I’m simply smitten with this little ballerina ornament! Isn’t she a cutie? Wait until you read what went into making her!
- pipe cleaner
- embroidery floss
- cotton ball
I actually started this ornament by making the arms. All you have to do is wrap a piece of pipe cleaner, about 4 inches, with the embroidery floss. (Psst, prepare to see other projects using this technique!)
Once it was completely covered I wrapped the two ends together, making an oval shape. I tied off the floss and used a tiny dap of fabric glue to hold the knot in place.
Next up I took the clothespin apart, flipped it around, and glued the two pieces of wood together.
I’m not the best at painting and I couldn’t find my tiny brushes (One guess where they were-gotta love kids that steal your art supplies.). Anyway, paint on a face, hair, leotard, and shoes. If you’re feeling adventurous I’d recommend pretty lace-up slippers, um, I wasn’t feeling adventurous.
I attached the arms by folding the pipe cleaner and sticking it in one of the holes between the two clothespin.
I thought I was going to have trouble with that darn tu-tu again but after cleaning up the bathroom it finally hit me, why not just use a cotton ball?
It was easy to shape into a kind of doughnut and actually stuck to the wood of the clothespin so there was no need to add any glue.
It wasn’t exactly as I planned but it was still definitely tree-worthy! So I guess two out three ornaments this week isn’t doing too bad!
Next week not only will I be bringing you three more ornament ideas I’m also going to be sharing a DIY gift idea as part of the 99+Handmade Gifts Week being hosted by 365 Days of Crafts and Always Expect Moore. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!
Speaking of fun holiday projects, did you catch my Winter Wonderland Wreath over at Create.Craft.Love.? Jill is hosting a month long Winter Wreath Workshop you’ll want to be sure to check out!