How To Create A Tulle Tutu Wishing Well

by Thursday, June 4, 2015

Hey guys!

Okay so, our shower is two days away and I am super duper excited! Before the grand unveiling of the entire shower decor I have one more awesome baby shower craft tutorial for you! A tulle tutu wishing well!

My boyfriend’s mom suggested having a wishing well to hold any cards and gift cards we receive at the shower and I thought a wishing well would a fabulous thing to create. So of course I took to what? Yes, Pinterest! lol I didn’t even research card holders or wishing wells before I saw a similiar project for a tulle tutu cake stand.  I saw this and knew I could definitely remix it and do a Handy Homegirl version.

 

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The supplies for the example project seemed rather easy to find, in the beginning:

  • Rolls of tulle in your colour of choice
  • Elastic
  • Empty Hat Box

But I could not find a hat box for the life of me! Let me reiterate. I could not find a FREE hat box! People do not wear big hats like that anymore so stores do not carry them. The craft stores and Amazon wanted like $12 for hat boxes that were not even the size I wanted.  I would start wearing Sunday church hats everyday if I paid $12 for just the box and thats not the look I’m going for during my pregnancy.

So here are the supplies I used for a custom made from scratch tulle tutu wishing well:

  • Rolls of tulle in your colour of choice
  • 1/4″ Elastic
  • Cardboard
  • Fabric
  • 1 1/2″ Ribbon
  • Flowers (optional)
  • Butterflies (optional)
  • Clear packing tape
  • Hot Glue & Gun
  • Scissors
  • Box Cutter

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I had some cardboard left over from my floral R so I used it to construct a spherical box with a card slot lid.

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First, to construct the box lid I cut long 2″ wide strip of cardboard for the rim of the lid. I curved the cardboard so it would be easier to create a circle.

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I determined how wide I wanted the diameter of the circle by simply eyeballing it. I wanted to make sure it was big enough for cards to fall in and not get stuck.  Once I determined the width I hot glued the ends together. Now that rim is complete I used it to trace a circle for the top of the lid.IMG_1301[1]

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Next, draw out the card drop slot. I measured 7″ long and 1/2″ wide.

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Use the box cutter to cut out the slot.

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To finish the lid, place the top on the rim and use clear packing tape to secure the edges.IMG_1307[1]

Next is the base. I measured the based to be 16″ tall and curved it to fit inside the lid.IMG_1308[1] IMG_1309[1]

Then taped up the ends.

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Place the base on top of another piece of cardboard and trace the base shape. Then cut out your final circle.IMG_1312[1]

 

Now its time to upholster the the lid, base, and base closure.  Lay the lid and base circle on the fabric and cut a circle leaving about an 1″ to 1 1/2″ seam allowance.

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Hot glue the seam allowance to the cardboard.

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Repeat the same step to the lid. Cover the rim with decorative ribbon. Then use the box cutter and cut down the middle of the card slot and glue the fabric down to the edges of the slot.

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Cover the base with fabric and then finally hot glue the base closure the to the bottom.

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Put the lid on and then VIOLA! You have you made a from scratch spherical box. Now it’s time to decorate!!

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Tie your elastic around the bottom of the lid rim. Make sure the elastic is a little snug so the tutu won’t slip. Then start adding your tulle by doubling a piece of tule the length of the box, cut, and tie it to the elastic.

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Once you all done tieing the tulle, add whatever decoration your heart desires! I applied a large flower with a butterfly to the middle of the tutu and smaller flowers were glued on the tulle.

I love this project and later on Royal can actually wear the tutu! I hope you try this project for your next event. Good Luck!

Love,

Your Handy Homegirl

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