As most of you might know I am kind of obsessed with paper and dolls. That is one of the reasons why my first product for the craft market is a set of stencils that allows you to make beautiful paper dolls using scraps of paper. Yup, scraps, I am big on saving the environment and reusing and maximizing everything we buy. It is easier than you might think.
For this blog post I am going to show you a very easy doll project that is made using a thrift store fashion doll.
Thrift store doll
Mod Podge or Elmers Glue
Old book pages
Found items and embellishments.
The first step was to clean up the doll and give her a hair cut. I removed all the hair from my doll head. I also removed all clothes and accessories. Then I took some old book pages and tore them up. The entire doll was covered in book pages using Mod Podge. If you do not have Mod Podge you can always use Elmers School Glue mixed in with water.
Then I let my doll dry. Using paper and fabric scraps I made a dress and a hat. My dress skirt was made using mixed media paper. I cut out half petal shapes and then taped them together. The bodice was made using fabric. If you like, you can make a simpler dress using just fabric.
The hat was super easy to do using paper. It’s just a cone shape.
A lot of interest was added to the doll using beads and fibers. Here is what my doll ended up looking like. What will yours be like?