DIY Clock for Your Dollhouse

It’s been a couple of months since I last posted a craft, so I thought it was about time for another one. I’ve been reorganizing my dollhouse, and I decided to create a cute clock to go in the living room. I hope you guys like it. 🙂

You will need:

  • Two colors of foam
  • A cup
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • Rhinestone stickers (optional)

(The foam I used was extra thick, but normal sheets of foam work just as well.)

Place the cup upside down on one sheet of foam. Trace around the rim, then cut out the circle. This will be the base of your clock.

Cut another circle out of the second color of foam. Fold it in half and cut out the center, so you have a ring.

Hot glue the foam shapes together.

Use your Sharpie to write the numbers on the face of the clock.

Cut two small rectangles out of the second color of foam. One should be short and wide, and the other should be slightly longer and thinner. Glue them to the center of the clock. If desired, stick a rhinestone on top of the hands of the clock for the final touch.

Attach your new clock to the wall using double sided tape.

If you make this, I’d love to see photos! You can send them to me at happyhouseofag@gmail.com.

-Loren

DIY Doll Beanie

I’ve come up with two no-sew ways to make adorable doll beanies. Enjoy. 🙂

Using a sweater.

You will need:

  • Old sweater
  • Scissors
  • String

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Start by fitting one of the sweater’s sleeves over your doll’s head.

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Cut off the sleeve, making sure to leave some extra fabric on the end.

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Turn the sleeve inside out and put it back on the doll’s head. Cut a piece of string and wrap it tightly around the sleeve where you want the end of the hat to be. Tie it off and trim the string.

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Snip off the excess fabric.

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Turn it the right way out and slip it onto your doll’s head.

Using a sock.

You will need:

  • Sock
  • Scissors

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Take a sock and cut just below the heel.

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Put the toe end of the sock on your doll.

It’s that easy, that’s the whole DIY. XD

I hope you guys liked it! If you make a beanie following these instructions, you can send a picture to me using the email address happyhouseofag@gmail.com. I’d love to see what you guys made.

-Loren

DIY Doll Halloween Candy

Oh, yes: another Halloween DIY. But it’s OK, this is (probably) going to be my last craft for awhile.

So . . . yeah! Doll Halloween candy. Enjoy.

Taffy

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Place a bead in the center of a square of tissue paper.

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Twist the paper, twirling the ends in different directions.

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Rock Candy

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Cut a skewer to about two inches long. Hot glue beads to one end.

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Lollipop

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Glue a large bead to the end of a skewer (about two inches long).

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Cut a square of tissue paper. Twist it around the bead.

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Chocolate

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Glue two rectangles of brown foam together. Then make a label out of paper and Sharpie. Wrap the label around the foam and glue in place.

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Candy Corn

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Take three beads: one yellow, one orange, and one white. Stack them on top of each other and glue them in place. (Try to make the white one smaller than the others, but it you can’t, it’s no big deal.)

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Peanut Butter Cup

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Take a bottle cap and color it orange, using either paint or Sharpie. Cut a circle out of brown foam and glue it inside the bottle cap.

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Chocolate Kiss

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Cut a square out of aluminum foil and place a bead in the center of it. Twist the foil around the bead. Take a sliver of paper and slip it in the end of the twist.

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Gummies

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I have bear-shaped beads that can serve as gummy bears. If you have any animal-shaped beads, create a package out of plastic wrap and tape and put the beads inside.

-Loren

DIY Jack-o-Lantern Bucket

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Your dolls need a way to carry around their candy this Halloween! I’ll show you how to make a cute jack-o-lantern bucket.

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You will need:

  • Yarn
  • Black foam
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • The bottom half of an orange Easter egg

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Cut two triangles and a D-shape out of the black foam. (Try making different faces, too!)

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Glue them to the Easter egg.

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Cut a piece of yarn and glue the ends to the inside of the Easter egg. Instead of placing the yarn directly in the middle of the egg, I would recommend gluing it closer to the face. This way, the side the face is on will tip up, so you can see it better.

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Fill with tiny candy and enjoy!

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-Loren

DIY Fairy Costume

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You will  need:

  • Tissue paper
  • Glue
  • Glitter
  • Hot glue gun
  • Pipecleaner
  • Five pipecleaners of the same color
  • Scissors (not shown)

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Out of the four like-colored pipecleaners, take one and bend it into the shape above. Twist the ends together.

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Lay the pipecleaner on the tissue paper and cut around it. Make sure to leave some room around the pipecleaner.

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Put glue onto the pipecleaner and press the tissue paper into it. Once it’s cooled, trim off any access paper.

Repeat these directions to create another wing in the same shape.

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Take a new pipecleaner and bend it into a circle. Cut a tissue paper circle and glue them together. Make another circular wing.

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All four sections of the wings are done. Now we have to attach them.

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Take the fifth colored pipecleaner and cut it into thirds. You can discard two of them, because we only need one section. Bend it over and glue the ends to the circular wings. Go ahead and glue the wings together, too, where you connected them to the pipecleaner.

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Find the twisted parts of the first two wings you made and glue them to the bent over pipecleaner.

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You should have one pipecleaner left. Find the middle of it and glue that to the bent pipecleaner.

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Draw a design on the wings with glue (swirls look nice).

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Sprinkle the glue with glitter. Once it’s dry, it will look very nice! To speed up the drying process, blow hot air on the wings with a hairdryer.

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When everything is dry, situate the wings on the doll’s back. Remember the pipecleaner whose middle we glued to the wings? Wrap it around the doll’s waist and twist the ends together.

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Now your doll has sparkly fairy wings!

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Next, I’ll be showing you how to make a wand.

You will need:

  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbons
  • Foam
  • Skewer

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Trim the skewer to the desired length.

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Cut a star out of the foam and glue it to the end of the skewer.

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Glue some ribbons to the back of the star.

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Now . . . some photos. 🙂

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-Loren

Camp Dolliwatha, Week One: Polaroids

Welcome to the final day of Week One of Camp Dolliwatha!

Polaroids

For today’s craft, we’re making doll-size Polaroids!

Start by taking the pictures that you want to turn into Polaroids. I did a photobooth with my dolls: the background is scrapbook paper taped to the wall, and the props are foam glued to kabob sticks.

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Background.

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Props.

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Upload the pictures to your computer. Then go to PicMonkey.com, scroll over “Edit,” and select “Computer.”

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A screen will pop up asking you to click the photo you’d like to edit. Find the pictures you uploaded to your computer earlier and select one.

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Once you’ve chosen a photo, PicMonkey will take you to the editing screen. Find the picture of the frame in the left menu and click on it.

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Once the Frames screen has loaded, scroll down until you find the Polaroid Frame option. Apply.

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Press the “Save” button on the top of the page.

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Follow the directions on the Save screen.

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Once you’ve edited all your pictures to look like Polaroids, go to Google Docs (or any document program) and create a new document. Click the Insert button on the top left and select Image.

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Upload the Polaroids and insert them into the document.

Make them small — mine are 1″ 1/2 by 1″ 1/4. Print out the document on card stock paper, and cut out the pictures. (If they’re not the right size, you can just change it in Google Docs and try again.)

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You’re done!

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How cute are these?

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I found the mini clothespins at Michael’s, and clipped them onto some string to create a little display of goofy photobooth Polaroids.

For Week Two of Camp Dolliwatha, I’ll be handing the baton to Josie, who is doing an acting theme. Visit her blog from July 25 – 30 for more crafts.

If you made this craft, email me up to three pictures at happyhouseofag@gmail.com. I’ll include your photo(s) in the weekly Camp Dolliwatha recap post on Saturday!

-Loren