Stay Organized with this DIY Tutu Bow Holder

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I am on a mission to get organized in this house, but it feels like I am spinning my wheels. I decided to start small so I started with the bathroom since it is a smaller room.  A big part of the mess always seems to end up being all of Maggie’s hair stuff; you know, her bows, barrettes, pony tail holders, headbands.  They are stored in a cute little container that the kids all love to dump out.  I’ve had something in my head to make her for a few years now and it seemed like the perfect time to get it done.  {Plus, I can procrastinate on the actual cleaning part, right?}  I decided to make her a tutu bow holder and I let her pick out the princess design she wanted.  Are you surprised that she chose Elsa?  Since I realized we were just about out of toilet paper and had to run to the store, I figured we could pick up the things we needed to make it her bow holder when we got home.Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

Please tell me my kids aren’t the only ones who do this at Walmart?  The employees in the toilet paper aisle thought they were pretty funny.  Buying toilet paper for our household is a battle.  John is of the ultra strong variety.  I’m more of a fan of the softness.  I think I *may* have found the solution.  Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Bath Tissue is the best of both worlds and will hopefully be the perfect solution for all of us.

Quilted Northern In StoreWhen we got home, I asked the kids to put it away.  This is the help I got.  Seriously, these kids are awesome.  And very helpful……sometimes.Toilet Paper Tower

Now it is time to get started on this tutu bow holder so here is the tutorial so you can make one for your little princess too.  Warning, this is kind of a long process but it’s adorable in the end.

Elsa Tutu Bow Holder

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it. Here is what you need to get started on your own tutu bow holder:

  • Sharp scissors { I had to buy new ones because mine were not sharp at all and cutting fabric isn’t fun with dull ones.}
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks
  • 1/2 yard of fabric
  • 1/2 yard batting
  • 9 x 12 precut felt
  • Tulle – depending on full you want the skirt – I used just under 3 yards of 2 different colors
  • 1 1/2 ” satin ribbon
  • 1/2 ” spool of ribbon
  • .375″ spool of ribbon
  • Sheet of paper
  • Marker
  • Foam board or sturdy cardboard – I use 2 pieces, but you can use just one
  • Box cutter
  • Fray Check
  • Extras:  Buttons, flowers, etc.  We used an Elsa braid as well.

Time to get startedHave you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

To begin your bow holder, trace your pattern onto the sheet of paper.  I folded a sheet of printer paper in half.  I traced half of the shape I wanted onto the paper and cut it out while folded.

 

Trace the bow holder pattern onto the foam board, both pieces.  Using the box cutter, cut them out and hot glue them together.

 

Hot glue the batting onto the cardboard and then cut around the edges of the foam board.  Repeat with a second layer of batting if desired.

 


Cut out the fabric leaving space around the pattern.  I laid it under the foam board and traced around it leaving a few inches extra the entire way around, then I cut it out.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

This next step is a bit tricky.  You need to hot glue the fabric onto the board, but before that, you have to go up the sides and cut tiny slits to prevent creasing on the front of the fabric.  When I say tiny, I kind of mean it.  I made my slits too big and it made it tougher to glue down, so smaller is better in this case.  Glue both sides and then do the inside part of the neck the same way.  Fold the top edges down and hot glue them on.  Then finish by doing the bottom piece of fabric, folding in the corners before glueing them down for a smoother finish.

 

Next comes the skirt.Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

If you bought the tulle on spools, go ahead and decide the length you want and begin cutting into strips.  I bought the tulle on the bolts.  It comes folded in half this way so when you cut, leave it folded and you get two strips for the work of one.  Cut all of tulle into strips.

 

Separate into 5-8 strips {depending on the fullness you want} and tie with the 1/8 inch ribbon.  Repeat until finished.  I had 9 sections when I was done.  Trim the top pieces down by cutting a little above the tie.

 

Go ahead and hot glue these onto the bottom of the bodice.  If you are making a pattern, I suggest starting at the outer edges and working inwards.  I added the center piece as well so I had a good idea of the spacing I would need.  Repeat until you have all sections glued onto the bodice.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

Now gather all of the tulle together and make straight cuts along the bottom for an even finish.  I’m terrible at this part and had a little more luck by trimming it up when I was finished, so go with what works for you.

 

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it. I then added five strips of ribbon down the front, starting with the outside pieces, then the center, and adding in the last two.  In the center of each ribbon, I hot glued it under and then down the back of that strip { I hope the pictures make that more clear than how I wrote it}.  This is for Maggie to hang her headbands on.  At the bottom of each piece I added a colorful button.

 

Finishing Touches

Next I added a piece of ribbon to hang it with by hot gluing one end of the ribbon to each side.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

I added some 1 1/2 inch ribbon around the waist to secure the tulle a little better.  I used three pieces and just layered them onto each other, gluing each piece to the next.  When you cut these strips, you will want to leave a little extra on the edges to glue to the back.  After gluing, go ahead and trim these down if necessary.  To get them to lay flat, you will angle the back pieces down a little.  I added 3 snowflakes to the top of the ribbon.  I love how it looks.  You can leave it with just the ribbon, but I had to add something Elsa – like.

 

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it. I glued on the braid for Elsa onto the back and pulled it around the front, glueing it onto the front a little too.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

Now, using the .375 ribbon, I arranged it around the bodice however you would like.  I hot glued it on the back of each spot where I put it and brought it back around front.  The spools I have aren’t as long as I would have liked so I wouldn’t have enough to cross in the back.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

Now, using a piece of felt, trace around the bodice with a marker and cut.  Then carefully hot glue it onto the bodice to give it a cleaner, finished look.  Start on one side, then the top, then the other side.  Felt is flexible, you can stretch it a little if need be.  Finish with the bottom.


Maggie wanted a cape, so I used 3 strips of tulle, cut at an angle and hot glued it to the back.  You can’t really see the cape in pictures so I may end up finding a darker piece for the cape, but this is what she picked out so this is what we are getting.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

Add your hair things.  Barrettes, bows, pony tail holders {isn’t the braid awesome for that}, headbands.  The ribbons hanging down are perfect for all of the different hair accessories but I like to hook some of them at the top as well.

Have you been wondering how to make a tutu bow holder? This DIY Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Craft Tutorial will keep your hair accessories organized and your little Princess will love it.

Elsa Tutu Bow Holder Complete!

That’s it, your Elsa tutu bow holder is complete.  I hope you love it as much as we do. Now, I think I’ll get back to my bathroom organizing project, but at least our hair stuff is a mess no more.  So far, hair accessories and our Quilted Northern Ultra Soft & Strong® Bath Tissue are done.  Only a few other things and that room is cleaned and organized.  I would love for you to share this tutu bow holder if you love it.

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What is your biggest bathroom mess?  How do you keep organized in the bathroom?

3 Comments

    • I STILL love it. It’s so darn pretty in our bathroom. I think it will get moved to my daughter’s room soon since her bedding is now Elsa and Anna. I’m trying to get my butt in gear and make some to sell but haven’t done it yet.

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