I too have a list of crafty things I'd like to do this year, and I've already managed to cross one off. I found the idea on Pinterest (as everyone does these days), but figured I can do it since it required no actual sewing.
|Yes, that is a small table lamp being my model.|
A scrap tutu is made out of strips of fabric that are tied to a piece of elastic. That's it. I tore the strips, so it was super fast and easy. I decided to add ribbons to the end of the elastic, instead of making it a full circle, so the size can be adjusted as Aria grows. For now, she's too little for it, and is more interested in eating it than anything, but it will be fun for her to play in later. If she's anything like I was, she'll dream of being a ballerina.