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Tutus Two Ways


Put together a sponge tutu costume in a snap with this easy how-to from TV crafter Hosanna Houser, developed for our Dollar-Store Costume Challenge. If you have a bit more time, try the curled-ribbon variation.


  • Large cylinder vase or canister
  • Elastic headband
  • Colorful mesh body sponges
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Stretch elastic headband over a large cylinder vase or canister, which will act as the "dress form."

  2. Step 2

    Pull a mesh sponge apart; cut into strips.

  3. Step 3

    Fold a strip in half, making a loop. Place loop over waistband; thread ends through loop and pull through.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat with more strips until tutu is full.

Reviews (1)

  • rahonda 17 Oct, 2011

    My teenagers are crazy about this! The girls are making these in there High School Football team colors and wearing them to the game.