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How to Make a Ballerina Tulle Crib Skirt

How to Make a Crib Skirt Out of Tulle

When decorating my soon-to-be daughter’s nursery (see nursery here). I wanted to add a feminine touch to the otherwise somewhat-gender-neutral space. Thus, I decided to add a Ballerina skirt made out of tulle.

It was much easier and went faster than I thought.

All you need is tulle and scissors.

You will need 1/2 yard of tulle for every crib bar (depending on the crib). If the crib bars are far apart you may want to run a ribbon or rope around and tie the tulle to that. Our crib (Graco Lauren) only needed 2 layers of tulle per bar.

We bought 14 yards x 54 inches of coral tulle and 14 yards x 54 inches of turquoise tulle. My mom and I folded it so we could easily cut it into 14ths (without having to make 14 different cuts). Here is a great deal on a bolt of 54 inches x 40 yards of tulle.

Then we cut each piece/yard in half. We ended up with 28 strips of coral and turquoise (56 in total) of tulle. How to Make a Crib Skirt Out of Tulle

We took the tulle strips and simply double knotted them on each bar. We adjusted/raised up the tulle to the level we wanted to have it at and it stayed because we tied the knots securely.

How to Make a Crib Skirt Out of Tulle

Then we tied the other color right underneath to add a bit of contrast and fullness.

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We used tulle to make the crib canopy as well (see tutorial here).

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Here is a side view of what is looks like with the rest of the nursery.

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It was very easy, quick, and inexpensive!

Anita

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2 Responses to How to Make a Ballerina Tulle Crib Skirt

  1. Dinah Ackerson says:

    I am serious! Hope your daughter won’t be able to pull the pink tulle down, wrap it around her neck and strangle herself. Babies are surprisingly strong.

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