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!
Watch How It's Made
DIY Light-Up Tutu Nightstand 01:23
Create a whimsical, kid-friendly nightstand with tulle and LED lights.
- three different colors of tulle
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Philips Hue LightStrip
- side table
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.
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.
Finish cutting the tulle into complete strips at each 2-inch mark.
Set the strips aside, and repeat for the two additional colors of tulle chosen.
Gather your nightstand and elastic.
Flip your nightstand onto its top. Stretch the elastic band around the inner ring of the nightstand to determine the amount needed.
Cut off any excess elastic.
Tie Tulle to Elastic
Set the nightstand aside, then tape both ends of your elastic to a sturdy surface.
Gather your cut strips of tulle, then begin tying them onto the elastic, alternating colors as you go. Example: pink, purple, gray, repeat.
Continue until you’ve covered the entire elastic band. Clean up the skirt by trimming any long pieces of tulle.
Attach Skirt to Nightstand
Using a hot glue gun, attach one end of the elastic inside the nightstand.
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.
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.
Attach the LightStrip to the post and hold firmly for 10 seconds.
Plug in the LightStrip to test before turning the nightstand over.
Enjoy having the coolest nightstand on the block!