Talking Tutus

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Talking Tutus

I am lucky enough to be the mother to three adorable girls (and one completely darling little boy who we’ll talk about another day).

My girls are sweet, precocious, bold and witty with equal parts rough and tumble mixed in. I get great pleasure from watching my little Princesses climb trees and race down the street while dressed in pink tutus and play heels. My oldest doesn’t do much of that herself very often these days, but she is more than willing to hold a pair of pink heels for her sister while she races the boy down the street!

Today I wanted to share a super easy and adorable Princess inspired craft that my 7 year old daughter Rebekah and I came up with. If you have a Princess in your life you are going to want to pin this one right now!

This is about the easiest way to add a little Princess “bling” to any outfit.

Materials Needed

1/2 yard tulle-  I used the non-scratchy kind because my Princess does not like itchy tulle.

3/8 inch stretch lace fabric. You only need one package about about .95 cm long

*The materials cost me exactly $3.41 with enough leftover for another cute project you will see at the end of this post.

To make it simply measure ankles and cut a piece of elastic to fit around the ankle with a little extra at the ends in order to tie off. Tie pieces of tulle on until the whole strip of elastic is covered. Tie ends off and slip onto foot. Voila you have tutu socks!

Now, because I am thrifty cheap I don’t like to pay full price for those fancy tulle hair ties my little girls like to wear. Here is another great Princess inspired “glitz” project that you can make using any leftover tulle pieces.

To make this I bought a pack of 38 hair ties at the Dollar Store for a buck and then tied on pieces of  leftover tulle! If you liked these projects and would like to see more Princess inspired projects and ideas you can visit the website for my children’s book Rebekah Grace The Practically Perfect Princess.

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      I am craft-ally challenged as well, but seriously this one is TOTALLY fool proof. You just cut and tie- that’s it! P.S. Many a princess dress has been destroyed by uncomfortable tulle!
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    1. Hey girl, I tried logging on to your blog a couple times, and I kept getting a “fatal error” and “server not loading” warning.. not sure if the trouble is on my end or yours, but thought I would let you know (I recently got over some web hosting drama, so I’m all paranoid now haha)…

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        The blog was really wigging out last night, I hate when it does that! Thanks for the heads up. I think we are good now, but I so appreciate you letting me know :)
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      Thanks Jennifer!

      My daughter has pretty much been wearing them since we made them. I tried to tell her they were only for fancy, but she said she likes to be fancy all of the time!
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      I kid you not, but my 13 year old and I this last summer made a tutu inspired end table for her bedroom. I guess the answer according to my princesses would be “Never!”.

      P.S. My husband was so happy when our son was born that shopping for presents didn’t always involve a walk down the “pink” aisle……
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  1. These are so cute, Jen! My daughter would have been all over those tutu ankle socks. She had a pair of plastic heels that she insisted on wearing to preschool. The teacher would just crack up at her clicking in there with them.
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      Oh, that is a cute story! There is just no possible way of steering a preschooler away from their fashion choices is there?
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  2. Popping over from Merry Monday =) Had to stop by because these reminded me of all the little girls at my dance recitals. Too cute! Be sure to share your crafts & DIYs at Two Uses Tuesday (Mon 11pm EST to Fri 11pm EST) over at Sarah Celebrates if you don’t already!
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      Thank you! My daughter tried to get me to wear them this morning. I kind of laughed thinking about the looks I would get if I did!
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  3. Hi Jen, I love your tutu socks! My daughter was never into pretty, pink princess stuff and I don’t think she’s ever going to forgive me for surrounding her bed (she was on the bottom bunk when she was small) with layers of what I thought was pretty pink net curtains. We tried to make her bed like a pink princess retreat as a surprise, but it never went down well.

    The princess hairbands are also a great idea as those things are always overpriced. They are even cheap enough for me to make just to wind my daughter up…Or maybe not as she’s bigger than me now!
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    1. Oh my goodness, deflating parenting kind of moment for sure! My girls would die from happiness with a bed like that, but that would require more time and talent than I have to make…… Can you come visit and show me how?
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  4. Oh my goodness, these are adorable, and where were you 10 years ago when I may have had a chance at wrangling this on the youngest daughter???? I am hoping one day she will come back from the jeans and funky tops to a little more dressy lady. I think by high school she will do that, but not with the tulle…. This is so adorable though!!!!!
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      Haha! Could you imagine putting your teen in these!! Maybe if they misbehave that is what we should threaten for our teens…… Kind of like making them wear a shirt with our picture on it to school :)
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  5. My 2-year old would flip over those socks! She’s always wanting her “fancy” socks and half the time we can’t find a matching set. Now I just need to find that old tulle from 4 years ago……
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