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How to Make a High Chair Tutu

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Learn how to make a high chair tutu from tulle, perfect for a first birthday party! You can also learn how to make a DIY first birthday hat for girls to go with this! This post contains affiliate links.


DIY high chari tutu for first birthday parties

A tulle high chair tutu is the perfect way to dress up your Princess’s throne for that first birthday party! I’m sharing this tutorial as part of a series on the different things I made and did for A’s first party (now that it’s been half a year since!!) So you may see some things in the photos – such as the macrame rainbow – that I haven’t shared yet, but will update this space when I do.

The template for the banner on the high chair is available here and you can also read my tutorial for a rainbow cake topper.

I decided to make this on a whim while setting up the party – yes, you can make it on a whim! It’s that easy!

You’ll see that my photos are “staged” with my phone on the half set table, because once I was making it I decided to shoot some photos so that I can share.

This high chair tutu has an empty center portion to accommodate the mini banner we made for the high chair too. You can get the SVG and hand cut file for this here – plus more rainbow party elements. But for whichever party theme you choose, I’m teaching you how to make a ridiculously easy high chair tutu out of tulle ribbon.

To attach the tutu to the high chair, I recommend tying the ends on. Use removable mounting tape in increments.

Do not allow your baby to be unsupervised with this, as with anything that’s over six inches long, it can pose a strangulation hazard. Your baby is likely to try to remove it.

Decorating the high chair for first birthday parties makes for a fun, festive finishing touch. It makes for a more contained setup for photos. And it’s so much easier than you might have imagined it’ll be!

What you need to make a high chair tutu

How to make an adorable high chair tutu for first birthday parties

1. Cut a length of tulle ribbon large enough to fit round the high chair tray, tie it, and a little extra. Err on the side of cutting too much.

Cut a pile of smaller strips double the length you want the tutu to be, plus a couple of inches (mine are 10-12 inches)

2. Lay your long base ribbon horizontally on your work surface. Lay a small strip of tulle folded in half over the horizontal ribbon, to form a loop over it.

3. Bring the two loose ends of the ribbon under the horizontal strip and through the loop. Pull it tight.

4. Repeat with your strips until your tutu is the right size. It doesn’t matter if the short strip is over or under, which direction you work from, as long as you are consistent and work in the same direction for each strip.

You’re done! Just mount it on your high chair and you’re good to go.

Want to make a rainbow party like mine? I created all the templates you need for cake toppers, banners, party favors, and more! They come in PDF, SVG, & PNG formats for Cricut and non-Cricut crafters.

That is all it takes to make a gorgeous, adorable festive, Princess-y high chair tutu from tulle! What’s your favorite first birthday party theme? Comment below!

How to Make a High Chair Tutu

How to Make a High Chair Tutu

Instructions

    1. Cut a length of tulle ribbon large enough to fit round the high chair tray, tie it, and a little extra. Err on the side of cutting too much.

    Cut a pile of smaller strips double the length you want the tutu to be, plus a couple of inches (mine are 10-12 inches)

    2. Lay your long base ribbon horizontally on your work surface. Lay a small strip of tulle folded in half over the horizontal ribbon, to form a loop over it.

    3. Bring the two loose ends of the ribbon under the horizontal strip and through the loop. Pull it tight.

    4. Repeat with your strips until your tutu is the right size. It doesn't matter if the short strip is over or under, which direction you work from, as long as you are consistent and work in the same direction for each strip.

    You're done! Just mount it on your high chair and you're good to go.

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