Karen here and I just picked up a really fun tool and kit to add gem crystals to my dolls clothing! This heat seat tool and gem crystals are a fun way to decorate your dolls clothing and give them a new look!
Step 1- If you are using a Rhinestone Setter with a cord, choose the right tip, screw it into place and then plug it in and turn it on to heat up.
Step 2- Lay out your doll outfit you wish to add the gems too, place a piece of cardboard between the fabric.
Step 3- Place your crystals where you would like them to be, I used a rainbow of colors around the collar of the neck line on the tank top, along the bottom of each short hem and to define where I think pockets should be on this pair of shorts.
Step 4- Use the heat setter and cover the gem crystal with the setter. Count to the recommended seconds for each gem stone and then carefully pull the setter back and work on the remaining gem stones.
Step 5- Once they are all attached to the outfit and set you can place the outfit on your doll!
I hope you have fun adding gem crystals to your dolls outfits, hair accessories, shoes and so much more!
I look forward to sharing more doll craft ideas with you again soon!~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
Karen here and today I want to show you a really easy way you can make pet accessories for your dolls pets.
To make you own you will need:
-Small Stretch Fabric Hair Loops
-Scrapbook Embellishments such as hearts bows or buttons
-A low temp glue gun or glue dots
Step 1- Plug in your low temp glue.
Step 2- Add a dab of glue on the heart and open the hair elastic and press one side into the heart.
Step 3- Let it dry and repeat on the other elastics, Then slip on the elastics over your dolls pet's ears and enjoy!
I look forward to sharing more crafts with you again soon. ~ by Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three
Karen here and for this weeks Make It Monday feature I made a puppy bed for my Our Generation Puppy. This is a really easy and fun craft you can make for your own dolls puppy or kitty!
To make your own you will need:
-1 empty pop tart box
-a piece of felt
-a coffee mug
Step 1- Use a ruler and your pencil to measure 2 1/2 inches up from the bottom and draw a line all the way around the box bottom.
Step 2- Cut along the line you created and remove the top of the box.
Step 3- On one side of the box place a coffee mug and then use your pencil to trace around the mug
Step 4- Cut out the shape you traced and your box will look like mine.
Step 5- Cover your box with duck tape. "U" shape you created and then line the inside of the box with more duck tape.
Step 6- trace your box onto a piece of felt and cut it out for the bottom of your pet bed. Place it inside your box and your pet bed is ready to play with!
Karen here and recently I saw a lovely photo on Facebook of a garland of teacups made from Styrofoam balls as decoration for a tea baby shower. I thought it would be fun to try to make them but as usable doll play teacups! So using fun foam I had on hand and two Styrofoam balls I made a set of 4. These would make lovely party crafts and take home gifts.
To make your own you will need:
-2 small Styrofoam balls
-A knife and a grown up to cut the balls in half
-8 short straight pins for sewing
-Small lid to trace a saucer circle on
Step 1- have a grown up cut your foam ball in half along the center seam on your Stryofoam ball. This works best with a knife with teeth like a saw! Have them cut both balls in half.
Step 2- Cut a 1/4 inch strip from the fun foam by 8 inches. Then cut that piece into 4 equal parts.
Use two push pins to secure the teacup handle on the side of your foam ball, repeat on each ball.
Step 3- Trace a circle twice the size of the foam cup. I used a small lid of a jam jar. Cut out 4 to be the saucers of your tea cups.
Now your tea cups are ready for play!
I hope you have fun making teacups for your dolls!
Karen here with a fun Make It Monday Craft, A Life Jacket you can make for your dolls.
To make your own you will need.
-A Padded Mailing envelope (10 inches at least)
-A Velcro Dot
Step 1- Gather all your supplies and lay your envelope flat. Place your doll on top of the envelope with her neck at the sealed end. Trace her body on the envelope, under her arms and mark where her neck is. Draw a straight line down the center of the envelope at the next line as shown in the photo above.
Step 2- Move your doll and connect the lines you have made so that they resemble a vest. Carefully cut the arms out from the bottom to the top, then cut out the neck. I traced my doll so that the vest will be waist length. Cut straight across the evenlope to create the length of the life jacket.
Step 3- Use your scissors and cut up that center line, be sure to only cut one layer.
Your vest is now ready to try on your doll.
Step 4- Place the vest on your doll and use your eyes to see where you would like to attach the velcro dot. Remove the backing and place on sticky side down and then place the other dot on top and press the top of the vest into place.
Step 5- Use your marker to draw on buckles and a badge.
Now your Dolly Life Vest Is Ready to play with!
***Please note to do not ever really put your doll in the water unless her body is full plastic. It can wreck your doll. This is a pretend life vest and will not save your doll from the water.
I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Craft and I will be back with more doll play craft ideas soon~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three