Whenever I hear that there are opportunities for gifts to be given, my brain kicks into high gear and I get all swept up in the possibilities.....conveniently forgetting that OH YEAH I don't sew and can't really make anything much less something that somebody would want as a present, but who are we kidding? THAT NEVER STOPS ME.
Combine this bizarre I-need-to-craft compulsion with a $10 budget and you get...a situation where I do actually need-to-craft. Or just wrap up a pack of onesies, which for the record? Would kill me.
So. A friend of mine is having her first baby and is into "anything pink and girly girl."
What fits that description? A tutu.
The players: two spools of tulle (2.50 each on sale @ HoLo) and some ribbon.
There are a gazillion tutorials on making these out there, but I watched this one. Modified, because I can't stand to follow directions, and didn't want to deal with elastic and things not fitting right. Instead of pulling it up, mama can just tie it on her, which means whether she's 12 months or 4 years old, it'll still fit.
(Or 34. Ask me how I know.) The sparkly white tulle was stiffer and didn't pull through as nicely as the pink, but that could also be chalked up to my lack o' skillz. 10 minutes later it was done and kinda awesome. The hardest part was trying to wrap it up. Yards of tulle = not easy to fit into a box. So I shoved and crammed and basically guaranteed that when it's opened it'll be a big wrinkled pile of fluff. I also wrapped up a box of wipes as a back-up....you know....just in case she hates it.
The plain white box and kraft paper aren't really looking that festive until they're given some scrapbook paper love and stacked, and topped off with a flower barrette made from scrap pieces of silk. Me-ow. Who knew girly girl could be so fun?