My four year old daughter performed in her first ballet recital this past June. It was a big event and she was a little nervous, but loved being on stage and her class did a great job dancing. To celebrate, we had a family BBQ celebration with her grandparents and decorated the backyard in ballet pink. I used lots of pink peonies that were in season, pink tissue pom poms and paper lanterns. I made a table skirt of of pink and white tulle to resemble a tutu. The skirt was really easy to make. It took some time, but I did it while watching tv at night and I think it was worth the effort. Instructions on how to make a tulle skirt are below:
Tulle Table Skirt:
What you’ll need:
- Tape measure
- Tulle (Number of rolls depends on the size of your table)
- Elastic to tie around the table
- White tablecloth
- White velcro tape
- Measure the elastic so it can be wrapped around the top edge of the table with 3 extra inches so that you can tie it in the back.
- To make your skirt you will need to measure the hight of your table. Cut your rolls of tulle so that each strip is double the hight of your table.
- To attach the tulle to the elastic, fold one strip in half and then place the loop over and behind the elastic.
- Take the tails of the tulle and pass them through the loop.
- Pull the tulle tightly so that it looks like a tie with the knot in front.
- Attach all the stripes of tulle. The tighter the knots, the fuller the skirt will be and the more tulle strips you will need.
- I used velcro tape strips to secure the skirt at the top edge of the table. I used around 7 pieces of velcro tape. You could also use glue.