Dresses from Shabby Apple

Held Hostage by Simply Designing

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Hello!! I am so excited to be guest blogging here at It's FUN to Craft!

Isn't this just a great blog?! I am so honored to be here and I really hope I don't mess it up :-)

I am Ashley, the face and voice behind Simply Designing!

Simply Designing
I am fairly new to blogland but am loving every minute of it! I am an interior designer and a floral designer. I own my own business. I also love to dabble in crafts, baby / child items, sewing, baking, cake decorating and a variety of other things. I love finding ways to make my life more SIMPLE!

I enjoy keeping busy and I have a list a mile long of "projects" I want to do. And I love posting about my projects on my blog!

In addition, I am a wife to a wonderful husband (been married 9 years!) and a mom of a 3.5 year old spunky little girl and a sweet cuddly 2.5 month old little boy! So much fun!

Oh. And in my spare time (ha!) I am attempting to open an Etsy shop. It is a slow process for me, but I am enjoying that too. (Go check it out here if you don't mind though!)

Ok. Now. On to the GOOD stuff!

I am so excited to be guest posting here today. Today, I am going to show you how to make a very very SIMPLE TuTu and a fancy matching hair accessory! Seriously. This is so simple and there is no sewing involved!

It is easy to make, inexpensive, quick to finish and it is sure to make any little girl squeal with joy! What a great project!

Here is what you will need:

(1) hair elastic / pony tail holder

(1) elastic headband

approx. 60' of ribbon (I used ribbon that was 1.5" wide)

scissors and a measuring tape / ruler

For mine, I used two different ribbons but you can use 1, 2 or even more different ribbons, you will just want about 60' in total length.

Ribbon TuTu:
  • Cut 24 lengths of ribbon, each about 2' long (I angled the bottom of my ribbon).

  • Put the elastic headband around your legs to help keep it in place while you work.

(nice photo huh? :-)
  • Tie the ribbons on the elastic headband so that both "tails" are about equal in length.

  • If using different ribbons, alternate them.

  • Continue to tie all 24 ribbon lengths on the headband.

  • Voila! Your TuTu is done!

Ribbon Hair Accessory:
  • Cut 10 lengths of ribbon, each about 1' long (I angled the bottom of my ribbon)

  • Tie the ribbons on the elastic pony tail holder so that both "tails" are equal in length as above.

  • If using different ribbons, alternate them.

  • Continue to tie all 10 ribbon lengths on the hair elastic.

  • Voila! Your Fancy Ribbon Hair Tie is done!
Your final step?!?

Let the special little girl in your life squeal with joy and become the prettiest fairy / princess / ballerina ever!

Well, that is all for now wonderful 'It's FUN to Craft' readers! Thank you so much for letting me come and share my tutorial with you.

Be sure to stop by my blog Simply Designing to poke around and check out some of my other posts and tutorials. Stop by, stay a while, become a follower, leave a fun comment...I love it all!

And for other great TuTu and little girl accessory purchases, check out my Etsy shop HERE!

Happy Designing!


Thanks again to Ashley from Simply Designing for taking Fun to Craft Hostage. What a fun craft for a little princess. I love the hair accessory too. Don't forget to check out her blog and see all of her other fun projects.

Oh, and if you haven't entered in the giveaways yet this week. You DON'T want to miss them!!


Unknown May 12, 2010 at 10:28 AM  

What a coincidence! I just posted about my first tutu-making experience today! Thanks for the post!

Josh and Juli May 13, 2010 at 5:45 PM  

Now THAT is a tutu I think I could make! Thanks for the great idea!

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