Friday, February 27, 2015

DIY Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garland


Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garland: 
With a daughter who danced ballet for year and who has a winter birthday, it seems only natural to us that our snowmen wear tutus. They do!  In fact, one year, we created a birthday party entirely around this idea.  I love a party at home; one that's full of activity and reflects the personality of the birthday kid!


I'll share more about this party later but, today: 

Make Ballerina Balloon Snowman Garlands, with us!  "Roll" with us below for the full post and how-to:

I love to look at ordinary household objects and supplies to see what how we could make them special and this is project like this.  In fact, you don't even have to wait for party. Pick up some white balloons when picking out groceries and make these snowmen, right now. I think they're a perfect way to soften the cold and we hope that you do, too! (But, if you are looking for a winter birthday party. This was such an incredibly fun day!)


Supplies:
White Balloons
Orange Crepe Paper
Double Sided Tape
Black Marker
Scissors
Fabric for tutu: This can be tulle or similar sewing ribbon. If you don't have fabric ribbon, use pink crepe paper.
Ribbon or String for garland
String (kitchen string works) to bind

How to:
- Inflate balloon to about 70% capacity. 
- Tie top. 

- Squeeze at about 1/3 of the way down the balloon and twist this area to create a head.
- Once you've twisted this shape, bind the head area by tying the a piece of string here.

- Repeat this to create the number of snowman you would like and repeat all of these instructions to create each snowman.
- Cut a small piece of crepe paper and twist this into a cone shape to create the carrot nose.
- Place tape at the base of this nose and press into place.
- Draw Eyes.
- Measure tutu ribbon around the balloon.
- Cut to size.
- Cut and press double-sided tape around the snowman.
-Press tutu ribbon onto the balloon.
- Attach Ballerina Balloons to form a garland to ribbon. 
- To attach, tie each balloon at the tie.

This is an example of a garland that we made where we alternated the balloons.

It's party time!

As always, I love to see what you do!  Wishes for happy making!


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MORE ICE PROJECTS: 

20 + Winter Projects ( CLICK HERE)






52 Handmade Willowday Projects  (click here)

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2 comments:

  1. OH my goodness!! I'm dying!! Amazing! Such a cute idea :)
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    1. Oh you put a smile on my face. Thank you!!

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