Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Birthday DIY: Ballerina Wreath

A couple of weeks ago I had a "I need to get things done NOW" moment. In that moment I worked on several little projects for the baby's birthday party. One of the things I wanted to do was a tutu wreath for the front door. I used this tutorial on How to Make Tulle Pom Poms from Homemade Gift Ideas.

I used 12" wreath and it took 4 yards of ribbon to get it fully wrapped.

You start with the pom pom.

Holding it in the center, you fold the edges down.

Until it looks like this. The other side will look like a tulle rosette.

Then, using a hot glue gun, you put glue on the bottom of the tulle rosette and attach to the wreath. Continue this until you get the desired coverage.

In total, I used up 27 tulle pom poms the size of my Apple wireless mouse. The wreath would have obviously required more if I covered more but I only wanted to cover the top part.

This is the wreath with a bow glued on.

I couldn't decide whether I wanted to leave the wreath plain or add something to it. I found this "Ballerina" sticker at Michael's and bought it as something to potentially add to the wreath. I let Alex decide which he liked best and he voted for the addition of the ballerina sticker. So here's the final wreath:

All in all, this project cost me less than $10. The tulle was bought from Linentablecloths on Ebay, the wreath and ribbon were 25% off at Michael's, and the sticker was buy one, get one free at Michael's as well.

1 comment:

breedwoman said...

so cute! can't wait to see more!