Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sleeping Beauty Ribbon Sculpture

So a few Saturdays ago, it was one of my niece's birthdays!
I wanted to create something special for her. SO I found out
her favorite Disney Princess is Aurora AKA Sleeping Beauty.
And I know how much of a hard time her momma has putting 
her hair up and keeping it out of her face.. so I decided to
create some ribbon sculptures, that I thought would help with
that! Now I have made a few ribbon sculptures before (you can see
the previous tutorials Ive done {here}) But I have never attempted
making any actual characters before! I just decided to go for
it, and see how it turned out.. I took pics along the way for 
future reference, and also to share the tutorial with you!

I think I did pretty good for making these for the first time!
Though I do admit these are a little time consuming, and by the end
my hand was cramping a little... but it was totally worth it! :)

I used supplies I already had on hand... 
here is what you will need:

  1. Scissors
  2. Glue Gun/Glue sticks
  3. Needle & Thread
  4. Rhinestone gems
  5. Headband/hair clip
  6. Ribbon in the following Sizes & Colors
  • Thin- Cream
  • Thin- Yellow
  • Thin- Silver or Gold
  • Thin- White 
  • (I only had wide white ribbon.. i just cut it in half!)
  • Wide- Light pink 
  • Wide- Dark Pink

Start out making the body:

Making the skirt of the dress:

Add skirt to body:

Making the top of the dress:

Making the collar of the dress:

Adding the arms:

Now I would like to mentioned that this was my first attempt, and
after doing it, I found it is better to do the "bangs" part of the hair
first... then do the rest! So the hair connects and flows better.

I ended up making 4 sculptures.. just in case I wanted to give
them to anyone else, or sell them. :)
Each are the same.. yet slightly unique.

For my niece, I decided to give her two. One on a alligator clip,
and one on a headband.. so she could choose how she wanted
to wear it in her hair! :)

The headband is just a regular plastic headband, that I wrapped
in the dark pink ribbon to match Princess Aurora!

I love how it turned out!
I know I keep saying that... 
but Im just proud of myself. :)

Here is a shot of the headband in my hair...

And a shot of the clip in my hair.

Cute cute cute!
I almost want to create a few more Disney Princess' just for fun. :)
I think this was the perfect first Princess for me to do, because
she has always been my favorite!
Who is YOUR favorite Disney Princess?

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  1. those turned out really cute, thanks for the tutorial. They look pretty easy to make.

  2. Wow how very creative. Won't you share this at my blog.

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  3. So cute! Thanks for sharing, I'm going to attempt making these for my niece! :)

  4. Wow! This is very good! Thanks for the tutorial (she is my fave princess too). I admire your dedication to the project!

  5. These are super cute, will have to try this with my miss 5. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Very cute! My daughter will have me making these for her ASAP!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

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