Introduction: Napkin Ballerinas

Hey momoluvers, it's Momo and today I'll be showing you how to make this super cute mobile that is perfect for any kind of room decor! I hope y'all have fun making this,
Let me know what you think!

Step 1: Supplies

1. Napkins
2. Berries
3. Salt
4. Hot water
5. 2 bowls
6. Strainer
7. Wire
8. Scissors

Step 2: Making the Dye

Put about 15 berries in the microwave until soft

Mash them with a spoon, adding a pinch of salt and 1/4 cup of hot water

Put the berries through a strainer and push them through with a spoon

Step 3: Coloring the Napkins

Take about 6 napkins and lay them flat outside. If it's windy, hold down the corners with mulch or stones

Flick the dye onto the napkin until you have the desired effect

Repeat with all 6 napkins

Keep them outside until fully dry

**If you don't want your hands to be stained afterwards, I suggest wearing latex gloves. If you don't mind the color (like myself) then don't bother with this step ;)**

Step 4: Body Base

While the napkins are drying, you can make the wire body bases.

Create the body like shown above. This is an easy step, just recreate the picture.

Dip the body into diluted glue or mod podge and begin wrapping

Tear 1" strips out of napkins and tightly wrap them around the body.

Repeat 3 times.

Step 5: Creating the Dresses

Fold the dyed napkin in half to form a triangle, then line up the edge with the adjacent one.

Cut straight across, sizing it to the wire ballerina base.

Curl the napkin around itself to make it fluffier

Cut tiny holes for the head and arms and delicately put the dress over the body.

Use a piece of small string and tie a bow around the ballerina's waist to tighten the dress.

Repeat with the other 2 ballerinas.

Step 6: Hanging It Up

Reform a wire clothes hanger in a large hoop.

Thread fishing line through the ballerina's head and hang it onto the hoop.

String beads into the fishing line and hang it in between the ballerinas if you prefer.

Step 7: Stringing the Mobile

Now just cut two long, equal strands of fishing line and tie it tightly on four corners of the hoop.

Create a small hook with the wire to hang up your mobile

Step 8: 完

And that's it! I hope y'all enjoyed this tutorial and have fun making these super elegant and easy ballerinas. You can hang it as a mobile, or a like dream catcher! Let me know what you thought about this tutorial. If you haven't already, subscribe, become a member of the farm family and give a cow its wings! Love y'all •_£

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craft within reach (author)2015-12-11

These are so fun and they look great!

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Simran Sharma (author)2015-12-08

creative idea

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Anusree Pushpan (author)2015-12-07

This is very pretty and clever too! :)

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