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These Pom Pom Ballerina Fairies are the sweetest project for any little girl! They make great little bookshelf decorations or ornaments.
I had the chance to head back to Atlanta, Georgia earlier this summer for our second annual Plaid Creators Summit where we learned about all the new products and fun things Plaid was coming out with this year. One of their new products is a fun Bucilla RyaTie™ set of 2 tools which includes both the small & large RyaTie tools. It also comes with a 24 page instruction booklet featuring 6 projects! Do you remember those latch hook projects…this is a fun and modern way to achieve the same look with projects you can customize!
You can find this Rya-Tie set and the pretty yarn I used in this project at select Hobby Lobby stores and you can visit PLAID ONLINE for more information.
Supplies for Pom Pom Ballerina Fairy
- Bucilla Rya-Tie Kit
- Cylinder type Wooden Beads, for the body
- Circle Wooden Beads, for the head
- Craft Paint, I love to use FolkArt
- Felt, cut into the shape of fairy wings
- Paint Brush
- Permanent Marker
- Hot Glue Gun
Directions for Pom Pom Ballerina Fairy:
Being by painting your cylinder shape wooden beads in your desired colors.
You will then use your Rya-Tie tool kit to create the bundles/pom poms you will need for the dress part of your ballerina. I loved used this bundle maker. I was able to make four little bundles at one time! I used the smaller tool for these little girls. When making your bundles make sure you beginning horizontal pieces are at least 10-12 inches long. This will allow you to have plenty of extra for looping through the beads and tying it off at the end.
Once you created your little RyaTie bundle, thread it through the wooden body bead. I put a piece of scotch tape around the ends of my yarn so they would go through the bead a bit easier.
Paint hair on the top of the circle bead. I went all around the bead leaving a small area for a face. I then used a permanent marker to create the eyes. For one of the girls the eyes were closed. The other ballerina fairy I drew on two black eyes and then used the tip of a pencil to dot on a small amount of white paint Either way is super cute!
Once the face is dry you can string the yarn through the head of the ballerina fairy. Once I had all three pieces together- the bundle, body bead, and the head- I actually used a little bit of hot glue to glue them together. Then you can hot glue on a tiny little bow and fairy wings and she is set to go!
Since the pieces are hot glued together you can either cut off the string at the top and place on a bookshelf or you can tie the two strings together and hang it on knob or use it as an ornament.
I love how these little ballerina fairies came together. Such a fun way to use those soft RyaTie bundles and they make great gifts too! Bucilla also has these fun Weaving Looms where you can create these fun wall projects too!
You can also find more project inspiration by following Plaid on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram!
Louise Creasman says
Are there printable instructions? I would love to show how to make these to my friends for
their Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes! Thank you!
Genny Hesser says
Pattern for the wings would be helpful
How big are the finished products?
Katie Wyllie says
Hi there! Depending on the size of your beads they may be smaller or larger but mine were about 4 inches in length from the top of the head to the bottom of the pom pom 🙂
Where can I find the body beads… having a hard time
What size beads are used for the body and head?
Hi Laura! The beads for the head had a circumference of about 3 inches. The body beads were about 1-1/2 to 2 🙂
Amy Latta says
Those are so stinking cute!! I know a bunch of little girls who would love them!