With Halloween coming up I thought this would be appropriate. I’ve seen several Halloween costumes with tutus including all the Disney Princesses and much more! I made these tutus for a recent craft fundraiser. They are very inexpensive and easy to make. You can make a DIY No Sew Tutu this size (Toddler) for about $5.00.
Note: I did a scrap T-shirt skirt tutorial a while back. This tutorial works for tutus as well. The difference are 1) the materials chosen, and 2) I also used an elastic dollar store head band, which works great for this tulle DIY No Sew Tutu as well.
Materials: These are the measurements for a Toddler sized tutu.
- 2 yards of ribbon
- 6 inch X 20 yards of tulle (you can buy these rolls at a craft store for $3-$4
- Yard stick
- Clear nail polish (optional)
Note: Yards of tulle at a fabric store is much cheaper, however pre-cut rolls like these make it more convenient and simple. Consider buying from a fabric store if you are making a larger (or longer) costume.
First, using the yard stick as an aide cut the entire roll of tulle in 20” strips. One by one fold each strip in half and knot it around the ribbon as shown. Make sure you start in the center of the ribbon and make your way out. When you are finished the skirt will be about 20” around. You can slide and maneuver the tulle to make it a little smaller or wider as needed. Cut the ends of the ribbon in an angle and use clear nail polish to stop the ribbon from fraying. Tie the ribbon in a bow.
Here are some after photos.
Warning: If you decide to make glittered tutus as pictured above. Make them outside! :/
Consider making a green skirt for a Tinker belle or mermaid costume; a blue skirt for Cinderella; a pink skirt for Sleeping beauty; a yellow skirt for Belle; or a blue, yellow, and red skirt for Snow White.
If you need more fundraiser ideas, check out my YouTube video for the other crafts I made for this fundraiser.