How to Make a Flower Girl Tutu Dress DIY

by | Jul 3, 2014 | Baby, Toddler & Children's Clothing, DIY & Crafts

Good Day fellow crafters,

Today I am super excited to share with you this tutorial, partly because I get to post a ton of pictures of my daughter all dolled up!  This tutorial is similar to the Mardi Gras Dress tutorial I did earlier this year.

I have also decided to put this dress on my Etsy shop so incase you’re not the crafty person you can still have this dress! {Little side note: I haven’t really done much with my shop since it opened last November, but hope to start putting more items that I make here on there}.

DIY Flower Girl Tutu Dress Tutorial

DIY Flower Girl Tutu Dress Tutorial

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  1. 4 cleaned cans
  2. 4 colors of paint (I used acrylic)
  3. Burlap Ribbon
  4. Lace Ribbon (I'm sorry but I can't find a link to this exact one, you should be able to find it at your craft store in the ribbon aisle)
  5. Orange Ribbon
  6. Alphabet Stencils (I used these ones from Martha Stewart, they include the little flower designs that are on my ribbons)
  7. Burlap/Lace Flower pin
  8. Hot glue & HG gun
  1. Measure your cans circumference and cut your ribbons according to that measurement.
  2. Next, paint your cans. I used about two or three coats on each can letting them dry in between coats.
  3. While your cans are in between drying sessions, paint the letters F A L L onto your 4 burlap ribbon strips in black.
  4. Let those dry and paint your second coat onto the cans. While cans are drying again, add your flowers and floral design to your burlap ribbons. Feel free to add pumpkins or whatever shape best suits your style.
  5. Now, after your cans and ribbons are painted to your liking and dried, it's time to add the ribbons to the can. Using your hot glue gun, glue your lace ribbon near the top of the can. I wanted color to show on the top so I left room for that.
  6. Place your orange ribbon on top of the lace and glue over.
  7. For the burlap, you only want to glue the tips to the back. If you notice in my notes, if you glue in the front, the glue will be visible when it's dry and it's not as clean looking.
  8. Once your ribbons are glued on, add your flower pin by hot gluing the heck out of it and sticking it to your F can.
  9. Now fill them with flowers, fall decor, herbs, or just leave them be.
  1. You can hot glue your burlap ribbon to the orange ribbon, however note that the glue will show through even when dried (notice the F can) For a cleaner look follow my directions. 🙂
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1. Measure your flower girl from her upper torso, bottom chest to the floor and add about 1/4-1/2 of an inch…measure & cut all of a medium-thick random lace & your medium-thin elegant ribbon.

2. Multiply the measurement by 2. Now measure & cut all of your white and sparkle tulle that length, as well as one strip of the thick lace {for the flower}. Then set all cut pieces aside.

3. Now for the sewing…measure your flower girl’s chest and subtract  2 – 4 inches for the stretchy material…. cut that length 3 times.

4. Sew the longest sides together making it tall enough to cover her chest. {More pictures on this step here}

5. Now you can either use a thick piece of elastic or more of the stretchy material {folded in half} sew each end to the bottom sides of the chest piece to shape it in a circle. Now thread some {random} lace or ribbon through the sides of the stretchy material forming the shape of a corset. {You can also sew loops to thread your ribbon through for a more elegant look if you’d like}

DIY Flower Girl Tutu Dress Tutorial

6. Ok now for the long part…you might want to put some music on or something, because this does take a while. Grabbing 2-3 folded pieces of the white tulle, pushed the folded end through every bottom row hole making a loop in the tulle, bring your two ends through the loop and pull down. {Again more images here}. Next, loop 1 white sparkle tulle to the right side of every knot from the white tulle.

7. I’d like to mention here that you will be tying these loops on the back elastic/folded stretchy material as well. Just loop as many as it takes to match the fluffiness of the front and sides.

8. Grab your elegant medium-thin ribbon and push one end through every other hole towards the inside of the dress, once all are through hot glue ends to the back of the ribbon.

9. Now grab your random medium-thick lace and do the same but with every 4 holes. 

10. Once everything is looped & tied, you want to get your thinner lace & start sewing it on top of your knots. This keeps it clean and more elegant looking. {This also holds the ribbon, tulle & lace in place!}

11. Yeay, it’s looking so beautiful!! Now lets add your chosen jewelry, you can use hot glue or super glue to get these suckers on. I used a combination of pearls and tiny peach colored diamond studs. {I also made a heart shape out of the pearls to cover up an orange juice stain made by the lovely miss ava}

12. The sleeves are a piece of {wedding} cake,  just sew your white sleeve lace onto your top. Make sure to sew over it a few times to make sure they don’t rip off. {More pictures on this step here, make sure to sew instead of hot glue}.

13. Now gather up random lengths of all your ribbons and lace to create the train. Tie a little bow at one end of the bunch and attach to the corset ribbon/lace end.

14. Last thing to do is to grab your lace for the flower and your flower pin hot glue them together and pin it on your dress where ever you wish! I chose the side, but the middle is cute too! 


DIY Flower Girl Tutu Dress Tutorial

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Written By: Ashleigh Nicole

Written By: Ashleigh Nicole

Ashleigh is a mother & wife who enjoys blogging in hopes to change this world for the better. Wanting to heal others inside-out as well as healing our planet Earth. Her passions include balancing the mind through meditation, knowledge & conscious parenting, the body through plant based eating, alternative medicine, & yoga, and the soul through up cycling, gardening, & sustainability. Keep your life balanced & subscribe to her weekly emails, follow OmLivin’ on instagram, twitter, pinterest or check her out on Google+ for more.

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    Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for sharing…58eveningdress.

  3. Monica

    I LOVE this!! Your daughter is absolutely stunning! Your tutorial sounds super simple, I am going to try and make this for my friend’s wedding hope it turns out as beautiful as yours! Can’t wait to see more tutorials from you!

    • Om Livin'

      Thank you 🙂 she is my little ray of sunshine! I hope your dress turned out just how you wanted it to! I would love to see pictures.

  4. Lara

    Beautiful photos, and beautiful dress! I loved this.

    • Ashleigh Nicole

      Thank you so much! 🙂 It was really fun to make & even more fun watching her in it!



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