Thursday, December 5, 2013


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

If you have been following our blog, then you know  this is not the first time we are featuring a tutu can--it's the third! We initially made this pink and girly can as a pencil holder for our dad to put in the garage (because he constantly loses pencils out there, and we thought making it extra girly would be funny). We loved it so much, that we made a second one, and this green cutie holds paintbrushes in our crafty area. I decided tutu cans would be PERFECT for storing things like makeup brushes and eyeliners on my vanity, so I made some zebra print ones with pink tutus to go with my bedroom decor!

The zebra print tutu cans are my favorites, so we figured we had to share them with you and tell you how to make your own--just in case you missed the first two!

Step 1: Gather your supplies to make a tutu can! You'll need a can (DUH!), paper of your choice (we picked up a few sheets of zebra print paper from Hobby Lobby for less than $1), tulle (we found some pink remnant tulle on clearance for about 70 cents, and I got a few other shades of pink tulle at 79 cents per yard--but I got 24 inches, not a whole yard), a paper cutter and/or scissors, a pencil, a hot glue gun, a rubber band, some sequins (which I got at Hobby Lobby for $1.50 on sale--but you can use any ribbon, you don't need sequins), and some kind of doodads to finish the look (I used some pink flowers that came in a big set from Hobby Lobby for about $3).

Step 2: Measure the height of the can, use your pencil to mark the paper that length, cut the paper, and snip off the extra width.

Step 3: Hot glue the paper to the can.

Step 4: Cut the tulle into LOTS of strips that are about the height of the can, and an inch (give or take a little) wide.

Step 5: Put the rubber band on the can, placing it in the middle-ish, and start putting layers of tulle strips into the rubber band.

Step 6: When you have the desired amount of tulle (keeping in mind that it will double when you fold), fold the tulle above the rubber band down. And don't forget to treat it like a puppy and pet it a lot until it decides to STAY down.

Step 7: Hot glue sequins (or ribbon) over the "waist" and try to cover up the rubber band.

Step 8: Add the finishing touch: the doodads! I just hot glued on my flowers.

And that's it! Now you have yourself a cute tutu can! You can create so many variations. We made four different zebra tutu cans!

We hope you like these as much as we do! They are so cute and fun to make--plus, they make stylish storage! If you try making your own tutu can, don't forget to tell us how it went!

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

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