Tuesday, May 22, 2012

{Tutorial} Tutu and Pointe Shoes Wreath

I'm breaking up the birthday party into a few posts to make it a little more user friendly. Check out the whole party HERE.

Wreath Tutorials:
For the longest time, I've had all of my pointe shoes sitting in a pile in my hope chest. I've always wanted to decorate with them some how. So I decided to incorporate them into the decor. I used two pairs of my shoes to drape over the wreaths that I made. I think these wreaths will look really cute in my girls bedroom!

The first wreath was quite simple. Just spray paint a twig wreath, then add sprigs of silver!

 The tutu wreath was easy too. Here's how I did it:

I covered a straw wreath in pink ribbon.
Then I cut strips of tulle, about 16 inches long. They were from a spool, so I didn't need to measure the width. I tied them into a double knot around the wreath. I did 10 pink pieces, then 5 white pieces all the way around.
Ta-Da! I LOVE how it resembles a tutu. Then I wrapped my old point shoes around the top.
Linked up to some of these great parties! See my huge list of link parties HERE!

9 comments:

  1. This absolutely beautiful! I still have my first pair of pointe shoes & their waiting for a "someday girl" to come along. Thanks for the sweet tutorial. Very creative!

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Beautiful!

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  3. Ah this is lovely! I still have my pointe shoes in my cupboard. Think I'll have to come up with some way to display them.

    Definite inspiration in this post.

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  4. Oh my! These are fabulous! You take great pictures of your work, too! Very fun!

    We would LOVE for you to stop over and link up this awesome idea in our Crafty Saturday Showcase. The Showcase runs Saturday through Thursday. Then our Designers will pick their top linked up picks and feature them on Friday! Stop over and join in the fun! We have a linky for crafty bloggers and ETSY/Business Bloggers, too!

    Have a super weekend,

    Susie
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2012/05/26/saturday-showcase-craft-projects-3/

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  5. Hey Rachel! I love this! It's so fun! I featured you on my blog today! http://missloviecreations.blogspot.com/2012/05/my-favorite-things-thursday-on-saturday.html I'd love it if you stopped by and grabbed a button. Have a wonderful weekend!!

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  6. OMG! How cute is this. I would love if you linked it up to my new link party.

    http://www.kampenlane.com/p/link-partys.html

    ~Taylor-Ann

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  7. Thank you so much for linking up in our Saturday Showcase this past week! We were thrilled to have you and hope that you stop back in on Saturday and link up more crafty ideas!

    Have a super weekend!
    Susie at Bowdabra
    http://bowdabrablog.com/

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  8. So Cute!! I wanted to be a ballerina SO bad when I was little!

    I would love it if you would link this up at Well Crafted Wednesdays! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/05/well-crafted-wednesdays-link-party-6.html

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♥Rach H