Sunday, October 4, 2009

Fluffy Chick Tutorial

I know Halloween is in our midst but I wanted to get this tutorial out in case any of you happened to be waiting for it. I think this would really be a great project for Easter but here is the tutorial on my fluffy tulle chicks that I created for my friend Lisa's baby shower.
For the small chickies; take about a yard of yellow, gold, white or whatever desired color of tulle and lay it out as it would have come off of the spool. Roll it up and cut about 1 1/2 in. wide pieces off.


Gather 7-8 pieces (more if you want more fluff) in the middle to start the body of the chick.
Cut in center, combine halves, and fold again.
Fold and cut until approximate desired length of body is desired.
It doesn't have to be perfectly even. Gently pull out a strand of tulle and knot it around the center of the bunch.

Repeat steps above to make a second ball of tull for the head.
I like to trim and shape the head a little bit before I tie it to the body. Be sure to leave the ties long so you can combine the balls of tulle.


Tie the "head" piece to the "body" piece and knot a couple times. Make sure it is tight but be careful not to break the tulle. If you do, no biggie, grab another strand of tulle and tie over it.



Fluff and spread the tulle to cover the ties. Then hold over a trash can and trim to desired shape (this is the fun part). You can shape wings and a tail or just make it all nice and even.
Next, the face. Simply cut open small googly eyes and use glue dots to adhere to the tulle. Trim a small triangle out of yellow felt to become the beak.
I also used yellow felt for the feet. Trim about a 5 in. long, 1/2 in. wide rectangle. Fold in half and cut out feet. Unfold, then bend at the center to make them form a 'V'. Use glue dot to hold in place and adhere under the chick.
They are all unique and just make me smile when I look at them.

You can make all different shapes and sizes. There is really no "set in stone" way. On the yellow chickie in the middle I tied 3 balls of tulle together. The bigger chicks take more tulle to be fluffy but just play with it and see how much you need to get the desired look you want.

13 comments:

tatesal said...

Ohhh very good!!!

Miss Rowley said...

wow you are so creative...i love the step by step...thank you for posting this...keep up the great work that you have been doing. i so enjoyed your blog. stopping by from SITS>...

pk said...

Those are so funny! Very cute idea. Have a great week...
pk @ room remix

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

Those are sooo adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing (I love your blog!)

Valencia said...

Those are just so adorable!! I can't wait til Easter/Spring to make some...

Jeppson Clan said...

So cute! I am making these for sure!

Stacey said...

Thank you so much for posting this tutorial. I instantly fell in love with the fluffy birds the first time I saw them on your blog. Hugs!

The Spradlings said...

You amaze me sista mine!! Love the chicks! Will be making these with the girls soon!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, those are super cute! I bet the shower was darling! I'm going to save this for Easter, it's perfect!

Lynette said...

Those are so cute, love it!

Tif said...

Oh, I will be making these for Easter for sure!!

Stacey said...

ooo so cute! my daughter will love to help me make these. Thanks so much for sharing!

minik said...

very good :)