September 16, 2010

Fairy Princess Skirt Tutorial

Jen, our giveaway winner, wanted a Fairy Princess skirt for her little girl.  She requested a light purple skirt.....and unfortunately, this is the best I can do.  I spent two weeks looking for light purple ribbon that would work and finally gave up.  Sorry Jen!  There must have been a wedding or two with light purple as their color because there was none to be found.  I did make you a cute skirt though, and if it doesn't work for you, here are the instructions on how to make it (in case you are able to find light purple ribbon that you like).

You need:
*Ribbon:  I used 7/8 inch NON WIRED ribbon of purple and pink.  The white shimmery ribbon was 5/8 inch I believe.  I used 24 feet of pink and purple and 12 feet of the white. (2 spools of purple and pink, 1 of white)

*Elastic headband: bought at Walmart

*Circle jewels: bought at Michaels

Cut all of your ribbon (at an angle) into 24 inch strips.  Tie ribbon in the middle (or close to it) around the headband.  I like some variety in length for the skirt, so I don't tie every ribbon exactly even.

Tie all ribbon in whatever pattern you want until your headband is covered.

Now, you can leave it like this.  Very cute.

Or you can glue some "bling" on the bottom of each ribbon end.  I used a glue gun to glue two gems together with the tip of the ribbon in between.

Super easy, right?  This one is for you, Jen.  I'll get it in the mail this week!


Jen Gillespie said...

Oh my cuteness!!!! Jill is going to love it. I don't think I will be able to get it off of her! It looks gorgeous. I love the colors. I hope you didn't stress too much about the light purple. I shouldn't have been so specific. The colors you picked are PERFECT!!!! I love it! Can't wait to get it in the mail. Thanks a ton Britt. You are such a sweetheart!

balloongal said...

That is super easy. And it looks like a great finished project.

K La said...

My jaw is on the floor. I've been looking at Tutu's for my LO and found one like this at the store for a little over $20. I didn't buy it, decided to make my own, came across your blog and you are telling me I can MAKE that tutu? That is awesome. I am so excited. Thank you oh-so-much for posting this.

Jen Gillespie said...

We got it and Jill loves it! I saved it for her to open for her party and she thought it was so cute! Thanks so much for making it Britt. What a sweetheart. I tried to explain the concept of a blog giveaway to my mom and she was completely confused. She says to tell you hi though! Thanks again!!!!

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