Pretty In Pink

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Good Morning and Happy Laaaazzzy Sunday.  Sorry for the late post today, but it’s a cute one!  Today we are celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month!  I am fortunate to work for an employer who understands the importance and value of giving back to our community.  This coming Saturday we are participating in the Making Strides for Breast Cancer Walk — how exciting!  As a known crafter to my co-workers, I volunteered to give tutu making lessons — how exciting (again)!  So this past Thursday a few of us got together and threw some pink tulle around, and here were the results!

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So how did we make these awesome tutus?  Most of the credit goes to Just Add A Bow‘s video on YouTube.  She has a ton of useful video’s that offer her tips of the trade.  You can also check out her Facebook fan page.  Here are the basic supplies that you will need:

Tulle (any color).  I prefer rolls of tulle over purchasing it by the yard, it’s much easier to cut and manage as a roll.

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I’m also a paper crafter, so I have a nifty straight edge cutter that makes it super easy to feed the tulle through, measure the length and cut.

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Don’t forget as you’re working on it, it’s much easier to loop it round your thigh.

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This is what your first layer will look like, depending on if you choose a pattern or a solid color.  You can do as many layers as you like.  I prefer at least two, just to make it full and fluffy.

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So what crafts have you done to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness?  Do you have any THINK PINK ideas to share with the group?

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4 thoughts on “Pretty In Pink

  1. […] your supplies, do you remember how to make a quick and easy tutu?  Jump on over to our tutu post Pretty In Pink.  We had a great time making tutus for Breast Cancer Awareness month back in October!  This post […]

  2. […] your supplies, do you remember how to make a quick and easy tutu?  Jump on over to our tutu post Pretty In Pink.  We had a great time making tutus for Breast Cancer Awareness month back in October!  This post […]

  3. Joann January 28, 2015 at 8:05 pm Reply

    How long did you make the pieces? And which direction did you cut? Cause clearly you don’t want only 6″ pieces that then go down to 3″ or do you? I’m confused on some of this posting.

    • mypapercraze January 30, 2015 at 4:43 am Reply

      Hi Joann! I cut 12″ pieces of tulle, so halved would be 6″ out from the body. A lot of the sizing will depend on how long you want it. I prefer mine to stick straight out, but some people like them longer. The most recent one I made my daughter was 14″ pieces (in half would be 7″) and I ended up trimming a good amount from it because I thought it was too much. Hope this helps! Email me at mypapercraze@gmail.com if you have any more questions, I’d be happy to answer them! These tutus are so super easy once you get the hang of them!

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