dahlia’s Tutu Easter Basket I made for her. It was easy and the tutu can be worn afterwards!


Things you’ll need in case you want to make:
Small basket
Tulle (I used small roll already cut)
Ribbon (I used decorative ribbon & plain)
Crochet headband (but can use ribbon or elastic
Scissors
Hot glue 

1.       First thing to do is make the tutu. I started off by cutting the tulle into the length of the tutu I wanted (x2). In this case I cut them at 15” so finished skirt can be around 7.5”….I used about 28 cut pieces but it really depends on how full you want the skirt to be.


2.       Then I folded one piece of tulle and inserted into an opening on the crochet headband (which will work as the waistband piece). Then I tied each piece, see photos here.


3.       Step #2 has to be repeated for each piece of tulle until the whole headband is full


4.       The fullness of the skirt depends on you but in my case I used about 28pcs to get the skirt this full 


5.       Once the skirt was done I trimmed the longer pieces so that they will look more even


6.       Then I proceeded to wrap the handle which in this case was removable. I hot glued the beginning, the middle and the end so that it won’t move out of place.

7.      After putting the handle back on I put the tutu skirt on

8.       Finally as a finishing touch I made two small bows and hot glued them to the sides of the basket and wah-lah, it’s done!


Now Dahlia will have a fashionable Easter basket with a removable tutu that she can wear later or pass on to one of her little girl cousins!

6 comments:

  1. That's really cute!!

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  2. It's adorable! And I love that you can actually wear the tutu when it's done. :)

    Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  3. I love this! I have 3 little girls (plus 2 boys & twins on the way) and they would LOVE this ~ PINNED ~ I found you on PIN IT MONDAY HOP! =) day2day SuperMom

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  4. What an adorable idea! We featured it this week on Inspiration in Progress!

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  5. Wow another super cute project.

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  6. This was beyond adorable! What a fun way to decorate an Easter basket for a little girl . . . and how cool that the tutu can be worn afterwards. Thanks for sharing this at Stress-Free Sunday! :)

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