Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Elf on the Shelf Tutu Tutorial

So excited to start Elf on the Shelf with my daughter this year. She chose to adopt a little girl elf. The little elf was purchased along with the book online.When "Elf" (the completely original name given by my daughter) arrived I was a little disappointed with the her outfit. It was pretty plain and not very festive.

Something had to be done. Before my daughter woke up one morning, 
I constructed a new addition to Elf's outfit. 
She now has an adorable new tutu to wear! It's perfect for a spunky little Christmas elf!

Doesn't she just glisten with her sparkly new tutu?!

Here's what you need to make a little tutu for your Christmas elf.

Scrap Fabric (red sparkly, green, white- 
need less than 1/8 yard of each color.)
Rotary cutter
Rotary Mat
Ponytail Holder

Cut scrap pieces to 4 inch by 6 inch strips.
 Cut out 4 red, 4 green, and 8 white strips.
 Here are my stacks of tulle ready to tie.
Place pony tail holder around Elf's waist.
To make the tutu, you will tie each piece of tulle to the pony tail holder by following these simple steps:
Fold the tulle in half.
Place folded part under pony tail holder.
Make a loop at the top.
Push end pieces of tulle through loop and pull tight.
Once you get the hang of it, it doesn't take long to tie all of the pieces.
I used a red, white, green, white pattern.
 When the tutu is finished remove it from the elf. Make sure the tied knots are about the same size and evenly spaced. Trim up any extra long pieces of tulle.
(Remember to fluff up the tulle so that it looks more full.)
  Replace tutu around your elf's waist and smile, 
because this little elf will have lots of nice things to say to Santa Clause tonight!

Enjoying the morning sun. 

Ready for her favorite two year old to wake up!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Happy Crafting!

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