Make a Ballerina Christmas Ornament

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Make a Ballerina Christmas Ornament where elegance and holiday spirit dance hand in hand! These delicate and graceful Christmas ornaments capture the essence of the season, adding a touch of ballet-inspired beauty to your festive decorations.

So, if you’re a lover of all things ballet, the Nutcracker or simply looking for a charming addition to your Christmas tree, crafting your own Ballerina Christmas Ornament is the perfect DIY project. With a sprinkle of creativity, you can create stunning ballerina ornaments that twirl with joy and bring a fanciful flair to your holiday décor. Get ready as we explore magnificent ballerina nutcracker decoration ideas and craft DIY Christmas crafts that are both charming and elegant.

diy ballerina ornaments

Can you personalize these Ballerina Ornaments?

Absolutely! Personalizing Ballerina Ornaments adds an extra special touch to these already charming decorations. There are various ways you can personalize them to make them truly unique. Consider adding the recipient’s name or initials to the ornament using glitter, paint, or small adhesive letters. You can also incorporate their favorite colors or design elements, such as adding a tiny tiara or ballet slippers in their preferred shade. Another option is to attach small charms or trinkets that hold sentimental value, such as a miniature ballet shoe or a tiny musical note. Let your creativity soar and customize these Ballerina Ornaments to create heartfelt gifts or personalized keepsakes that will be cherished for years to come.

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 How to make ballerina Christmas Ornaments?

Using simple supplies from the Dollar Store, create these quick and easy Ballerina Ornaments in just about 30 minutes.

supplies needed to make a homemade ballerina ornament


Instructions to make Ballerina ornaments:

supplies needed to make a homemade ballerina ornament


Gather all supplies. Remove the metal spring from the wooden clothespins. For each Ballerina, line up one full clothespin on your work surface, to create a body shape. Attach the wooden clothespin pieces together with a glue gun and glue sticks, using the photo as a template.

TIP: You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.

painting the clothespins to make a Christmas ornament


Paint the front and all sides of the clothespin Ballerinas with flesh-tone acrylic craft paint colors of choice. Set aside to dry and apply a second coat, if necessary.

painting the clothespins to make a Christmas ornament


Paint a leotard on the Ballerinas with bright red and Kelly green acrylic craft paint, covering the front, sides, and back. Paint on hair with yellow and dark brown acrylic craft paint, covering the front, sides, and back. Add polka dot cheeks by dipping the end of the paintbrush into pink acrylic craft paint. Add eyes, a mouth, toe shoes, and crisscross laces with a black permanent marker. Set aside to dry. 

Christmas ballerina ornaments


Slide a pearl bead onto the red and green tinsel chenille stems. Bend into an oval and secure closed by twisting the stem onto itself.

ballerina Christmas ornaments

Attach the Ballerinas’ arms onto the back of the clothespin using a glue gun and glue sticks. Make sure that the pearl bead is at the top.

using circle template


Place the circle template onto three layers of white quilt batting and trace the outline of the 2 ¼” circle with a marker. 

cutting button using circle templates

Carefully cut out circles, cutting inside the traced lines for a clean, finished project.

homemade hallmark ballerina ornaments


Fold three circles of quilt batting in half and cut a small slit in the center with scissors. 

homemade hallmark ballerina ornaments
Ballet ornaments

To finish, insert the Ballerinas into their quilt batting tutus. Since the wooden clothespins are rough, there is no need for glue.

Create Clothespin Ballerinas for a Christmas place card, gift tag, or garland. The perfect size for a tiered tray decoration. Use the Ballerinas’ arms as the ornament hanger.

What type of paint do you use to make homemade DIY Christmas ballerina ornaments?

For homemade DIY ornaments, you can use various types of paint depending on the material you’re working with. For most common materials such as glass, ceramic, or plastic ornaments, acrylic paint is a popular choice. Acrylic paint is versatile, widely available, and adheres well to these surfaces.

It also comes in a wide range of colors and finishes, allowing for creative customization. However, if you’re working with porous materials like unfinished wood or fabric, you may want to consider using fabric paint or specialized wood paints, respectively. These paints are designed to provide better adhesion and durability on specific surfaces.

DIY Clothespins Ornaments

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Ballerina Christmas Ornament is a creative way to infuse the holiday season with elegance and charm. These ornaments bring the beauty of ballet and the joy of Christmas together. Making DIY Ballerina Ornaments allows you to express your creativity and create heartfelt gifts.

So, gather your crafting supplies, let your imagination take flight, and craft these graceful ornaments that will twirl their way into the hearts of all who behold them. Happy crafting and may your holiday season be filled with beauty and wonder!

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