I was inspired by the flowerpots I had done for WHM's teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week, so I tried to make this one look like it had on a tutu.
First, I spray painted a terracotta pot and saucer in Krylon's ballet pink.
Then, I stitched together strips of tulle. I used pink and white and probably had about 12 layers.
I folded them over each other to have wide and narrow layers but I ended up cutting them too short to pleat them around the pot, so the tutu wouldn't stick out the way I originally wanted. I ended up modifying my plan, and hot-gluing the whole thing around the middle of the pot (my original plan was to do it at the top, and not with hot glue, but I ran out of both hands and time). Then I just pulled some layers up and crinkled some of the lower layers. I was happy with how it looked ... and then I created a separate little section to look like a bow, of sorts. I think it came out alright, if not quite as perfect as I'd envisioned.
|Not quite perfect, but not awful, right? Please say right.|
I stuck in a little thank-you note card and a gift card to Target (because who doesn't like a gift card to Target?!) and called it a day.
What do you think?