Tulle Tutu

Emilee wanted a tutu for Halloween and for the trunk-or-treat at our church tonight. Of course, I waited till the last minute and made it last night. She picked out the colors and I bought 3 yards of each. To save on time I folded each piece until it was about 12″ wide.

Then I cut through all the layers making 2″ strips. I ended up with about 144 pieces.

I just used a 1″ wide piece of elastic for the waistband. Then I took each strip, folded it in half, and looped it over and through the elastic.

And I did that 124 times going all the way around the elastic. I used all but about 20 strips.

I forgot to take a picture of her before we left for church. She was in charge of passing out prizes at one of the games.

After a chili, hot dog and breadstick dinner and indoor games we headed outside for trunk-or-treating. The boys used their buckets I made for them last year.

I had to take a picture of this awesome trunk. It was the hit of the trunk-or-treat. It’s not mine. I was lame and didn’t decorate mine this year. There was even spooky music. Great job Bowles!

I’m linking to these awesome blog parties:
Friday Flair at Whipperberry
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Tutorials and Tips Link Party at Home Stories A2Z
Topsy Turvy Tuesday at I’m Topsy Turvy
Tutorial Tuesday at Hope Studios
Show and Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Look What I Made at Creations by Kara

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{ 7 comments… add one }
  • Candace October 26, 2011, 11:56 pm

    The tutu turned out gorgeous! And I love the idea of a trunk-or-treat!!

  • Shannah @ Just Us Four October 27, 2011, 4:56 am

    The tutu looks really great! I will have to give that a try for my tutu obsessed daughter. I love the trick or treat “trunk” too. So cute.
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  • Kami October 27, 2011, 7:55 am

    Oooh I love the back of your trunk! That is so fun! I have all the stuff to make a witchy tulle skirt, and I gotta get on it!

  • Sara October 29, 2011, 12:07 pm

    My 12 year old now wants one of these for the school spirit days @ her jr high. We’re going to get the materials this afternoon to make one in green, white & black. Each strip is 2″ wide and how long??

  • julianne November 1, 2011, 6:40 am

    the tutu turned out so nice, i love the colors she chose!



  • Deborah November 1, 2011, 5:23 pm

    Aaawww…how GORGEOUS…the tutu AND the daughter!

    Deborah (happily visiting from http://cardsandthings.blogspot.com…would be tickled pink with a visit from you too!)

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