DIY Ballerina

DIY Ballerina

DIY Ballerina

DIY Ballerina. Forming the wire may be a bit difficult for little hands but crafty moms will manage for sure.  It’s such a delicate and beautiful piece of craft! You can use different colors of napkin paper to make the ballerinas. They are definitely lovely decorations for girls’ bedrooms. Already looking for supplies?


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Here are the materials and tools you may need:
Flexible wire;
Napkin paper with color of your choices;
Diluted PVA glue;
Thread;
Transparent fishing line;
Pliers;
Scissors;
A fine needle.
Instructions:
Bend the wires into the “skeleton” of the ballerina. To make it easier, you can take two pieces of wire and twist them together to make the head, body and legs. Use another piece of wire and twine it on the upper part of body to make the arms.
DIY Ballerina
Divide the napkin into layers. If the napkin is patterned, use only plain layers. Remember to leave some single-layer napkins for later.
DIY Ballerina
Tear the rest of napkins into 1.5 inch wide strips (don’t use scissors). Now, Dip wire skeleton into the diluted PVA glue and start wrapping the napkin strips around it.
DIY Ballerina
Continue to make more ballerina figures wrapped in napkin paper. Leave to dry completely.
DIY Ballerina
Now comes the part for making the ballerina dresses. Fold the napkin as if you were going to cut out a snowflake.
DIY Ballerina
Take the whole napkins. Choose the right length of the dress for you ballerina and cut the napkin. The hemline should be rounded.
DIY Ballerina
Curl the “dress” in two directions for the best folds.
DIY Ballerina
Repeat the above steps and continue to make more napkin dresses.
DIY Ballerina
Dress each wire ballerina with two layers of napkin dress by making small holes for the head and arms.
DIY Ballerina
Take a thread and wind it around the waist of the ballerina.
DIY Ballerina
365Tickets San DiegoYou can bend the arms or legs of the wire ballerina into different positions you like. As shown in the photo below, you can lift up the arms and one leg to make an elegant pose.

DIY Ballerina
You may try other colors of napkin paper to make them. Happy crafting!