Hello , Happy holidays and such!
Ngaire here with a little tutorial on how you too can make your own festive art dolly.. out of stuff you may already have around the home! WOOT!
I have been playing around with the fabulous December Knick Knack kit.. and one of the many surprises inside was this little miss. I love making dolls and was a handsewn teddy bear artist in a former life.. ( my early thirties..)
so when I saw her I instantly wanted to cut her up…( in the nicest way possible, of course.. just call me Dexter. *snort*) and so ..I did.
I just used a craft knife.. but be careful…. they are sharp and the plastic is hard!
Next I coloured her in .. with a sharpie.. makes it so easy and it is permanent (so go slow as you colour.).. on her hair, and her arms.. I did her legs too, but ended up not using them.. (I have saved them for my next Dr Frankenstein project.)
after letting all the bits dry.. I added a little collar of lace, jammed her head onto the tree top and added a daub of glue to keep it there. ( I made a hole in her neck for the tree to go into, I used an awl to do this.) You may need to trim the top of your tree so the bits work together.
**** Remember you arent limited to a small tree to make a dolly from.. a bauble, a star, a vintage decoration or a glass bottle will make a perfectly delightful and little odd dolly too. ( and you KNOW how I am loving the odd!) ****
so then you have this: or at least .. something vaguely similar..
Then I set upon her little self with my craft hot glue gun and popped her arms into place.
While I had the glue out, I glued on a string of plastic beads to add to her “decorative-ness”. You could also add beads or buttons or tiny tinsel.
You can also make her a headpiece, or a crown, or a star hat ? what ever takes your fancy..
and then if you truly have nothing better to do.. you can sew a cute stocking for her to hold onto..
and there you are.. one slightly creepy and amazingly festive dolly… ready to freak out your loved ones and scare the cat.
no…. YOU are welcome!
until next time..