Tutorial: How to Make a Princess Parade Halo

I always used to love these when I was little, and there was always a guy selling them at parades and carnivals and things like that. I would beg and beg, but my mom would say she wasn’t going to buy something that she could make so easily. Trouble is, she never made me one! :( Sad huh?

Well, don’t let that happen to your little girl lol. Or any other little girl you know! These princess halos are so cost effective and easy to make that you could make a ton.

Let’s get started.

You will need:

I am a total patriot–so even just the supplies look fun to me! Lol

Foil Garland (whatever styles/colors you want)

Curling ribbon–the egg kind is good because it totally curls for you. But you can use scissors to curl the other kind if it isn’t curly enough. Again, whatever styles and colors you like.

Scissors

Directions:

Unravel the ends off of one of your garland rounds and measure a piece long enough to fit your subjects head. You’ll want to cut it about 2″-3″ longer than you need for wrapping purposes.

Use the piece you just cut to measure and cut your other garland pieces to about the same size.

Now wrap your garland pieces around each other a little bit and form them into a round  keeping the opening about the size you will need for your subject’s head. Wrap the ends together using that 2″-3″ extra length that you kept.

That could be cute be cute all by itself, don’t you think?

But, we’re going to go ahead and add us some streamers.

So, cut some long strands off of each of your curling ribbon rolls. Mine ended up being about 2 yards I think, but I cut some off after I tied it.

Now make a loop in the center of your curling ribbon strands and put it through the opening of your halo like this. Sorry for the cruddy picture. It is hard to make curly ribbon lie flat :)

Now pull the long ends of your curling ribbon up through your loop and pull tight. The same way I did with the tulle in the tutu tutorial here.

Tie a pretty bow with your long curling ribbon ends.

Ta da! All done. Wasn’t that easy? And fun? Don’t you want to make a bajillion?

You can also embellish these by putting rhinestones, buttons, or flowers in the center of your bow. Or even adding some ribbon to your curly tail mix. Whatever puts a smile on your face!  Fairy Halos are just such a hit.  You could wear them to a parade, or make them for your daughters fairy or princess birthday party.

Now that you know how to make them, you could sell them at carnivals and festivals.  They are also great for Booster Clubs and PTA for fundraisers as well.  We have wholesale cheap supplies because we are the manufacturer and distributor.  Please visit our online shop to purchase all of our items, always on sale.

 We have lots of good ideas for fairy and princess parties.  If you have any questions give us a call.  801-805-6667!

Thanks for joining me today, and stay tuned to learn some more fun stuff!

Tutorial: How to Make a Boutique Bow

Today’s tutorial is on how to make a boutique bow. I used to be pretty intimidated by these bows. I thought they looked hard, but they are actually pretty darn easy, so I’m excited to share that with you today!

Boutique Bow

You will need:

Boutique Bow SuppliesAbout a 30″ Length of 1.5″ Grosgrain Ribbon

A Small Scrap of 3/8″ Grosgrain Ribbon

 Lined Alligator Clips

Some String

Scissors

A Lighter

Glue Gun and Glue Stick (not pictured)

Directions:

Start by laying your ribbon out horizontally flat in front of you. Then take one end of the ribbon and make a loop by pulling the end up and around the flat ribbon.

Now take the other end of ribbon and make a second loop on the other side like this:

Next, bring up that longer piece on the right in the above picture and make another loop that curls under. This part is a bit tricky–you need to tuck the tail of this loop under the tail on the first loop. I hope that makes sense because I couldn’t really get a good photo to illustrate. I did try though.

Below is a picture of the backside of the bow at this point.

Now bring the tail back up and make your last loop curving the tail up through the center of the bow.

Next smoosh the center of your bow together sort of like an accordian.

Wrap the string tightly around the center to keep your bow from unraveling. Once you are comfortable that the bow is secure, tie a knot in the string and trim any loose ends off.

Trim up the tails on your bow. I like to cut mine into V shapes.

At this point you should heat seal the ends of the tails on your bow. Just run a lighter lightly over the V shape cuts you made to prevent the ribbon from unraveling. It doesn’t take much heat–you will see it happen. Be careful not to burn yourself!

