Thursday, July 25, 2013

Duct Tape Tutu

We needed a duct tape project and Dancer wanted to make a tutu so we put the two ideas together and this is what we came up with. 
Depending on the size of your waist, and how puffy you want your tutu, you need about three yards of tulle.  I found it for $1.09 a yard so the whole project costs, with the duct tape, about $3.50 a tutu. 
To make it a good length, cut the tulle into one yard pieces.  Open the pieces and refold them the long way, this makes the tulle when folded about 30 inches wide.  Lay this out on your cutting board and cut it into about three inch strips.  They only need to be about three inches and it isn't important that they are cut straight, unless you are a perfectionist, which I am so not.

Cut a piece of duct tape for the waist band the size of your waist plus at least another three feet for the ties.  Lay out the duct tape and mark where your waist would be in the middle so you know where to put the tulle strips.  Take each strip and on the folded side, scrunch up the end and lay it on half of one side of the duct tape. 

When it is as full as you like it, fold the other half of the tape over the top and press it together with you fingers to make good contact with both sides of the tape. 

 Put it on and get ready to dance!

1 comment:

jugglingpaynes said...

Awesome! And you made me start wondering if there was also a way you could substitute duct tape for the tulle. It would probably make cutting easier since you would only need to worry about the length. Hmmm...

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