Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Holly's Ballet Themed 3rd Birthday- Part Two (DIY Ballerina Wreath)


After sending out our ballet invitations, I started to shop around for decorations for Holly's third birthday party. It turns out that ballet themed decorations are hard to come by.

So, I decided to keep everything in the pink and white colour theme, and do a few simple DIY projects including this cute (and super easy to make) tissue paper ballerina wreath!

All I needed to make this wreath was:
1. Cardboard
2. Tissue paper
3. Scissors
3. Tape
4. A marker or pencil
5. Pink and white construction paper
6. Ribbon

...and this is how I did it:


I took a piece of cardboard and cut it into a wreath template. I then divided it into roughly equal sections so that I would know where to alternate my tissue paper colours.


Next, I used this technique (similar to what I did for the invitations) in a mini version to make several pink and white pom-poms. 


I taped them to the wreath (two in each divided section) and then fluffed them up really well to hide the tape. I switched to the opposite colour and repeated in the next section. I kept doing this until the wreath was full.


I poked a hole through the cardboard underneath the tissue paper and pulled a ribbon through. Finally, I curled the ribbon and hung it on my door.

...but it just didn't look "ballerina-y" enough.

So, I added some slippers.


I printed out a picture of some ballet shoes, and traced them onto cardboard. I cut out the cardboard tracing, and traced again onto pink construction paper. I then tried to create the inside of the shoe out of white construction paper.


I attached the construction paper cut-outs with tape, and used a pencil to make four small holes in the shoes. Finally, I strung pink ribbon through the shoes in a criss-cross pattern to resemble real ballet shoes. I made sure to leave enough ribbon hanging to attach them to the wreath.


I attached the shoes through another hole under the tissue paper, and was all finished!


It finally screamed "ballerina"!


...and I made sure to curl the ribbon well.


So easy!
xoxo



2 comments:

  1. OMG sooo cute. My daughter is having her recital this weekend this will be so cute to put on her door for when she wakes up :) Thanks for the great idea.

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    1. No problem! I'm so glad you like it! I hope she has an awesome recital. xo

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