Monday, April 13, 2015

Make It Monday! Make A Doll Kite!

Karen here and it is Make It Monday! Today I wanted to share an easy way to make a kite for your dolls using Duck Tape Brand Duck Tape, Yarn and Coffee Stir Sticks.

You will need to make your own:
-4 stir sticks
-Yarn
-Scissors
-A roll of Duck Tape
-Your Doll
Step 1- Assemble all your supplies. You will need to find the center of each of your stir sticks. Bend in 2 in half until till they snap as and make the shape of the V as shown in the photo above.

Step 2- Unroll and lay out your Duck Tape from the roll, Make sure your
then lay your two V shapes with ends touching each other on top and centered in your tape;

then place one long stir stick in the center, snap of the end if it is too long and another in half to be the cross piece.

Step 3- Wrap your Duck Tape over your stir sticks as shown in the photo above until your wood is all covered.

Step 4- Unroll a piece of Duck Tape from your roll and tri fold it as show in the photo above left then bend it on each end to create a loop for your dolls hand to fit through so she can hold the kite. Tape it into place on the back side of the kite.
Step 5- Use some yarn and create a kite streamer tail. I made a small tassel and taped it into place at one end of the kite.
Step 6- With the remaining half of the stir stick wrap and knot a piece of yarn to one end and cover it with more tape, This will help your doll hold the kite string. Cut the yarn about 18 inch long. Loop tie the other end to the handled on the underside of the kite you made earlier and your kite is ready to use!
 I hope you enjoyed today's post and are inspired to make and take your doll play outside this Spring.
Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, March 30, 2015

Make It Monday! Make Your Doll Her Own Garden Plants

It is Spring and this Make I Monday Post features easy to make doll sized planters you can make for your own doll. You can fill them with flowers or leave them as fun pots!

To Make your own you will need:
-2 toilet paper tubes
-Small dollar store flowers
-colorful paper (I used wrapping paper)
-A Glue Stick
-Scissors
-Brown Fun Foam
-Doll Sized Popsicle Sticks
-Pencil Crayons
* watering can and "potting bench" from Michael's the craft store.
Step 1- Gather all your supplies and cut your toilet tubes in half as shown in the photo above.
Step 2- Use a glue stick and run a line of glue over the wide edge of your toilet tissue roll, leaving one edge of the paper long so you can tuck it up the bottom of your pot.  Wrap your paper around the tube. Cut and glue the end into place and fold over the edges. Do this for all your pots.
Step 3- Place the covered tube on top of your brown fun foam use a pencil crayon and trace the shape of your pot. Cut the fun foam out. Repeat for all your doll pots.
Step 4- Use your scissors and make a snip in the circle of your fun foam as shown in the photo above this is where you will slide your plant marker into place.

Step 5- Cut a small bunch of flowers from your dollar store flowers and cut a hole to slide them in through the fun foam as well.
Step 6- Make Plant Markers and use your pencil crayons to personalize your pot markers. Repeat on all your doll pots.

I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Post and I look forward to sharing more doll play ideas with you again soon.
~ By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

Monday, March 16, 2015

Make It Monday! Let's Make Shamrock Shortbread For Your Dolls!


Today for Make It Monday I have made my dolls some Shamrock Short Bread for their St. Patrick's Day Tea Party! To make your own you will need:
-Oven Bake Polymer clay. I used Sculpey Clay In White and Green (You can choose any color)
-Crinkle Cutter Rectangle from the Premo! Set found by clicking here
-Premo Mini Metal Cutters Holiday Shamrock Find it by clicking here
-Sculpey Tool set like the one shown here or a tooth pick
-Sculpey Work and Bake Mat or wax paper on an oven safe baking tray
-Oven Preheated to your clays directions, oven safe gloves


Step 1- Assemble all your supplies and cover your work space. Pre heat your oven to the recommended setting on your clay.
Step 2- Open and work your lightest color of clay first. I rolled and patted mine by hand. Press it out and cut out your 4 "shortbread" cookies. Don't worry if you have a tiny bit left you can use that to make one round shortbread to enjoy or share with a dolly friend like I did.
Step 3- Once your four cookies are cut out. Work a small amount of green clay into a flat circle like mine. Use your small shamrock cutter to cut 4 (or 5 if you are doing a round cookie) and lay them in the middle of your shortbread. Press them gently into place.
Step 4- Use the pointed end of your tool to make the holes in your short bread.
Step 5- If you are using the work and bake mat you can place it and the tray in the oven to bake. If you are using paper you will have to transfer your cookies into place on a oven safe tray and then bake them.
Step 6- Bake them according to the directions on your clay, remove them from allow them to cool then they are ready to give to your dolls!

I hope you enjoyed today's Make It Monday Craft! My Dolls sure did! They are thrilled with their new outfits from Daydream Doll Boutique's Frozen Shop! Check out all the Frozen themed outfits in shop by clicking here.
By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three from Karen Mom of Three's Craft Blog

Monday, March 2, 2015

Make It Monday! Make A Fun Fringe Purse For Your Dolls!

Karen here and today I have a craft I hope you will love that is inspired by our Paint The Sky Outfit for 18 inch dolls. My doll Chrissa is modeling this fun outfit that looks great on all 18 inch dolls.
When my outfit arrived I was so excited and knew I wanted to make a matching purse to go with this outfit so for today's Make It Monday Post, I am sharing just how I made my doll a matching purse.

To make your own Fun Fringe Purse you will need:
Felt in Black, Light Blue, Pink, Purple and Yellow
A Needle and Thread
A Button
Scissors
Red Heart Yarn in a Coordinating Color
A Glue Gun

Step 1- Cut a piece of Black felt 9 inches by 3 inches wide.
Step 2- Cut a strip of 1 1/2 inch felt in each of your remaining colors and snip the bottom edges 3/4 of an inch all the way along
Step 3- Plug in your glue gun.
Step 4- fold your Black Felt  3 1/2 inches up and smooth along the bottom with your finger. Place a button in the center of the felt approximately 1 inch down from the edge. Thread your needle and  sew into place on only the one piece of felt.
Step 5- Run a line of glue along the bottom edge of your purse and press in the first frayed felt piece. Repeat on the remaining felt fringe pieces.
Step 6- Open your Black piece of felt and flip it button side down against your work surface. Place a dab of glue on the felt and fold the fringe edges over. You can trim them once your glue has set.
Step 7- Turn your felt back over and fold into the purse shape. Fold the flap down over the button as shown and use your scissors to create a button hole.  Put the button through the hole.
Step 8- To make the handle cut 12, 14 inch strands of yarn from your ball. Tie a knot on each end as shown in the photos above.
Step 9- With the knot ends peaking out of your doll purse glue the yarn into place on both sides. Allow to dry and your purse is ready for play!
Thank you for joining me for Make It Monday! To view and order your own Paint The Sky Outfit from our shop please click here.
~ By Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

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Sunday, March 1, 2015

Visit Us at Simple Treasures this Week

We will be at Farmington ,Utah this week for the Simple Treasures show, be sure to stop by and see all of our new styles if you are in the area.