Monday, November 23, 2015

Make It Monday! No Sew Holiday Cape Or Choir Costume

Karen here with today's Make It Monday Craft. My dollar store had the most amazing sparkle mini tree skirts that I knew would make the perfect holiday cape or choir costume with just a few easy snips! Today I want to show you how you can make your own for your dolls.
All you need to make your own is your doll, a pair of sharp scissors and a $2 mini tree skirt. My dollar store had these in so many colors the blue was stunning as well.

Step 1- Undo the plastic ties from the package and open your tree skirt.
Step 2- Undo the ribbon ties and place the tree skirt around your dolls neck.
Step 3- Re tie the ribbons then lay your doll down.
Step 4- Fold the skirt down around your dolls shoulders and use your fingers to measure a two inch piece of the skirt down from the shoulder and carefully cut a slit on each side for your dolls arm.
 Step 5- Slide your dolls hands through the slits and your cape or choir robe is ready. I paired my cape with a holiday dress that had a ruffle collar, you could just use a piece of dollar store lace and tie it in to place as well.

I hope you enjoyed this weeks Make It Monday craft and I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
I look forward to sharing more doll play craft ideas with you again soon! By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, November 9, 2015

It's Make It Monday! Set The Table For Thanksgiving Tea

The days are growing shorter as the dark comes earlier it seems each night. By the time I finished my craft for photos the sun had long since set!  For today's Make It Monday craft I am sharing with you an easy way to add a little glam to your dolly tea table using items you may have at home.

Setting a nice table makes all the difference when you are entertaining with friends and dollies are no exception.  To share today I am showing you how to use fun foam, felt, ribbon, left over artificial flower leaves and a sharpie to create a festive fall themed or Thanksgiving themed tea for yourself and your dolls.

To make your own you will need:
-Light brown, tan, or another fall colored sheet of fun foam
-Brown Felt
-A Ruler or measuring tape
-A Gold or Copper Colored Sharpie Marker
-1/4 thick Ribbon

Step 1- Remove the leaves from a stem of an artificial flower, pull off the small plastic part that held the leaves into place and then trim apart the leaves.
Step 2- Use a Sharpie Marker to write your dolls name on the leaf. Repeat for as many dolls that you have attending the party.

Step 3- To create each napkin I measured and cut a 4 inch by 4 inch square out of felt. Then I placed the felt over my finger to form the napkin shape. Next I wrapped ribbon around the center and tied it into place.
Step 4- Cut out place mats for your dolls using fun foam. I cut 3 1/2 inches by 2 1/2 inch rectangles but you can make yours larger if your table has space.

Now you are ready to set the table for your dolls tea party! I used items I had from my own mini tea set collection to set this table and I am thrilled with how it turned out and so was my doll!
Thank you for joining me for today's Make It Monday Craft! I look forward to sharing more dolly craft ideas with you soon.~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, October 26, 2015

Make It Monday- DIY Simple Doll Sized Halloween Costume

Karen here and this year my boys have been so creative with what they wanted to be and I am sharing my son Alex's costume in doll size. Alex wanted to be a Twister Board for Halloween and this costume is so easy to make and one I think you are going to love for your doll.
To make your own you will need:
-1 piece of white cardboard or paper
-Markers in Red, Blue, Yellow and Green
-A Pencil
-A Small Bottle to trace the circles with I used a bottle of fabric paint
-24 inches of ribbon
-A Ruler
Step 1- Cut a piece of cardboard or paper 10 inches by 6 inches
Step 2- Use a pencil and trace 4 rows of 6 circles
Step 3- Use your markers to color in the circles as shown in the photo above
Step 4- Use your red marker to write the word Twister at the bottom right and the top left.
Step 5- Cut your ribbon into two 12 inch pieces and tape one end of each on the back of your Twister Board
Step 6- Tie the ribbons behind your dolls neck and she is ready to trick or treat! Here is what my son Alex's costume looks like too!
Thank you for joining us for this Make It Monday Craft! We hope you have a safe and Happy Halloween!
~ By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three 

Monday, October 12, 2015

Make It Monday! Cherry Hand Pies! Happy Columbus Day & Canadian Thanksgiving!

Karen here and it is Thanksgiving Monday here in Canada. Popular where I live are hand pies. Hand Pies are small pies you can hold in your hand and are some of the most delicious pies around! We even have a food truck that sells only Hand Pies!
Here is how you can easily make doll sized hand pies!
To make your own you will need:
-Tan or Light brown Fun foam
- Small Red Pompoms
-Low temp glue gun and glue sticks

Step 1- Assemble all your supplies and plug in your glue gun. Use your ruler to cut out 4 1 inch by 2 inch pieces of fun foam.
Step 2- Use your scissors to cut 2 slits in the fun foam that look like air holes for your hand pie.

Step 3- Add two dabs of glue on the other piece of fun foam and press the pompoms into place
Step 4- Place the piece of fun foam with the slits over the top of the pom poms and run a line of glue down one side. Carefully press and hold it into place until it is set or dry.
Step 5- Add another line of glue on the other side and press the other side closed. Press and hold until set.
Step 6- *Optionally you can add glue at the ends of the hand pies but I found mine held tight with out it. Repeat steps 1-6 on your remaining fun foam to create the other hand pie.

These little pies will fit nicely in your dolls hand and look great on a dolly plate too!