I started with a plain dress form I found on clearance at Hobby Lobby for $5
Next I covered the entire torso area with white gesso. This is to cover the old color and help the new paint color stick.
When the gesso dried, I painted the piece with acrylic paint.
Then I added glitter paste for a little sparkle. If you don't have glitter paste, you can add glitter to the paint while it's still wet
I cut strips of different colored tulle and tied them around a piece of ribbon to make the skirt.
Tutu has been assembled and tied with the ends of the ribbon. I cut off the tips where I had tied the knot and tucked everything in nice and neat
For a little extra something, I added these beads to the tutu using my hot glue gun.
And here is the finished centerpiece! This will be used for my daughter's ballet themed party this weekend.