Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

October 21, 2015 in DIY


There comes a time in every Woman’s life when you just need a beautiful fantasy skirt.  It might be for yourself, your child, or a friend in need.  There are so many different ways to incorporate a tulle skirt especially around Halloween.  Why go out and buy a skirt when you can make one in a snap?  Truly, this skirt is very easy to make.  I’m not a dress maker or even a crafter, in fact, I don’t have much sewing experience at all.  Good thing too, because to make this skirt you don’t have to sew anything!

This Fantasy skirt can be used for many different costumes.  Think Princess, Mermaid, Witch, or even a Fairy.  Dazzle your friends and family with this beautiful and easy to make fantasy skirt.  You would never guess what was used to make it.

Hint: You can buy all the supplies at your local dollar store!


1. Long piece of tulle, long enough to fit around the waist with room to tie a big bow

2. Shower scrubbies, the type that look like they are made from large netting and scrunched together. The amount needed is subjective to the person’s size and height. (Approximately 20 – 25) Pick any color you desire! Multi colored scrubbies are nice as they add depth to the finished skirt.

3. Roll or two of 6” wide tulle that matches/compliments the colors of the scrubbies. Think glittery tulle as well!

4. Scissors

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt



1. Measure your waist. Add another 10” onto the length and cut a piece of tulle. This will be the waistband.

2. Take the scrubbies and cut the tie that keeps them scrunched together. They will unfold into a very long tube shape of tulle/netting.

3. Using scissors, cut up one side of the tube, opening it into a large flat, long piece. Then, cut the other side of the tulle so that it now becomes two separate long pieces of tulle. Do this to all the scrubbies. If some of the scrubbies have shorter pieces and longer pieces when they unroll, still cut the sides to make two pieces, and then tie those two pieces end to end to make a very long piece of tulle.

4. Take the long piece of waistband tulle and tie it around a sewing form. If you don’t have a sewing form, tie the tulle around a chair back, a large stool, or anything large and round that will allow you to work and attach pieces onto the waistband.

5. To attach the pieces, fold each long piece of tulle in half. Feed the folded end through the bottom of the waistband and fold over. Putting your fingers inside the loop, pull the two straight ends of tulle on the bottom, through the loop, to form a “Cowhitch Loop”. Tighten the loop and move onto the next strand of tulle. Continue this until you have the desired amount of tulle and fluffiness on your skirt. Remember to accent with the other strands of tulle!

6. You may want to cut the bottom of the skirt so it’s all one length, or leave the uneven lengths depending on what your overall costume look is for. Just be sure to not leave them so long that you trip yourself!

Note: The more tulle strands you put on the skirt, the better closure you will have at the back of the skirt. The fluffiness of the tulle will close any gaps that might be apparent at the back from just tying the skirt together. The fluffier, the better!

DIY: Easy Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt

Is this DIY Dollar Store Fantasy Skirt something you think you can handle?

Leave a comment below, I’d love to know!

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  • Reply Kelly Hutchinson October 22, 2015 at 1:41 pm

    This is such a cute idea for Halloween. I would have never thought of using these materials for a skirt!

    • Reply admin October 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

      It is very unique and looks fabulous!

  • Reply Amy Desrosiers October 22, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    This came out awesome and looks like a Cat in the Hat dress! I love the simplicity of the skirt, and the flow!

    • Reply admin October 26, 2015 at 11:44 am

      ooooh! I love it! I can see this as a Cat in the Hat dress for sure!

  • Reply Autumn @Mamachallenge October 22, 2015 at 3:08 am

    That turned out great!! I love how easy it is to make!

  • Reply Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert October 22, 2015 at 1:53 am

    This is such a cute craft! Thanks for sharing the idea!

    • Reply admin October 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

      Thank you! So glad you love it!

  • Reply mommyblogexpert October 22, 2015 at 12:32 am

    Your idea is brilliant. In fact this is an easy enough costume for a girl to make with mom’s help or by herself depending on what’s age appropriate.

    • Reply admin October 22, 2015 at 11:34 am

      This would be a perfect mother/daughter project together!

  • Reply misstywatson October 21, 2015 at 11:44 pm

    What a super cute costume! I bet my daughter would totally love this!

  • Reply meagan October 21, 2015 at 10:56 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks so easy and super cute! And you can get the items from the dollar store? That sounds amazing!

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      Everything you need to make this can be found at your local dollar store 🙂

  • Reply Stacey- Travel Blogger October 21, 2015 at 10:45 pm

    This looks so neat! I can’t believe how easy it seems to be to make. It would be great for a costume idea for Halloween.

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:06 pm

      It’s fun and simple, my kind of thing 🙂

  • Reply Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations October 21, 2015 at 9:41 pm

    This is so pretty and so simple. I can easily do it myself.

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      For sure you could Nancy! Your girls would look adorable!

  • Reply shaunatorres October 21, 2015 at 9:12 pm

    I am not very good at most things like this, but this one looks like it is so super-simple. Such a fun idea. Thanks for sharing

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:05 pm

      Trust me, I’m not very good at most things like this either, but this was so easy. If I can do it, anyone can!

  • Reply Brandy October 21, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    This is adorable and really looks super simple. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:04 pm

      It really is super simple, you’d never know unless you saw for yourself!

  • Reply Heather @ Kraus House Mom October 21, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    It seems every year I make a tutu for my daughter. I never thought to use the shower things, brilliant idea.

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:03 pm

      they grow far too fast 🙂 little girls in tutu’s warm my heart!

  • Reply Kathy October 21, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    That’s a very beautiful skirt! I use to make smaller ones for children. They’re a lot of fun to make and they’re actually very simple. I should start this up again and make more adult ones too. I really love the one you made.

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Thank you Kathy, they are fun to make 🙂

  • Reply Jeanette October 21, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I know a little girl that would love this and I don’t mean as a costume. She loves wearing all sorts of cool looking colors and fabrics!

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      aww, she sounds like a cool little girl! I love this not as a costume too 🙂

  • Reply Pam October 21, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    I love how it turned out! This would be so fun to wear to a costume party!

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      It’s a really fun idea and would be perfect for costume parties!

  • Reply Jennifer October 21, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    That is so cute! I love that so much. The best part (other than the cuteness) is how affordable it is to make it.

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      It’s really affordable Jennifer and easy! The more poof the better 😉

  • Reply Robin Rue (@massholemommy) October 21, 2015 at 2:59 pm

    What a cute costume idea for little girls. I bet my nieces would love this.

    • Reply admin October 21, 2015 at 4:15 pm

      It’s really easy to do, I bet your nieces would love it too!

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