Fairytale Tutu Makeover

Fairytale Tutu Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

The Fairytale Tutus are SO cute just the way they come!  I know they don’t really need a makeover, but if you really want to add some personality, I will show you how to make them even cuter by putting either petals or pom poms in between two layers of the tulle. 

Supplies For Tutu

Supplies For Bow-tie Hair Bow

Take the first two layers of tulle.  Match up the edges and sew them together with a matching or coordinating thread (make sure to backstitch), leaving a small opening.   I put my stitches a little closer together than normal. 

Put your petals or pom poms in the opening, in between the two layers of tulle.  This is the easiest project EVER!!  After you have “stuffed” the tutu, sew the opening shut (making sure to backstich).  Thats it!  Now it is going to be even funner for your little girl to twirl her little heart out!

Fairytale Tutu Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

My friend’s little girl is SO cute and SO girly!  She would wear a tutu to bed if she could!  She loved showing off for the camera!  The tutu in the picture above is the Shocking Pink tutu.

Fairytale Tutu Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I got the pom poms and petals at the dollar store!  Such an inexpensive way to jazz up the Fairytale Tutus!

Did you happen to notice her bow?  I used the Glue glider Pro and 3″ shocking  pink ribbon (cut to approximately 8″)  to whip up a cute little bow-tie hair bow. 

I put a line of the double sided tape on the edge of one end of the ribbon.  (As shown above).

Then I looped the ribbon into a circle, pressing the other end of the ribbon onto the tape.

Because I used the GlueGlider Pro I was able to fold the bow accordion style. 

 If I had used hot glue the folds would look really bad and uneven.  It just doesn’t work. 🙂

I secured my bow by wrapping wire around it.  I like to use wire for this type of bow.  It is so fast! I hid the wire with matching shocking pink 3/8″ ribbon and glued the bow to a lined clip.  The bow matched the tutu perfectly!

Fairytale Tutu Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}Here’s this little cutie pie wearing the Orchid tutu.  She couldn’t decide which one she loved most! 🙂 The bow is a pinwheel bow, which you can learn how to make using the TOTT Instructions.

Fairytale Tutu Makeover - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

 She is about to turn 4, just so you can gauge the way it would look on your little girl.  It looks cute on all ages of girls, just longer or shorter depending on their height. 

The Fairytale Tutu is something every little girl wants to have in her closet.  Whether it be for dress up or even going out.  It makes a great gift, and comes with a guaranteed smile!

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  1. Brittany
    Posted June 6, 2011 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Oh my goodness! Those are adorable!

  2. Posted June 7, 2011 at 8:57 am | Permalink

    This is just too cute. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Alaina
    Posted June 8, 2011 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    Cherie, what a cute playful idea. Seriously love it!!!

  4. Posted June 16, 2011 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute..I want some of that glue glider!

  5. Jennifer
    Posted September 2, 2011 at 5:28 am | Permalink


    Recently purchsed some ribbon form you and have been making loads of bows for my wee firl. Also made her one of your tutus can you tell me how to finish the waistband of with the satin ribbon? Do you sew it on or knot it around???? Thanks

    • Cherie
      Posted September 2, 2011 at 11:24 am | Permalink

      This Tutu is actually pre-made and available for purchase at The Ribbon Retreat. They are very cute and you don’t have to spend the time making it!

  6. ivy
    Posted October 24, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink

    do you only use the 2 layers of tulle for the skirt??

  7. Aija
    Posted November 6, 2011 at 3:41 am | Permalink

    That is so cute 🙂 as well as it is so easy to create. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Alexandra
    Posted December 10, 2011 at 12:34 pm | Permalink

    How cute!!! You didn’t use any elastic band for the waist on this project? How do you put it on them making sure it fits and it stretches? Thanks for the info.

    • Cherie
      Posted December 22, 2011 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

      The Fairytale Tutu comes with the elastic band. The tutu is ready to be worn as is, I just put stuff between two layers of the tulle.

  9. LaTon
    Posted April 2, 2012 at 9:13 pm | Permalink


    This is so cute. Can you please tell me how did you put all the pieces together. The solid ribbon on top of the tutu. Looks neat just wondering how you did it?

    • Cherie
      Posted April 2, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

      Hi LaTon! The nice thing is the Fairytale Tutu is already put together for you and available for purchase. All I did was sew two layers of tulle together (at the bottom) and put the pom poms and petals in between the tulle. So easy! The best part is they are only 5.99!

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