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Unique notice: CHALKBOARD TUTU TutORIAL

Cards, Holiday & seasonal crafts, Paper crafts  |  September 28th 2011  |  0 Comment

Unique notice: CHALKBOARD TUTU-TORIAL

so…i needed to make a little something for my niece’s dance recital…you know…to go along with her balloons…yeah…i don’t do flowers…lol…anywho…i had done one of these chalkboards a little while ago…and thought how perfect!…why the purple and green?…well…those are the colors of the dance school…see…i do pay attention…lol…and…thought while i was at it…i’d do up a little tutu-torial for ya!….

you’ll need an 8 x 10 canvas…foam paintbrush…ribbon (1″ or 1 1/2″)…plastic baby hanger…

also grab…chalkboard paint (i like the brush on better)…staple gun…2 yards of tulle…and i totally forgot it in the picture…but you’ll need a glue gun…

slap on two coats of chalkboard paint…

taking enough ribbon to go along the bottom…staple to the back…wrap it around…and staple the other side…

here’s what it should look like…

then…take two smaller pieces of ribbon and staple those on the front to start forming the straps…they’re about 3/8″ from the side edge of canvas…

flip the canvas over…then putting the plastic hanger along the top…put the ribbon though and bring to the back…

staple those into place…and trim the excess ribbon…

now…grabbing the tulle and just pulling it together with your hands…kinda form a tube…

on the bottom of the canvas…start at one side…and staple the end of tulle…

making about a 3 inch loop…you’ll staple again…putting it pretty close to your other staple…

doing another loop…staple again…

you’ll keep making loops and stapling until you get to the end of the tulle…your last bit of tulle will need to be stapled at the very end of the canvas….

flip it over…and start to fluff…pulling the ends of the tulle…this gives the tutu it’s poof!…

do up two bows in the same ribbon…

attach with hot glue…covering up those staples on the front…

and there you go!…one tutu cute chalkboard!…