Ballerina snowflakes!

sameboatDecember 23, 2013

Here is an idea I saw online somewhere. You just slip a cutout of a ballerina through a slit in a paper snowflake. I cut out nine with all different dance poses and hung them in my front window for " Nine Ladies Dancing". They were a hit at our family gathering yesterday. I always do make snowflakes and tape them in the windows. When I saw this a couple of months ago, I just knew I had to make them. It brings the snowflakes to a whole new sophisticated level...and no two are alike! Online I have seen these made with simple cut snowflakes and even those are gorgeous.

Sorry I'm posting from my iPad so I am only able to post one pic at a time.

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sameboat

Here is another pic.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 5:44PM
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sameboat

And another.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 5:45PM
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Purplemoon

WOW....how very pretty those are dancing in the window!
I'm going to share this with some friends. Such a wonderful idea!! Thanks.

hugs, Karen.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 6:09PM
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sameboat

I think the best part is that it was FREE! And...they are easily mailed in an envelope if you want to cheer up someone's day!

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 6:17PM
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oldalgebra

These are wonderful. What a great idea to share with us all.

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 6:24PM
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slinkey

I agree, they are wonderful! Such a clever 'FREE' idea!
I can see these hanging in a little girl's room who enjoys
ballet...or hang them just to enjoy!
Thanks..
jane

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 7:42PM
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phonegirl

These ballerina snowflakes are adorable!
They look amazing hanging in your window.

Punk

    Bookmark   December 23, 2013 at 11:44PM
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jeannespines

Did you just 'draw' your own paper ballerina's or did you download a pattern somewhere ...coloring book, Google or what...these are simply adorable & would be a fun project for family times! TFS, sameboat. Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 12:16AM
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garden2garden

Great idea, I love the way they look in your window.
Nice thought about sending them too. TFS

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 12:22AM
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sameboat

I looked at pics online and drew freehand. I did the first few all different and they were difficult to draw. I simplified my silhouette and then cut a few at a time. You could trace bodies from a coloring book I suppose, and then just draw the arms and legs in different positions if you wanted. I didn't think that quick. I am willing to bet you could find a template online if you google "coloring book ballerina". Now I wish I did that! Some of my ballerinas have legs that are apart as if they're leaping in the air. I found them difficult to slip through the slit in the snowflake. I had to fold them without wrecking them in order for them to fit through. In the end the quickest, easiest and cutest were the simple ones, arms up overhead and toes together.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 12:34AM
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sameboat

Here is an online tutorial and TEMPLATES! They are gorgeous! I may just have to make more!

Here is a link that might be useful: Ballerina Tutus

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 12:51AM
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nana2010_gw

The snowflake ballerinas are delightful.
They look great hanging in your window.
TFS
Merry Christmas
Nana

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 7:40AM
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Rusty

So pretty!
What kind of paper did you use?
Regular copy paper?
I'm thinking something a bit heavier would be better,
So they would hold up for a few years, at least.
I'm not familiar with types of paper used in scrap booking,
Is there something a bit heavier than 'regular' paper?
Card stock would be way too heavy, wouldn't it?

If wings could be added, they'd be "Snow Fairies".

Thanks for sharing!

Rusty

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 10:01AM
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sameboat

I just used cheap copy paper from our printer. I think you could cut the ballerina bodies out of a card stock, but the snowflakes would be too hard. Last year I made one giant snowflake out of a heavy stock paper for my front door and now I wish I kept it because I just can't cut through all that paper again. It killed my hand!

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 1:40PM
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dorothy_oahu

They are beautiful! Thank you for the idea.

    Bookmark   December 24, 2013 at 11:44PM
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jeannespines

Thanks for all the instructions & the 'hints' & the web page link. ;-) Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   December 25, 2013 at 9:46AM
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