Gold Star Birthday

I’ve been a little (okay a lot) obsessed with gold lately.

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And stars are my favorite always…

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So, for Natalie’s second birthday I stuck to that theme.

I even got some gold star wrapping kraft paper for the occasion (from the Dollar Tree).

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If I could have found star suckers she would totally be munching on one. ;) Gold Birthday (2 of 71)

I made her a tulle skirt kind of like THIS one I made last year. Instead of making it a circle skirt though, I made it a gathered skirt. If you have done that before, then you know that gathering tulle is a headache and a half! But…it’s cute. So… worth it.

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Gathering it makes it puffier and poofier which is lots of fun. Tulle also is a bit “sticky” so it gets tangled up in itself and poofs out even more.

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I didn’t throw a full on birthday party for Natalie, just a dinner with grandparents, but it was fun to make her a birthday outfit anyway. The tutu/tulle skirt ended up being a gift too. ┬áNatalie may only be two, be she already appreciates the value of a good tutu skirt. :)

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I made some star hair clips as well from gold glittered craft foam (Jo-Ann). I free-handed some stars, cut them out, and hot glued them to some clips.

I felt it would be more interesting to vary the size of the stars. I love how it looks asymmetrical.

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Gold cardigan – Walmart (no longer carried there, my apologies)

Leggings – made by me, see HERE, fabric is Tribal Ponte De Roma from Girl Charlee

Tulle Skirt – made by me, all materials are from Jo-Ann, 1/2 yard of gold tulle, 1/2 yard of cream tulle, 1/3 yard tan polyester lining, 1 inch tan elastic for the waistband (similar skirt with links to tutorials HERE)

Shoes – jellies from Old Navy (recent)

Clips – made by me, gold glitter craft foam from Jo-Ann, clips from Sally’s Beauty Supply, hot glued together

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Gold star balloons from The Dollar Tree.

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And one adorable little girl who is now officially TWO!


  1. says

    Delia this is just darling!!! Having just sewn a dress with 11 layers of tulle (yeah that much) I soooo feel sympathy. I always love it in the end but feel like screaming during the process ha! I love how the leggings give it a grown up feel! And also you must have a lifetime supply of those suckers!
    Happy Birthday sweet natalie!

  2. says

    I love, love, love, her outfit! So elegant looking! Happy Birthday Natalie! You’re super cute! I love that the dollar tree catered to your decor needs! That is awesome!

  3. Kristie says

    Would a ruffler foot work to ruffle up the tulle? Just wondering. My girls would love skirts like this, but I am not sure how I feel about doing twice as much gathering.

    • says

      Thank you Kristin! She she wears her tulle skirt from last year a lot (it finally fits…ha) so I knew I had to do another for her birthday.

  4. says

    Oh my, she’s adorable! I’m also loving gold these days (plus I made a leather star clip for Ruby last week too!). Happy 2nd birthday to Natalie, and her outfit is the cutest ever!

  5. susanne says

    Cute Outfit and girl :-)
    Did you try gathering with elastic thread? Works like a charm – even with tulle (have made two tulle skirts last year that way) – i use this method alot when gathering because the result is very even gathers…

  6. says

    Delia! Another darling post… I really don’t know how you do it all. Your posts are always so well thought out and put together! I’ve been loving all your little girl stuffs lately. :) Thank you for the endless inspiration.


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