Monday, June 23, 2014

Ballerina Tutu Invitation: Free DIY Printable Birthday Invite

When I started planning Grace's 3rd birthday party, I knew that I wanted to do a ballet party. I showed her several ballerina invitations on Pinterest, and she picked out one with a tulle bow that looked like a tutu. I read several tutorials before designing my own invitation and I was pleased with how it turned out.

I will warn you in advance that these invites take a while to make but they were a huge hit with our guests!

Ballerina Tutu Ballet Birthday Party Invitation Free DIY Printable

I designed a leotard shape in Photoshop and added my invitation wording to it. I have included a free printable Photoshop and JPEG below if you are want to recreate the invitations! If you would like me to personalize it for you, please email me at momentsthattake@gmail.com and I can do it for a small fee. These printables are for personal use only. They should not be used for any commercial purposes.

Photoshop file (.psd)
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Ballerina Tutu Party Invitation Free Printable

After printing out my invites, I punched two holes, one on each side at the waistline. I used a roll of tulle I bought at Hobby Lobby to create the tutu skirt.


When I started, I tried to lace the tulle through the holes, but later figured out that it was easier just to punch the holes right on the paper's edge basically just creating a notch to place the tulle in.


I wrapped the tulle around the back of the invitation and placed it in the notches on the side to help hold it in place. To create the tutu, I tied the tulle in a bow on the front of the invitation and fluffed it. This took some trial and error to get the real tutu look.

Ballet Party DIY Free Printable Invitation

Voila, you've created a beautiful tutu!

If you use glitter tulle like I did, be warned that you will find glitter everywhere for weeks!! Also, make sure to get these weighed at your post office before mailing as mine required a few cents of extra postage each. Let me know if you have any questions!

These inviations are perfect for your little ballerina's party!

These printables are for personal use only. They should not be used for any commercial purposes. 

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