It's been a while! Life has been a bit rough with the exhaustion of pregnancy (due in 3 weeks!!) and such, but I have some fun things in store! I am making a nursery for my soon to be baby boy and have some free tutorials for how I am putting it together. CAN'T WAIT!
Meanwhile, here's something for ya:
Do you remember my watermelon wreath tutorial
? Remember when I said to save the other half of your green wreath?? Well, this tutu witch wreath is what I had in mind! ALL of the ribbon in this tutorial came from May Arts
. It was SUPER fun to put together and the quality of the ribbon is wonderful!!Ready to get started? For the witch tutu skirt, I used 3 yards each of 4 different May Arts ribbons in different varieties. I used nearly all of it!
(I saved a tiny bit of the black and white striped ribbon to embellish my witch hat!)Star
t by cutting a "waist" for your tutu skirt, then start hot gluing lengths of ribbon around your styrofoam. The ribbon lengths should be a few inches longer than your styrofoam and you should cover the styrofoam with ribbon that is not
Keep going all the way around your skirt.
I think that witches, by nature ;), are pointy. Thus I chose to cut pointed ends in my ribbon:
Next, hot glue shorter lengths over the top of the longer ones to give your skirt some dimension:
Next, I took 2 yards of tulle and folded it in 4th's length wise. Fold on end like a fan and bunch it up in your hand.
Turn your wreath ribbon side down.
Next, put a good amount of hot glue along the top, backside of your skirt and making certain that the tulle does not come above the styrofoam, firmly press the fan folded edge of tulle to the hot glue:
Make sure that the hot glue goes through all of the layers of tulle.
Note, you will either want to wait a bit after hot gluing to make certain that you do not burn your fingers. Another alternative is to use a hot glue pad to protect your fingers:
Now that the witch skirt is complete, let's make a witch hat! I used a cone shaped styrofoam cylinder and cut off a few inches of the bottom. I left the plastic on the top to offer stability:
Wrap some felt or fleece around your cone and cut it accordingly. Tightly hot glue your fabric around your cylinder:
Take the bottom base of your cylinder and cut a circle of felt/ fleece the same size:
Start hot gluing your ribbon (again, I used 3 yards of fabulous May Arts ribbon
) around the outside edge of your felt/ fleece circle. Fold your ribbon as you go so that it ruffles a bit:
Keep ruffling your ribbon in a spiral fashion:
Hot glue the pointy part of the hat to the center of your ruffled ribbon and embellish it as you like! I again used about 3 yards of May Arts ribbon
to make a sheer orange bow for for my witch hat:
Hot glue your charming witch hat to your funky witch tutu and...
YES!!! I can get 3 adorable little monkeys off my back who say that I haven't done anything for Halloween. ;)
What can I say?! I'm pretty busy growing a baby here.
Speaking of babies, I can't WAIT to show you some of the nursery tutorials! Stay tuned because I have a rug tutorial coming soooon......