How to Make Your Own Tutu Lamp
Time to get your DIY shoes on! Or should we say your DIY tutus on? Create something lovely and unexpected for your little lady's nursery
I absolutely love tutus! And this tutu lamp is perfect for any princess or ballerina party decor. It’s quite simple, but takes some time and patience to make. The end result is absolutely precious!
Let’s get started on this fun project! Here’s what you’ll need:
-Tulle—8 yards (I used a light and dark pink)
-Ribbon (measure lamp’s top diameter plus plenty of extra for a bow)
-Hot glue gun
Start by Cutting
To begin, cut a yard of the tulle (small sections are easier to work with).
Next, cut the tulle in half to make two 26″ sections.
Roll the Tulle
Now, take each piece of the tulle and gently roll them lengthwise.
Be careful not to roll it too tightly!
Cut the Ends
Next, cut the uneven ends off and then cut the rest into 2″ sections.
Be sure to use your ruler to get accurate measurements!
At this point, you should have your cut ribbon and a lot of strips of tulle.
Time for the fun part! Let’s get creative…
Now you’ll need to take the first piece of tulle and make a loop.
Bring the loop around the ribbon, bringing both ends through the opening and pull tight.
Now repeat. I alternated by using three light pink and three dark pink.
Feel free to use your imagination with this!
Looks like a Tutu
At this point, you should have a pretty little tutu.
Now, don’t get too attached to this… this one is meant to decorate a lamp shade, not your little princess! But, if you’re interested in desiging one for your little one to wear, check out How to Make a Tutu.
Add Tutu to Lamp Shade
Once you have enough tulle tied to the ribbon, tie it onto the lamp shade.
An alternative option is to simply secure with a little hot glue.
Make a pretty bow with the remaining ribbon, and place it proudly in the nursery or playroom.
Congrats on creating your very own beautiful décor!
About the Author
Elizabeth Demers is the founder of Bump Smitten, which features beautifully photographed showers and showcases ideas for shower themes, customized favors and invitations, and DIY projects.
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