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Ribbon Tutu- Pretty as a Peacock!

Hi there!  I’m here today to show you how easy it is to make a fun tutu from ribbon!  This is a project sure to make the little girls in your life smile!

peacock with mask (2)

Begin with May Arts sheer ribbon (C 2”x50) and sheer/twinkle (CT 2”x50) in various colors.  I used ‘peacock’ colors- blues, some green & lavender.  I also used 1.5” blue satin (HA44) as my base.  Another option would be elastic sewn in a circle large enough for your little girls’ waist.

Because we wanted this to be a long tutu, we tied the satin around our ‘model’s’ waist, and then used some sheer to tie around her neck.  This allowed us to measure how long we wanted our pieces to be; we didn’t want them all exactly the same length so we could eyeball this part.  We added our various colors all the way around and could have easily stopped there!

I’d envisioned more poof… so out came the tulle.

To achieve the poof, I took off one ribbon at a time & layered it with tulle.

I know this sounds crazy, but it’s easy & goes fast.  Again, I wanted varied lengths, so eyeballing the measurements!  And to show you how easy it is- you fold the ribbon in half (or so), add the tulle also folded in half, and loop it over the satin waist.

Then you pull the ribbon through the loop

Again- a great place to stop…. But I didn’t!  J  I wanted a fancy center- so I hand dyed silk flowers from Michael’s to match the tulle with food coloring.  I sprayed them with fixative in hopes they wouldn’t bleed turquoise if they got wet….

Since this was a peacock themed tutu, we bought some peacock feathers too.  I also used more sheer & sheer twinkle ribbon, tulle, black felt as my base & hot glue.

I layered these altogether, gluing them onto the black felt.

I safety pinned the center onto the tutu.  My little peacock was tickled pink with the results!

I hope this inspires you to try this project- tutus make great gifts any time of the year!


Blog Posted by: Jen Shears

  1. Danielle Flanders

    What an amazing project, Jen! WOW!!

  2. Jeanne

    Hey, Jen, once again great creative project..and what a perfect little model.

  3. Shelly

    Love it. So creative!

  4. Charlene

    Jen, I loved this when I saw it on your blog and love it again when I see all the creativity you’ve used in it’s creation! A lovely model, too!!

  5. samantha sibbet

    I just love this Jen! My daughter asked to be a peacock and I just couldn’t envision this. You are so clever and creative. I will keep your costume i mind if she requests it again next year. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Tracey Cuccia

    oh MY! This is absolutely beautiful, and so clever. What a cutie pie to wrap up in ribbon, too 🙂 Marvelous!!!

  7. Pam W.

    I knew you made this beauty! You are so stinkin’ talented! Hadley looks Be-U-Tiful.

  8. JenMarie

    Absolutely ADORABLE! WOW! What a cutie!


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