Karen here and now is the perfect time to start planting and growing your own food. Urban gardens are becoming very popular where I live and people are building their own raised garden beds to grow their own vegetables and fruit. I thought it would be fun to make a raised vegetable garden for your dolls using items you may already have at home in your own craft boxes.
To build a Raised Vegetable Garden for your dolls you will need:
-One Pop Tart ot Tea Box (empty)
-Leaves from artificial flowers
-1 tooth pick
-1 small piece of paper
-1 piece of brown felt or fun foam
-1 glue gun
-2 glue sticks
Step 1- Gather all your supplies and plug in your glue gun.
Step 2- Make sure the end of your pop tart box is sealed shut, you can use glue for this.
Step 3- Start at one end of your box and add a line of glue, then press in to place a Popsicle stick.
Step 4- Continue all the way around your box.
Step 5- Trace the outside of your pop tart box ( I used a second box) with a pen and cut out your "dirt" for the planter.
Step 6- Lay it in place inside your planter box.
Step 7- Use a small piece of paper to make a garden marker. My sign says Lettuce and I drew a small lettuce plant. Glue the paper to the tooth pick and then glue the tooth pick to the inside of the planter where ever you wish.
Step 8- Start removing the leaves from your artificial flowers and then bunch them together using a bit of glue as you go and then glue them to the felt in your planter box. You can use all the same leaves or you can use a verity which I had on hand in my craft box. Fill the planter as much or as little as you like.
Step 1- Assemble all your supplies. Cut out your shape and pattern from your felt.
Step 2- Cut out a piece of Phoomph that is a similar size to your felt shape.
Step 3- Cut out a second piece of felt that is the same size as your Phoomph.
Step 4- Peel back one side of the Phoomph paper exposing the sticky side and place 1 cut out shape of your felt on top with the pattern side up.
Step 5- Trim around your shape as shown in the photo above.
Step 6-Cut a the other piece of felt the same shape as the Phoomph covered piece and place it aside.
Step 7- Decide where you want to position your shape and peel the backing off the other side of your phoomph and stick it in to place.
Step 8- Use the other piece of felt you cut and stick it to the other side pattern side out on the opposite side of your hairband. This covers any sticky parts. Press down along the seems and place in your dolls hair.
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday craft! I look forward to sharing more ideas with you again soon!~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
Karen here and it is Make It Monday! Today I wanted to share an easy way to make a kite for your dolls using Duck Tape Brand Duck Tape, Yarn and Coffee Stir Sticks.
You will need to make your own:
-4 stir sticks
-A roll of Duck Tape
Step 1- Assemble all your supplies. You will need to find the center of each of your stir sticks. Bend in 2 in half until till they snap as and make the shape of the V as shown in the photo above.
Step 2- Unroll and lay out your Duck Tape from the roll, Make sure your
then lay your two V shapes with ends touching each other on top and centered in your tape;
then place one long stir stick in the center, snap of the end if it is too long and another in half to be the cross piece.
Step 3- Wrap your Duck Tape over your stir sticks as shown in the photo above until your wood is all covered.
Step 4- Unroll a piece of Duck Tape from your roll and tri fold it as show in the photo above left then bend it on each end to create a loop for your dolls hand to fit through so she can hold the kite. Tape it into place on the back side of the kite.
Step 5- Use some yarn and create a kite streamer tail. I made a small tassel and taped it into place at one end of the kite.
Step 6- With the remaining half of the stir stick wrap and knot a piece of yarn to one end and cover it with more tape, This will help your doll hold the kite string. Cut the yarn about 18 inch long. Loop tie the other end to the handled on the underside of the kite you made earlier and your kite is ready to use!
I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to make and take your doll play outside this Spring.
Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three