Monday, June 23, 2014

DIY Hula Skirt from Plastic Tablecloth

Well, things haven’t really slowed down here at the little farmhouse, but I’ve found a few spare moments to post a fun craft that kiddo and I worked on this week.

We have had a few thunderstorms and the rain has spoiled our outdoor fun, so we decided to bring the outdoors inside and have a luau! But what’s a luau without a hula grass skirt.

Our local dollar store sells plastic grass skirts but I had a little brainstorm and decided to craft our own.

All you need is a pair of scissors and a cheap, rectangular plastic tablecloth!

I found mine at Wal-Mart for $0.97 in the party section.  I unfolded the tablecloth until it was just two layers.

I cut off about one yard of the tablecloth to use, still folded in half.

I decided to notch out on each side to make thicker, longer “tabs” for me to tie the skirt with. This is an optional step. You can just begin cutting the strips and use a few of those to tie the skirt with.

I then cut narrow strips, starting from the bottom and working my way up to the folded edge, stopping about 2 inches from the fold. For a fuller grass skirt, cut strips along the entire length of the tablecloth and wrap it around the waist.

Tie it around the waist and that’s it! A fun hula grass skirt for kiddo and I to use for our indoor luau!

The color choices are endless for these cheap, plastic tablecloths. And some party supply stores have this plastic tablecloth material on rolls if you needed to make several at one time.  


God Bless y’all!

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