Sunday, September 15, 2013

FAIRY TALE HALLOWEEN COSTUMES, PT. 3: DIY TUTU (RED RIDING HOOD, PUPPY STYLE)

Prepare yourself for another post in our Crafty Chaos series....

It is time for another Halloween post! This one is all about the tutu we made for sweet Sprinkle's darling costume! Isn't she cute?! She is so excited to be Little Red Riding Hood for Halloween!



Now, if you want to make a tutu (for you, your dog, your mother--whoever!) for a Halloween costume (whether it is for Little Red Riding Hood, Tinkerbell, a princess--whoever!), then this is the post for you! We have the whole tutu tutorial dummied-down into super simple steps for you! So, let's get started!

Step 1: Gather your supplies. (Because that's not obvious enough, right?!) You will want some tulle, ribbon, and a pair of scissors. We got white ribbon from Hobby Lobby for about $1 on sale, and we got some matte red tulle for just 70 cents a yard at JoAnn's, and a remnant of red shiny tulle from Hobby Lobby for about 35 cents. And, we already had a pair of scissors on hand. I hope you do, too. If you don't, let me know what rock you have been living under....

Step 2: Measure how long the ribbon needs to be, and tie a knot on each end. In this case, we just wrapped the ribbon around Sprinkle's little waist to get an estimate of how long the ribbon needed to be. Then tie a knot on each end, making sure there are a few inches on the ends, so there will be enough room to tie a cute bow. 



Step 3: Cut your tulle into strips, maybe three inches wide and between four and eight inches long (we did varying lengths to add variety). 




Step 4: Fold the strips in half (hamburger style--you learned the difference between hamburger and hot dog in first grade, right?) and position the ribbon in such a way that it leaves a "hole" or "loop." Then, grab the non-looped end, and pull it through the loop!







Step 4: Repeat that about a million times! (Okay, you probably don't need a million strips...just do it until the tutu is as full and poofy as you want it to be. The number of stripes will also depend on how big the waist is, anyway.) As you add strips, make sure you space out the different lengths and colors/finishes (if you have more than one) evenly. Just focus on filling up the space between the two knots.




Step 6: Once it looks nice and full, go ahead and tie it around the waist--and by "tie it," I mean tie it in the cutest little bow you possibly can! And, if you are doing this on your puppy too, have her parade around like she is cuter than Miss United States--because she is!!!




Sprinkle just loves her cute tutu!! And look at Shadow checking her out!! I have to say, he is pretty excited for his Big Bad Wolf costume so they can be the CUTEST PUPPY COUPLE EVER!!



Well, that wraps up this tutu-orial! We hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful!! Thanks for reading!!

Love, the Sisters of Hot Glue & Sparkle,
Kaitlyn, Breann, & Cami 

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*Supplies:
Ribbon--Hobby Lobby, $1
Tulle--Hobby Lobby, 35 cent remnant (shiny), & JoAnn's, 70 cents per yard (matte)
Scissors--FREE, because we had them...duh!

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