How to Make an Adorable Light-Up Tutu Nightstand

Dress up a plain side table with an easy-to-make, no-sew tulle tutu. Add a built-in light, and it’s the perfect nightstand for a kid’s bedroom!

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

By: Cassidy Garcia

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Create a whimsical, kid-friendly nightstand with tulle and LED lights.

Materials Needed

  • three different colors of tulle
  • elastic
  • hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • scissors
  • Philips Hue LightStrip
  • side table

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Fold and Cut Tulle

Pick three different colors of tulle for this project; we used pink, purple and gray. Lay three yards of each color of tulle flat, then fold them over multiple times to set up for measuring and cutting strips. 

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Set a ruler on top of the folded tulle, then cut a small slit every 2 inches. This will be the start of your strips for the tutu.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Finish cutting the tulle into complete strips at each 2-inch mark.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Set the strips aside, and repeat for the two additional colors of tulle chosen.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Measure Elastic

Gather your nightstand and elastic.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Flip your nightstand onto its top. Stretch the elastic band around the inner ring of the nightstand to determine the amount needed.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cut off any excess elastic.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Tie Tulle to Elastic

Set the nightstand aside, then tape both ends of your elastic to a sturdy surface.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Gather your cut strips of tulle, then begin tying them onto the elastic, alternating colors as you go. Example: pink, purple, gray, repeat.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Continue until you’ve covered the entire elastic band. Clean up the skirt by trimming any long pieces of tulle.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Attach Skirt to Nightstand

Using a hot glue gun, attach one end of the elastic inside the nightstand.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Continue hot gluing the tulle skirt around the inside rim of the nightstand. Finish by attaching the two ends of elastic to each other and hot gluing them inside the nightstand.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Attach LightStrip

Peel off the backing of the LightStrip to attach it to the inside post of the nightstand. Cut off any excess at the scissor markings on the strip.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Attach the LightStrip to the post and hold firmly for 10 seconds.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Plug in the LightStrip to test before turning the nightstand over.

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

Enjoy having the coolest nightstand on the block!

Photo by: Cassidy Garcia Photography

Cassidy Garcia Photography

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