Tulle (I used (2) 6" rolls totaling 12 yards)
Elastic or Ribbon
Optional: Ribbon, Pom Poms
1. Wrap tulle around cardboard.
(Idea from Treasures for Tots)
This will ensure that all pieces are the same length and will keep tulle manageable.
* I found that this length (15 inches) was too short for my 2.5 yr old
2. Use rubber bands to secure tulle.
3. Cut tulle on both ends.
4. Measure your child's waist cut elastic accordingly.
*If you choose to use ribbon, cut and extra foot and a half to 2 feet, to tie a bow.
5. Close the elastic loop. Make it 1-2" smaller than your child's waist
I got fancy with the sewing machine, but you can hand stitch, hot glue, or even safety pin it if you want.
I used my thigh to anchor the elastic while knotting the tulle.
6. Fold a piece of tulle in 1/2
*Mine is a little shorter on one side in an attempt to make it longer and have a more layered effect
7. Place the folded/looped end under the elastic.
8. Grab the tulle and pull it through the loop.
9. Pull the ends to tighten the knot.
This is an easy accessory for any costume - ghost, tiger, zebra, etc.
My daughter wanted to be a ladybug, so I added a few extra steps to make that happen...
11. Hot glue pom poms to tulle.
12. Finish it off by hot gluing a bow to the front.