Bumble Bee Tutu

October 21, 2012 by Jenny Melrose

Last Updated on

I have no issues openly admitting that I am not the least bit able to sew.  I can barely thread a needle and the buttons I sew back on last about a week.  I decided though that I wanted to create Riley’s Halloween costume this year.  This is Riley’s 3rd Halloween.  I spent at least 40 dollars on her costumes for the past two years.  Riley was 10 months and walking for her first Halloween and she was the cutest little monkey ever.  Last year, she was a kitty cat, which ended up being perfect because the outfit was so warm and she wore her Uggs because of the snow on the ground.  Yep, snow.  Hopefully this year there won’t be any white stuff.  Luckily, her outfit will go over the top of warm clothes so we should be good either way. For Riley’s 2nd birthday I made a No Sew Highchair Tutu so I knew a tutu was the way to go with this costume.

I used gold and black tulle for the tutu, which has tiny sparkles in it.  I love the way it looks, but it leaves an absolute mess behind.  I keep telling Joe it’s like her pollen that she’s leaving behind.  He’s not quite buying it so the tutu is banished to the laundry closet until Halloween.  I hot glued sunflowers onto the outside of the tutu similar to how I did my Infant Tutu for my niece.  There is a step by step tutorial on how to create a no sew tutu with the Infant Tutu.  The wings were an 8 dollar find from Target in the Adult Costume section.  They work perfectly over the top of Riley’s fleece.  I can’t wait to see everything on her.  Here’s hoping that she doesn’t throw a tantrum to put it on.  I’m pretty sure the candy that she’ll get trick or treating is a good enough incentive.

I still need to put together the bows for her pigtails, but other than that her costume is all set!  I can’t wait to hear her say, “Trick or Treat?”  again this year!



  • Bonny

    This costume looks adorable. I hope you’ll post pictures of her in it on Halloween. I love watching little ones trick or treat. It will be my daughters third Halloween this year, and I can’t wait to take her. They are just too fun at this age.

  • Holly

    Oh wow that is so cute! I want an adult sized one! 😛
    Dropping by from the Live Laugh Rowe blog hop. 🙂

  • Tabby

    I love no-sew tutus… Munch was a bee 2 halloweens ago. I wish it was so cold so the cute bumble bee flats I see all online could be worn. Riley is going to make the CUTEST bee this year 🙂

    • Jenny Melrose

      Thanks so much Tabby. Hopefully she won’t give me a hard time getting into it.

  • TheGirls@WhimsicallyHomemade

    Sooo cute! She’s gonna look so adorable. I hope you’ll stop by Whimsically Homemade and link up at our Mixer Monday Link party. Hope to see you there! http://whimsicallyhomemade.blogspot.com/2012/10/mixer-monday-link-up-6.html

  • T'onna @Navy Wifey Peters Aboard the USS Crafty

    I absolutely LOVE this!!! The tutu is awesome, and those bee wings are cute, too. I’d love for you to share this tutu and any other crafts at my new linky party, Submarine Sunday. I hope you’ll stop by!


  • Michele

    That is an ADORABLE costume! Love the tutus for girls cause they wear them so much for play and look so cute every time. Nice job! You’ve got my creative juices flowing!!

  • Mel

    Gorgeous, I have a thing for bumble bees. My 14 year old was dressed as a bumblebee in his baby photos and it’s my favorite picture of him 🙂

  • Kimberly

    She is going to look adorable as a bee. 🙂

  • Jen @ Cuddles and Chaos

    SO cute! I was considering a bee for my little one before we went with a ghost. I’m a huge fan of the no-sew tutu. I’m not the best at sewing either, I have to get my sister to teach me better techniques!

  • Nancy at maddalee

    Hi Jenny, adorable little bumblebee and also your little girl! I am a new google follower, thank you for sharing. I think you might like some of the fun on Maddalee, why don’t you visit if you have a chance?

    Have a good day, Nancy

  • Nat

    This is SO darling! What a cute idea! Stopping over from TT & J 🙂

  • Heather

    Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance, I have a question about your blog! LifesABanquet1(at)gmail.com

  • StylesILove

    The pillow has ultra deluxe comfort and has great memory foam and thus transmits to the body.

    Here you will find all abouut Bed Reaing Pillow tips and secrets.
    Use shells for enhancing your beach themed bedroom.

  • Trackbacks

  • Trackback from Pine Cone Turkey Thanksgiving Craft | The NY Melrose Family
    Sunday, 25 August, 2013

    […] either side of the turkey, they were put together using the sunflower hair clips from Riley’s Bumble Bee Tutu Halloween costume.  I love a good […]

  • Trackback from Happy Halloween | The NY Melrose Family
    Sunday, 25 August, 2013

    […] made Riley’s Bumble Bee Tutu using my Infant Tutu Tutorial.  My biggest mistake was using tulle with glitter, which ended up […]

  • Trackback from Easy Witch Hat Clip | The NY Melrose Family
    Friday, 18 October, 2013

    […] than a week out.  Eek!  It’s so much easier when I can just decide.   Last year’s Bumble Bee Costume was a definite favorite of mine.  Since Riley can’t decide I went to work on an accessory […]

  • Trackback from Reese’s Pieces Mini Bundt Cakes | The NY Melrose Family
    Monday, 21 October, 2013

    […] mean that it is not a crazy, busy time of year though.  From creating costumesm like Riley’s Bumble Bee, to class gift ideas, like our Pumpkin Fruit Cups, we are moving and grooving.  Fortunately, […]

Leave a Comment

Your email is never shared.
Required fields are marked *

The Melrose Family