Fall is one our favorite seasons of the year. Yeah, it’s true that here in Florida we don’t get very much “Fall” weather, but it cools off and you can feel the temperatures changing. That also means that it’s time for Halloween and costumes. This year my girls are all about the villains. So I decided to make their costumes that way they got what they really wanted. Here’s is an easy DIY Tutu Tutorial and Easy Family Meal that I used to create these awesome skirts!
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DIY Tutu Tutorial and Easy Family Meal
I knew that this month would be a very busy one for me with homeschooling and three conferences to attend. I also wanted to make sure that my girls got a great Halloween with fun costumes! Somehow I needed to make sure that I could make all of this work in such a short time.
Both girls along with their cousin planned that they all wanted to dress up as fairy tale villains this year and they wanted tutus as part of their costume. So, I headed to my local craft store to buy lots of tulles to create my girls their tutus.
I personally find it easier to create these tutus by purchasing tulle rolls. You can find them in the craft or wedding section of your local craft stores. If you want a full skirt I would definitely go with at least 3 rolls at a minimum to make sure that it’s a nice full skirt.
For my youngest, I used 2 rolls of purple and 2 rolls of black, just because she wanted a longer skirt. For my oldest, I used the same amount, 2 rolls of white tulle and 2 rolls of black tulle, but because she wanted a shorter skirt it worked out perfect. Below I will be showing you how I created my youngest fairy tale evil villain tulle tutu skirt.
Materials needed to create a DIY Tutu Skirt
- Minimum of 3-4 rolls of tulle (you can also purchase cheaper tulle by the yard)
- Glitter Tulle (optional)
- Elastic for the waist
My youngest wanted to have a full purple front skirt but then wanted a puffy back with just the black color. She will also be wearing a black and purple cape along with what she is showing in the picture.
Begin by measuring how long you want the skirt to be. I personally take the roll and have her hold it as I pull down on the tulle until she tells me the length she wants. Then instead of cutting it, I fold it in half and then cut. I basically want to double the length in which she wants her skirt to be because I will be folding each strand of tulle in half.
Measure your child’s waist and make a light knot in which you will wrap around a chair. Wrapping around the chair will make it easy for you to tie all the strands of tulle to create your skirt. The reason you are creating a light knot is that later on you will want to create that knot once again a bit tighter around your child and as they grow you can make the skirt bigger.
Take two pieces of tulle together and slide it creating a slip knot around the elastic. Make sure to check out my picture above to see how to create the knot.
Go ahead and fill the elastic all the way around until you have created a full tulle skirt.
You can really use your imagination with the tulle and create different colors. For the Evil Queen, we made it purple in the front and black in the back. For the Cruella Devil costume, we made it half black and the other half white. Which goes perfectly with her dalmatian vest.
As you can see you can easily create any princess or villain using this same tutorial! Be creative with your tulle and you too can easily look as cute as my little evil queen.
I knew because I spent so much time creating both of my girls Halloween costume this year that I wanted to make sure that we were able to have an easy family meal right before heading out trick or treating. I want something fast but fun! This mama didn’t want to worry about cooking, instead, she wants to worry about getting her girls ready and herself for a fun night.
That’s why we are planning to pick up a Sam’s Club Coke & Pizza Bundle at our local Sam’s Club Cafe.This bundle includes a 16-inch pizza, cheesy breadsticks, cookies and a 2-Liter of Coke for just $13.98! Now to me, that’s not having to worry about dinner at all!
I really love that at my Sam’s Club Cafe I can pick up this awesome deal and don’t have to worry about running home to cook anything. My plans are to pick up two of these combo deals and share with my cousin and her family right before we all head out trick-or-treating with our families this year!
This combo pack at Sam’s Club will make it so much easier for my cousin and I not have to worry about the girls eating. Instead, we will be able to enjoy a night out of the kitchen and who knows, we might even end up dressing up as well!
Make sure to head on over to your local Sam’s Club and pick up one of these great $13.98 Family Pizza Combo Meals at the cafe!
Here are some of my favorite items to create my DIY Tutu!
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What are your kiddos dressing up as for Halloween?