Friday, April 23, 2010

Tutu Wreath

My 6 year old wanted something to hang in her room right when you walk in, so I came up with this Tutu Wreath. Here is what you will need for this project....a Styrofoam 10 inch wreath, paint of your color, 1 1/2 yards of your main color netting, and 1 yard accent color netting. My daughters room is white, pink and brown, so we chose brown and pink. Ribbon to hang. This cost me less than $5.00...gotta love it!

First I painted my wreath brown so that the green wouldn't show through. Then I cut my strips. I started at the fold and did a two inch strip. Once the strip was cut, it was cut in half (TIP, CUT AT THE FOLDED SEAM) to make 2 strips. That cut strip is folded in half and used to make your tie. I believe the netting was about a 60 width, so it works perfect. ( BELOW: The strip on the left is the first cut strip, the strip on the left is the strip cut in half and then folded to the size you need for the wreath).

Tie the piece of netting on, I started with Pink which was my accent color, and did one piece. I then cut at the fold to make it the same as the other end. It is easier to put it on the wreath before you cut the folded end. I then followed the pink with 2 pieces of the main color of netting. So it goes, 1 strip pink, 2 strips brown, 1 strip pink...etc!

Here is the wreath with the bows started

Closer look.

Now when you have completed the wreath, do a little trim. I made sure all the edges were the same. There might be some spaces showing by the knot you have made to tie it,but once the netting is all poofed out, you don't see it at all. Add your ribbon to hang and ENJOY!!
I think it is really cute and, my more importantly, my daughter loves it!

Finished! It took about an hour and a half to finish!
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  1. That is so cute! What a great idea!!! Great job Kristen! I'm sure Paige LOVES it!

  2. So pretty! I love the colors!