You know how much I like to make things for Brielle, my love of photography and the festive holiday season, so of course I was going to put these three things together for our first family Christmas card!
On a sunny, Saturday morning, I put together this set up by the sliding glass door in the kitchen.
I hung a white sheet from our dining room table and laid her mattress down which was covered in a white and grey chevron sheet. This is where I captured some great shots for her first Christmas card, complete with some custom items I designed for her to wear.
You’ve already seen my tutorial on how I made the headband when I guest posted on The Crafty Journals so today I’m showing you how I made her little red tutu!
To make the tutu, you’ll need these supplies:
- Crochet Headband
Most of the tutorials I saw used 6″ rolls of tulle but since I couldn’t find red tulle in a roll, I bought some from the bolts at Walmart. In fact, the 5.6 yard cut that was on the bolt cost me a whopping $5.44 and I still have half left! Pair that with the crochet headband 2 pack that I got at Micheals with a coupon for under $2, this was a pretty cheap outfit!
1. To make the tutu, I first cut pieces of tulle (mine were approximately 6 inch strips). Fold the piece in half with the loop up top. 2. Insert the loop in one of the holes of the headband. 3. Insert the ends of the tulle strip through the loop.4. Pull tight to secure to the headband.
Repeat all the way around the headband to complete your tutu!
Isn’t she a cutie? :)
(photo credit: Double Exposure Photography)
She also wore the headband with a red dress when getting her first picture with Santa. She looks really excited.
We hope friends and family enjoyed their holiday cards as much as we did! I was lucky enough to find some really good deals (or get free offers from some of those Rewards Programs I follow). Top: York Photo Metallic Photo Card, Bottom: Tiny Prints and Shutterfly Stationery Cards. Right: Shutterfly Photo card
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