Sunday, March 24, 2013

Ribbon Tutus

I love ribbon. All kinds of ribbon. When it comes to ribbon, I have no control. Which was a bit of a problem when I owned a flower shop and had a couple of trucks that would come by on a regular basis bringing beautiful ribbons right to my front door. How could I resist such temptation? I didn't. Needless to say, when I closed the shop, I ended up with spools and spools of ribbon in all colors.

So what do you do with tons of ribbon? Well, you make ribbon tutus of course!

What you'll need:

Assorted Ribbons (mine were 1.5" wide)
Elastic headband from the Dollar store

I had 4 little girls in mind when I started my project, so I gathered and assortment of pinks, lavenders and beautiful mermaid aqua/blue.

Using 5 rolls of co-ordinating ribbon for my mermaid tutu, I cut between 12 and 15 26" (approx.) strips of each color. This is one of those projects that you don't have to do just perfect. After I cut all my ribbon, I took one of the elastic headbands, stretched it over the back of my kitchen chair and started tying the ribbon strips to the band. Really, it's that easy. Center the strip on the headband and tie it in a knot. I just kept tying the ribbons all around the headband until the tutu was nice and full.

After I got all my ribbons tied on, I cut the ends in a pretty "V". And that's it. Super easy. And super cute. I can't wait to see what the little girls think of them!

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