Now glue your lined clip to the back of your bow.

Almost done. Next, glue your scrap piece of 3/8″ ribbon around the front of your bow and over the back side of your alligator clip. Trim up the ends and heat seal the 3/8″ ribbon end. Done! Super cute and easy to make bow!

Boutique Bow Tutorial

**Note**This bow is the 2nd piece in a 6 part series that ends in a stacked bow tutorial. The other pieces in the series are:

Step 1: Lined French Clip

Step 2: Boutique Bow

Step 3: Loopy Surrounder Bow,

Step 4: Layered Spikey Bow

Step 5: Topper Bow

Step 6: Putting it all together Stacked Bow

Thank you for taking a look at our hairbow tutorial, directions and patterns.  They are free for you to use.  Our online tutorials are to help you make cheer bows for cheerleaders and cheerleading.  They are also great for little girls.  Making bows is fun and the possibilities are endless.  Come look at our shop to purchase grosgrain ribbon for your hairbows, or to look at our hair bows that are for sale.

Tutorial: How to Make a Tutu

Tutorial: How to Make a Ribbon Tie Tulle Tutu

We’ve decided as mentioned in our earlier post that we need to teach people a little something about some of the craft products we carry. There are lots of really cute things you can make relatively easily and inexpensively on your own, and we’d love to share some ideas with you.

So, today I want to show you how to make a simple ribbon tie tutu. Learning how to make a tutu is really very easy.  There are other variations on this, you can even use elastic if you have it. I love this idea because you can use any colors you want, just as puffy as you like, and really personalize your own creations.

You will need:

Tutu Making Supplies

6″ X 25 Yd Rolls of Wholesale Tulle(I used 4 rolls–Purple, Lavender, Light Green, and Turquoise–that’s a new color! I didn’t end up using the white pictured.) The amount you need will depend on the size of girl and length of tutu you are making. This was for a 7 year old girl, whose waist was about 24″, and the length is approx. 13”.  You can make just a tutu skirt with a shorter length or a tutu dress with a bit of a longer length.  Just measure against the person you wish to make this for.

Grosgrain Ribbon (I used 7/8″ Solid Purple Grosgrain)

Scissors

Scrap Piece of Cardboard

Directions:

Cut a piece of cardboard about the length that you would like your skirt to be, adding an extra inch for tying and fluff factor.

Wrap your tulle around the cardboard lengthwise. I just used the whole roll, so I’m not really sure how many times. But you can err on the side of caution and just do a few passes of each color at once.

Cut the tulle on one side of the cardboard. This will give you pieces twice the length of your skirt. This is good. Don’t panic. They are supposed to be that long.

Once all of your tulle is cut, you can cut your ribbon.  Use the waist of the girl you are making the tutu for as a measure. Wrap the ribbon around the waist, then add an extra couple of feet so you’ll have what you need plus enough for tying a nice bow at the end.

Measure about about a foot in (or more if you like) to your ribbon and tie a knot. This is to keep the tool from sliding off of your ribbon. This is the start of the waist on your skirt.

7/8" Grosgrain RibbonTake two pieces of tool and fold them in half creating a loop. Put the loop in back of the ribbon as pictured.

How To Tie a TutuNow take the ends of your tulle up over the ribbon and through the loop. Pull tight. The tighter you pull these knots and push them together, the fuller your skirt will be. If you don’t want it too full, pull your knots a bit looser, but tight enough to stay put.

Knotting a TutuContinue to tie knots alternating colors as you wish. I just did a four color alternating pattern, but you can do it however you like.

Tying a TutuWhen you think you have enough tulle tied on your skirt, hold it up to your recipient’s waist and make sure you are done. Then tie another knot in that end of the ribbon to hold the tulle in place.

Now you can just tie a pretty bow in the back, and you are set! Voila, easy peasy inexpensive custom made one of a kind tutu!

I love the colors of this tutu.  I think it turned out so darling, fun and Spring-y! I simply love this fluffy tutu. Making tutus for your boutique would  be much easier than you think.  If you just don’t have time to make tutus, we also carry wholesale tutus that are only $2.50 each!

 

Have fun creating!  Let us know what you think!