As you all know, I made and decorated the cookies already, and they're being stored in the freezer until the big day.
I've been working on centerpieces, and other little decorations for a few weeks now.
Last week I got the invitations made and handed out. If you haven't seen them, here they are! (I'm super in love with them!)
The other thing, and possible the most important, that I've been working on for the past few weeks are the Tutus! Cuz what's a Faerie without a fluffy skirt made of tulle!
I used the same process that I did for Growly Bear's Tu-Tu Adorable Dress.
You Will Need
Tutu Elastic (or any elastic that's about 1/2 inch wide)
Needle and Thread
6 inch wide Tulle on a spool (Around 50 yards)
A large coffee can
Next, I decided how long I wanted each tutu. I wanted them to hit above the knee, so I just had to estimate how long to do them seeing as we have a variety of different ages/height attending the party.
-For the two 7 year old girls, I cut my tulle strips 26 inches long
-For the 1-5 year old girls, I cut it 24 inches long
-For the 6 month old baby, I cut it 22 inches long
I don't know exactly how many strips I used, but it was somewhere in the 45-55 range depending on the diameter of each elastic.
1) Place your elastic around your coffee can. Fold your tulle in half, and create a loop.
2) Place the loop under the elastic so that the loop is coming out the top.
3) Bend your loop down, and pull the tail ends of the tulle up and through the loop. (On one of the sites I was reading with instructions, they called this a "slip knot"... I have no idea what that is, so I have no idea if that's that correct term, but if that helps you, then fantastic!)
4) Gently, but firmly, pull the knot tight. Make sure you gather and pinch the knot together so that it's very compact. You want each knot as tight as possible so that your tutu will be really full.
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