How to make a fun tutu for your fashion dolls! You can easily adjust it to the doll, so this will work for different types and sizes! If you learn best by watching a video, scroll to the bottom of the post for a video how-to!
Step One: Cut a piece of elastic and tie it around the doll's waist in a loop with a square knot. Make sure it fits the doll snugly, but you can still take it off and put it on the doll. Put a dot of Fray Check or clear nail polish on the knot to secure it.
Step Two: Cut a bunch of strips of the tulle, about one inch wide. The length will depend on the length of the tutu you want and also the height of the doll. You want them about the right length for the tutu when folded in half. The amount of strips you need will also depend on the size of the doll, and how floofy you want the tutu to be! These do not have to be uniform in size, making them a bit different adds interest and texture to the tutu! (And you will be trimming them up in the last step, so it's better to make them a bit too long and then cut them shorter.)
Step Three: Tie the tulle strips to the elastic waist band using a lark's head knot.
Step Four: Continue tying tulle strips around elastic band until it is covered.
Step Five: Put tutu on the doll, trim and scrunch it until you are happy with the shape!
If you enjoyed this tutorial or found it useful,
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(A.k.a. "Homemade Kinetic Sand")
How-To: Dump ingredients in bowl, stir until well mixed. Add more oil a little bit at a time if needed. This recipe can easily scaled up or down if you want more or less, it's basically one part flour to four parts sand, add oil a little at a time until you are happy with the texture and how much it holds together. Happy squishing!
Because who doesn't want to make a little noise? A project using recycled potato chip canisters and duct tape. LOTS of duct tape.(And of course I also used groovy patterned duct tape!) If you need a drum mallet, click here to check out this project!
And here's the drum in action!
A video tutorial for making sweet little polymer clay flowers!
One plain version, and one version with a cork base using a straight pin as the stem.
This is our quick baking soda and vinegar volcano! We made these for the Fourth of the July (Independence Day) in the US, since it has been very dry, we've had a really bad fire, and there is currently a fireworks ban in effect in our town.
You will need:
-Paper Plates (We used the sturdier ones so we could get more than one use out of our volcanoes)
-Duct Tape (we used some with a cool tie-dye print. You can get it in lots of cool colors now!)
-All-purpose permanent adhesive (we used "Quick Grip" by Beacon.)
-Small plastic condiment cups
-Dish Soap (optional)
Click "Read More" to go to the instructions!
MAcrame BAsics For Jewelry Making
Learn how to tie Square Knots, Half-Knots, and add beads for making jewelry with macrame!
Monocles and Mustaches
A couple of classy gents!
In need of a clever disguise? QUICK! grab some
-Clear plastic spoons and cake/pie servers from the dollar store
Now make these monocle and mustache disguises!
Click "read more" to go to the instructions!
Yarn Doll Tutorial
A sweet little doll, made of yarn!
A small book (hardback works best)
Click "read more" to go to the instructions
Creativity is fun, so let's start making messes!
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