Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Ballerina TUTU Hairbow Holder


About a week ago, I was at my best friends house and she was showing me all the cute hairbows she has made for her daughter.  They were hung on a string tied around a hanger.  I decided to make her one of the handy tutu hairbow holders.  

I started with two pieces of a cardboard box and cut them in the shape of a top.  

I glued the two pieces together with hot glue.

I planned on using batting in between the cardboard and fabric.  I only have about 5 HUGE rolls of batting, but they are all stored at my mom's house.  She happens to be out of town, and I didn't want to ask my poor old dad to go through the storage looking!  So, I had some warm & natural.  Normally, i wouldn't use it on a craft project, but I have a piece that had a run in with the washer.

There is a hole right in the middle of the warm & natural, so I cut some pieces off the side.

I cut a piece of fabric about 3 inches bigger on each side of the cardboard and started gluing it around.  On the round edges, cut pieces to release the tension. 


So, you know those super talented people that can make beautiful projects that even look great from the back?  I'm not one of them.  I cut a piece of fabric 1/4" smaller than bodice and glued it on to cover this mess.
So, somehow, in the midst of my creativity (pulling my hair out trying to figure out what I was doing) I forgot to take a bunch of in between pictures.   Basically I glued ribbon on the bodice.  I used two yards of tulle.  One yard white underneath and one yard purple on top.  I just gathered it by hand and glued it on.  I glued ribbon down and flowers on top. 

Here it is with a few hairbows clipped to it. 
This is the cutie I made it for:

She turned 2 on St. Patrick's Day

Her UBER-talented mother is one of my best friends.  I'm trying to talk her into joining this blog as VP of Creativity.

Missy made this cute Tinkerbell costume for her birthday party.  She made matching outfits for all the little girls that came.

Fairy wings in Twilight colors for the big sister.

Anyway, really easy, really cheap project.  Great project for kids too, be careful of the hot glue, even got myself a few times!


too Blessed to Stress said...

Ok so I usually don't "stalk" a commentor a few minutes after they post :) but I clicked on the photo of your profile and saw you with that cute little lion!!! I made hubby stop what he was doing to look and he joined in "ohhing" and "ahhing" over the cute kiddo and the genious costume!

thanks for stopping by :) hope you'll be back!

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

Sarah said...

I really like your hairbow holder- so cute!!
I'm a follower of your blog now, I love your crafty ideas :)


Sandra said...

Adorable little Tinkerbell! Love the tutu's ideas so fun. Come stop by when you get a minute.

Chantel and Michael Magistro said...

Those are so cute! You are so creative. Thanks for sharing this. When I have kids, I'll definitely have to try my hand at this :-)


House of Smith's said...

SO cute! I love this idea!
And the purple is adorable!
Thanks for the comment on my blog.
Re-do's can be QUITE the project... especially WITH kids. lol.

Robyn said...

ADORABLE!!!! I got to make one of these!
Mom All Day

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