Custom (sort-of) Grass Skirt

September 3, 2011 at 8:25 PM 5 comments

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The newest creation, or modification, was for my daughter’s 9th birthday party.

I have to be honest – I thought it was an incredibly simple idea, but the mommy’s insisted I share.  

She really wanted a Hawaiian Luau theme because of the grass skirts. (???)  At her age, I was racking my brain trying to figure out how exactly to do grass skirts. They are available, pre-made, as one-size fits all in either child or adult.  Which child, and which adult?  Some of her girlfriends are tall, some shorter than she, and some are thinner, some thicker…there was no way a “one size fits all” pre-made grass skirt was going to fit. So…I decided to use a pre-made table apron (the kind you staple to the edge of the table as a decoration ) to “make” custom grass skirts.

Tropical Grass Table APron

Table Apron, turned Grass Skirt

As the girls entered, we measured around each of their waists (one at a time) beginning with the end of the apron (skip the measuring tape), cutwith a little extra room for overlap, stuck pre-glued hook & loop tape near the raw edges, and wa-la!  

Hook & Loop Tape

Pre-glued Hook & Loop Tape

If the skirt was too long, we simply cut off the excess length.

Grass Skirt Fastener

Grass Skirt Fastening

Grass skirts made to fit!    Simple, custom, economical, and oh-so-fun!

Hula Skirt

Custom Hula Skirt

This cute tut has also been shared on Tuesday Talent Show at Chef in Training

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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Nikki  |  September 6, 2011 at 2:57 PM

    This is so cute! Great job! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

    Reply
  • 2. Camille  |  September 9, 2011 at 9:23 AM

    This is so smart!!! I love the idea of using a table apron and velcro!! And yes, those one-size-fits-all rarely fit . . . ha ha! 🙂 Thank you so much for linking up to Strut Your Stuff Saturday! We would love to have you come link up again tomorrow!
    Camille @
    SixSistersStuff.blogspot.com

    Reply
  • 3. Camille  |  September 9, 2011 at 9:24 AM

    PS I love the name of your blog! 🙂

    Reply
  • 5. Nikki  |  September 13, 2011 at 2:55 AM

    Love this! Thanks so much for linking up to Tuesday Talent Show! I would love to have you stop by and link up again with more great projects!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

    Reply

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