How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina

It's amazing to use tissues to make dancing figuresWhether you dreamed about being a ballerina as a child, are a mom of a girl who’s into ballet or simply like delicate, handmade decorations, you’ll like this adorable Paper Ballerinas project. It’s a great idea for moms and daughters that can make a lovely decoration for girls’ bedrooms. This cute idea comes from Stariy Chemodan’s blog, but since the original post

is in Russian, we’ve decided to present the whole tutorial with our description of steps.

Supplies you need:

  • Wire (flexible, good to keep the shape)
  • Multilayer napkins;
  • Starch paste (can be diluted PVA glue);
  • Thread;
  • Transparent fishing line;
  • Pliers;
  • A pair of scissors;
  • A fine needle.

Tutorials:

How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina01. bend the wire into a “skeleton” of the figurine. How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina1

2. Divide the napkin into layers. If the napkin is patterned, use only plain layers. Remember to leave some single-layer napkins for later.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina2

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3. Tear the rest of napkins into 1.5 inch wide strips (don’t use scissors). Now, take your wire outline and wrap it with paper strips, then cover it with the diluted starch or glue. You can also dip it into the solution

How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina32. Divide the napkin into layers. If the napkin is patterned, use only plain layers. Remember to leave some single-layer napkins for later.

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4. Fold the napkin as if you were going to cut out a snowflake.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina6

5. take the whole napkins. Choose the right length of the dress for you ballerina and cut the napkin. The hemline should be rounded.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina7

6. Curl the “dress” in two directions for the best folds.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina8

7. Prepare at least two layers of dress for one ballerina.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina9

8. Make a little hole at the top of a dress and put it on a figurine.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina10B

9. Take a thread and wind it around the waist of the ballerina.How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina11How to DIY Tissue Paper Ballerina12

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