I always wanted to make one, and let me tell you, they are super easy. You practically can´t fail!
All you need to do is take an elastic, which I´m sure everybody has somewhere around, tie or sew it into a ring, and knot strips of tulle around it. Like this:
So far, I´ve always been too lazy to cut all the tulle into equally sized strips. But then, our kindergarten had a clean out, and I saw them actually throwing out a roll of tulle, in such a nice, ocean-like color! I didn´t even know there was such a thing as tulle on a roll!
Of course I asked if I could have it, which I could, and off I went.
Just in case you´re not lucky enough to find tulle on the waste, I checked the internet:
here. I suppose of 50 metres, you could make quite a few tutu´s :)
To get my individual strips of tulle equally long, I wrapped the tulle around a chair, and then, when I was finished, cut one side open.
I really got a kick out of how gorgeous the many, many blue layers looked:
However... I think I´m going astray with this :)
The finished tutu is very appreciated. Ronnie is wearing it right now, in school, and she wears it to play in the garden...
So, this was post number 4 in my "Doing cool things" series. If you have missed the other parts of the series, you can still check out the Stripping an egg-post, and the one about Our water slide and about The soap project.
I´m off to the hardware store now, to get some hinges I need for the next project. I hope I succeed, if I do, I can show you my next project tomorrow :)
Music for today: