Today is the second post in my St. Patrick’s Day mantel series. What do rainbow tutus have to do with my mantel? This year I wanted to be able to include a few pictures of my St. Patrick’s Day mantel, but I wanted them to match the mantel, so I created these super simple tutus for my girls to take pictures in. They love the tutus and the pictures turned out just so darn cute!
You will need:
- Six colors of tulle (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple)
- Needle and thread or safety pin
I wanted the tutus to have a little bit of glitter, but not be overwhelmingly glittery, so I bought only one of the colors in a glitter tulle and it was absolutely the perfect amount of glitter. I bought the yellow in glitter so it would look like a gold glitter on the other colors.
Measure around your child’s waist and cut a piece of elastic that size. It doesn’t need to be bigger because it will stretch out a bit. Sew the ends of the elastic together or if sewing isn’t your thing, you can glue or safety pin it together. I like to sew it, so I know it is going to stay put.
Cut strips of tulle, about 40 inches long. This made a floor length tutu on my toddler and a tee length tutu on my 7-year-old. I cut about 12 strips of each color to make a full tutu.
Fold a tulle strip in half to make a loop, place it on one side of the elastic and then wrap the ends of the loop up and around and pull it through the loop to make a knot. Repeat over and over until you have the entire tutu.
I paired the darling tutu with these fun sequin head bands that I found at the dollar store. These little ones just look so darling!
Do you ever take photos for specific holidays?