Water Bottle TuTus

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These tutus definitely gave me a run for my money, which is why I only ended up making six, instead of the intended 15. They are super cute, and were a huge hit, but my fingers weren’t very happy with the hundreds of small knots that they tied. I made these at night, while watching Pretty Little Liars. I have to admit that I’m addicted to what my husband calls a ‘teeny bopper’ show. But, it’s a step up from Caillou, which Reagan is currently obsessing over during the day.
If you have time and your fingers need a workout, these are definitely adorable! The two that didn’t get taken home by shower guests, became the perfect tutus for my nieces Piglet doll and Reagan’s baby doll.

Materials

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1 yard tule
Scissors
Rubber Bands-large enough to fit on your bottle, but small enough not to slip off
Water Bottles

Directions

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Fold tule in half and then continue to fold in half until you have a width that is about 2/2.5 inches long. The length of the pieces that you cut will determine the length of your tutu. I wanted a short and puffy tutu, so I cut shorter pieces.

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Cut off inch wide pieces of tule.

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Your pieces will need to be cut at the tops of the loops; this is where your tule was folded.
Depending on the number of times that you folded your tule will depend on the number of pieces you end up with- the more folds, the more pieces.

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Tie individual pieces of tule to the rubber band. Make sure that the pieces of tule are tied close to each other, so that the rubber band cannot be seen. Continue around the entire rubber band.

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Remove label from water bottles!!!
Trim, with scissors, around your tutu, until you achieve the shape that you want.

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Super cute, right?

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A perfect tutu for Piglet!

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