Saturday, December 26, 2009

DIY No Sew Tutu-- Zhu Zhu Inspired

The girls received Mr. Squiggles and Num Nums for Christmas this year. I thought this would be a cute project that can be done with tulle scraps and a pony holder.

The tutu works for other dolls as well... we tried it on a CareBear and the mom from the Loving Family collection. :)

Also it can be worn in the hair. I like multi purpose projects!

What you need:

Tulle Scraps
Elastic Pony Tail Holder

What you do:

1. I used 6" wide tulle strips and then I cut them in half so that each strip ended up being 3" in length. My strips were about 1 1/2 inches to 2 inches wide.

The pony holder I used is about 1/2 inch in diameter, it's one of the cheepie ones that can be bought in large packages at the store. You can use whatever you have on hand.

2. So then I just tied them on the ring. I used a single knot (picture below left) and tied them on one at a time. In total I used 24 strips. Finished doll tutu shown at right below.

3. To use the tutu on a Zhu Zhu, slide all the strips together so that the fluff is on the top and the pony holder only goes under the pet.

Below left is Mr. Squiggles again in his tutu, this time stacked over a longer one where I used 6" long strips and left over cord elastic that came on some shoes.

Folks, I did not stop here... next will be a tutorial on how to make a skirt from ribbon... again, no sewing required!

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