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DIY Tutus

on June 25, 2014

Wow, it’s been nearly a month since my last post! I was really trying to stick to a two posts a month schedule, but I didn’t have any craft projects going on and it was too hot here in LA to bake! But I’m back and it’s finally summer! My friends and I did The Color Run 5K this past Saturday. It’s my 2nd time doing The Color Run and it’s seriously still super fun and dirty! This time around we decided to make tutus!

Supplies!

Supplies!

I went to Michael’s (the tulle rolls in the back) and Joann’s (the tulle rolls in the front) and the ribbon to gather enough tulle and color varieties for our team of 5 girls. The rolls were 15-20 yards each and $2.50-2.99 each. And we used it ALL! We actually ran out of ribbon and I had to delve into my ribbon supply – luckily I had enough!

The chaos

The chaos!

I got really caught up in making my tutu that I forgot to take step by step pictures! Basically you cut the tulle to the length you want it. We found it best to cut a bunch of tulle first before we started tying the pieces onto the ribbon.

The knots

The knots

I stacked one piece of pink tulle and a piece of yellow and tied them together onto the ribbon. Fold the tulle in half to make a loop, and then pull the ends through the loop, capturing the ribbon in the middle.

I decided to add green tulle in between the pink & yellow

I decided to add green tulle in between the pink & yellow

This tutu was made by my friend Norman who finished it first! He’s a natural tutu-maker! 😀

The colors remind me of Tinkerbell!

The colors remind me of Tinkerbell!

I love my tutu!

I love my tutu!

Close up of the knots again

Close up of the knots again

And a bow on the back!

And a bow on the back!

Us at the finish line! And our now dirty tutus!

Us at the finish line! And our now dirty tutus!

We had sooo much fun making tutus and just hanging out and I think we were one of the few who actually made their tutus for the run! The majority of the tutus we saw were store-bought, so we definitely gave ourselves a high five! The Color Run is super fun and for a great cause! I highly recommend you participate in one if you can! 🙂

Project Breakdown:

Tulle & ribbons: Approximately $65

Race fee: $45 (may vary)

Not the most economical project, but each tutu ended up being around $12-15 and personalized! Fun, but I have no idea what to do with my now dirty tutu…

Happy crafting!

-Yenny

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