Monday, December 16, 2013

Make It Monday~ A Doll Trunk For The Mini Dolls

Today For "Make It Monday" I wanted to share with you a fun and easy way to make a great Doll Trunk for the mini dolls using a wooden trinket box from the dollar store and Rit Dye.
To create your own Mini Doll Trunk you will need:
-A wooden trinket box from the dollar or craft store
-Liquid Rit Dye of your choice, I used Dark Green and Cherry Red
-Foam Brush
-Glass jar or craft container for the dyes
-Cotton Swabs

Step 1- cover your work space and assemble your supplies.
Step 2- Pour a small amount of your Rit dye into your glass bowl or craft container. A little goes a long way!
Step 3- Use your foam brush to spread one of the dye colors over the areas of your wooden box you wish to color, leave clear the area you wish to color with your second dye choice. This is pretty quick drying as the wood is very thirsty.

Step 4- Once you have colored all the areas of your box you want colored with the first dye, pour your left over dye back into the bottle for another use.

Step 4a- Using your second dye, pour a small amount of the dye into a craft container or use the inside of your dye lid. As you are only using a small amount you may find that this is enough for your accent color.
Step 5- Use cotton swabs to fill in the small corners and the front of your chest as shown in the photos above.
Step 6- Let dry completely and fill with your mini doll’s treasures!

I love working with Rit Dye and wood is only one of the things you can use liquid Rit dye for. It is easy and fun to use. Give it a try with your craft items and see what I mean!
I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I look forward to sharing more dolly craft ideas with you soon~ Karen Owen aka Karen Mom of Three

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