For Christmas I wanted to make Kalla some wooden dolls. Specifically 12 Dancing Princess...one of her favorite stories. I had a whole playset planned. Well in the time crunch I only got 10 dolls done (that's all I had and had to order more) and a storing box.
I got the blank dolls on etsy and the wooden lunch box from Hobby Lobby. The box I used acrylic paints on and mod podge for the printed papers. Then a sparkly 'k' sticker. Once all done and dry (this of course was all done in layers) I covered the handles with plastic and sprayed the whole outside with clear acrylic spray.
About the dolls. I used acrylic paint on them. I first painted their bodies/dresses and let dry.
I also made little tulle 'dancing dresses' for mine (well most of them). For these simple ones I simply cut a rectangle double the length of the body of the doll and about an inch longer than the diameter of the bottom of the doll. I scalloped the edge by folding the tulle in half and accordion folded it and held firm while I cut a small curve along bottom. Then I took ribbon and pulled it through the top up by the fold and tied it on the doll. I also experimented a tiny bit with accessories and made a simple necklace with small beads and elastic string.
I have a blank one of these houses in my craft room that I will get out one day for Kalla and I to decorate and maybe it can be her princesses new house. :) Or maybe we'll get more and make a whole princess neighborhood! ;) Sounds like a great rainy day (or snow, super FREEZING COLD weekend!!) project to me! Though I just received our doll clothes patterns in the mail and I promised we'd sew some jammies for her new AG doll this weekend. Always the project list going!