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!
I have that same little house....been working on it here and there...So far it is pink with an aqua roof... I have all kinds of little furniture to make for it... I can't wait to finish!
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I just found your blog and LOVE your ideas and crafts. You are awesome.
I would like to know where you got those little wooden dolls. My daughter and neices would love them!
Thank you so much for the sweet comments! :)
Charlotte~you can find the dolls on etsy.com. This seller http://www.etsy.com/shop/ClickityClack
has the most wonderful supply of all things lovely in unfinished wood. I plan to get some of their trees real soon!
Thank you Deanna. They have some very cute things.
I have to ask, where did you buy the unfinished house? This is such a cute idea. My 7 yr old daughter has a broken leg and I'm always looking for crafts to keep her busy.
You can find those little houses at Michael's. It is actually a CD rack shaped like a house.
I have been looking for these dolls forEVER, where on earth did you order them? they are so sweet!
Hi Annie, I got them on etsy.com. If you look a few comments above, I gave a web address to a seller that sells them. :)
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